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Neal Watson to Lead Festivities Celebrating 50th Anniversary of Key Largo’s Pennekamp St Park
Neal Watson, dive legend and operator of Dive Bimini, a Guy Harvey Outpost Dive Center, will head the judging team for Key Largo’s first King and Queen of the Reef. A costume party and gala kicks-off celebrations at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Buzzards Roost.
The event is part of the Key Largo Chamber’s observance of the 50th Anniversary for Pennekamp State Park.
Entry to the contest is free and participants will be judged in two categories for costume and a 50-word essay on ‘Why they feel worthy to qualify for this exalted position,’ according to event coordinator Sue Finney.
The King of the Reef will be crowned King Poseidon, God of the Seas and the Queen of the Reef, Her Highness Amphitrite Goddess of the Seas. Prize packages for the winners will include VIP tickets to join Watson aboard the Grand Marshall Boat of the Holiday Boat Parade, which takes place the following Saturday, Dec. 11.
The Buzzards Roost gala begins at 6 p.m. with a champagne reception followed by a four-course dinner. Tickets cost $55 per person.
For reservations, call 453-3746.