Love for Bruce Day Huge Success


We were proud to have donated about 500 lbs. of non-perishable food and 3,305 dollars in monies for the Harry Chapin Food Bank in memory of Bruce Cermak at the 1st Annual Love for Bruce Day held at the Surf Club on July 2nd.

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Islanders turned out in force for Love for Bruce Day on July 2nd. Photo by Mark List.

We could not have done this without the help of a very dedicated crew and special volunteers. The list is long so I will use first names: Mitch, Mary, Dawn, Jessica N, Jessica V, Trich, Cheryl, Will, Breadman, Nancy, Popeye…

All our great 16 musicians of the day, led by Tommy V and Jo List; Liza and Jessie at the Surf Club for hosting the event and donating the Chicago Dogs; Print Shop, Ink – Gary and Carolyn to start us off with their beautiful Posters and Fliers; The help of our Newspapers for helping promote this 1st-ever event: Melissa at the Beach Bulletin, Gary at the Island Sand Paper, Bobby at the Sun Bay and of course, all our Local businesses that hung our posters and showed such generosity in donating items for our raffle (Thank you Dawn Gaylor for your efforts), Bob’s Top End T-shirts to keep Bruce’s memory alive.

Last however, but not least, a special thanks to the hundreds of guests that came out that day with their kind donations and time.

We hope everyone had a Great Time. Please feel free to post ideas for next year’s 2nd annual Love For Bruce Day on our Facebook Page. It is sure to be better yet!


Mitch Pacyna
Fort Myers Beach