The 239th anniversary of the Menorcans in St. Augustine will be recognized March 12 when Menorcan Heritage Day is celebrated from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Llambias House, 31 St. Francis St. All are invited. There is no admission.
The day will be marked by mullet net making, storytelling and songs, showing of family crests, Menorcan T-shirts and books and datil pepper sauce and jelly available.
Food selections include Menorcan clam chowder, all kinds of pilau (a rice dish) and baked goods, available at a donation from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mike Usina will demonstrate the art of making mullet nets, and Herb and Sheila Greenleaf will have available the T-shirts, bumper stickers and datil pepper jelly and sauce.
Speakers will detail a variety of subjects, with programs presented in the downstairs room of the Llambias House. Included are Sandie Stratton – Menorcan history; Brenda Swan – Menorcan lighthouse keepers; Brandon Burk – shrimp boats; Ann Masters with her book of poems; and Michelle Reyna telling stories of the Pacetti family.
Parking will be provided at Cathedral Parish School lot on St. George Street; and at St. Benedict Catholic Church, with a shuttle from St. Benedict. CPS School is located just north of St. Francis Street; and St. Benedict is on Martin Luther King Avenue.