Mike ‘Popeye’ Dearden put out the call, and islanders answered: despite the summer heat, hundreds packed the Beach Pub last Sunday for Popeyepalooza VII, raising over $4,000 for local youth sports and having a great time doing it.
“What an incredible day, with good people, good food, and good music!” crowed an exhausted but blissful Dearden on the morning after the event. “Popeyepalooza VII was just an awesome day, and a big success! While we didn’t top last year’s amazing total, it is a VERY respectable number that makes me very happy!!! The people of this community are some of the most generous, giving, and fun loving people I’ve seen in all my travels. You came to help us raise money for the children of the community, and that shows more heart and character than many exhibit in a growingly apathetic global society.”