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Aloha! Yucatan Beach Stand's second annual Mid-Winter Luau to take place Jan. 31.

January 8, 2010

For the second year in a row, the Yucatan Beach Stand, 250 Old San Carlos Blvd., is proud to host its annual Mid-Winter Luau, coming up Sunday, Jan. 31, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., benefitting the local Ostego Bay Marine Science Center.

"It's one of my favorite events," said Stephen De Angelis, general manager of the Yucatan Beach Stand. "Because of the costumes the staff wears, the weather is generally perfect this time of year, and again, it gives everybody a reason to wear that Hawaiian shirt they've left in the closet for the last several years."

During the nine-hour fund-raiser and party, there will be plenty of live music from national trop-rock act John Reno and Steely Pan (a steel pan player), as well as local sensation Dave Collaton and many more.

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Vendors will line the Yucatan parking lot, offering guests an array of baubles and trinkets they both need and want, from sunglasses and purses to local jewelry, crafts, accessories and more.

A traditional hog roast and all the fixings are sure to make anyone's mouth water, and the frozen drink station stationed outside will tempt your palate with margaritas, pina coladas and a wealth of other tropical treats.

Enjoy the 50/50s, raffles, prizes and giveaways, on top of the fun contests people love to enter.

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Second annual Mid-Winter Luau

at Yucatan Beach Stand,

250 Old San Carlos Blvd.

What: Raffles, prizes, food, contests, vendors, all-day luau fun for the Ostego Bay Marine Science Center.

How much: Free admission. Raffle, food and beverage tickets available.

"As usual, we'll be doing the ugliest Hawaiian shirt contest, as well as coconut bowling and hula hoop challenge, among plenty of freebies, raffles and giveaways," Stephen said. "Sponsors include Voodoo Tiki Tequila, Suncoast Beverages, Coastal Beverages, the Baywalk Group, Brenda B. Music and the Lighthouse Inn and Tiki Bar."

There is no charge to attend, and live entertainment will reign both inside and outside of the establishment.

Food, raffle and beverage tickets will be available for purchase.

Vendor space is still available. For more information, call Stephen De Angelis at the Yucatan Beach Stand, 333-4FUN.

Stephen concludes by saying, "There's going to be plenty of tropical fun for all. Come out and have a great time while supporting a great cause. Joanne Semmer with the Ostego Bay Marine Science Center is absolutely amazing. She's doing so much for the community. Ostego Bay does so much that no one even sees or pays attention to. We're so thankful for all they do. Come out and support a great cause."



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