Anna Maria Elementary School 2014 Fall Festival

Anna Maria Elementary Fall Festival is the best way to make Halloween last and to ring in Fall here on Anna Maria Island. The Anna Maria Elementary School Fall Festival is on Saturday November 1st from 3:30 to 8PM!!!  This event is open to the public, so you do not need to be or have a student at this school to enjoy the event.

This year’s festivities will start out with a children’s costumed parade beginning at 3:30PM at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce located at 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.  They will then take a path south down Gulf Drive ending at the elementary school located at 4700 Gulf Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217.

After the parade there will be carnival type games with prizes, a costume contest with prizes and a HUGE bake sale not with prizes… sorry.   There will be live music by Blue Echo Bluegrass to enjoy with lots of eats and treats too with the island cookout!

If you didn’t get enough scares on Halloween make sure to take a tour of the Haunted House (which is open on October 31st as well)!  There are also not so scary tours for the little monsters/princesses as well that will not give them nightmares.

All proceeds for this event will go directly back to the school to support their programs and facilities.  If you would like more information please contact the school directly at 941-708-5525.  The event is put on by the school’s PTO, and is one not to be missed.  Hope to see you all there!

Anna Maria Elementary Goes Back To School

back to schoolSo far it has been a wonderful summer here on Anna Maria Island and for students summer vacation is slowly coming to an end. School starts Monday August 20th and that means that traffic will increase drastically. Expect delays in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island! It will definitely take everyone a little longer to get where they are going especially in the mornings between 8:00am – 8:30am and afternoons between 2:45pm – 3:15pm when the students are released. West Manatee Fire Rescue will be in front of Anna Maria Elementary for the first week of School to help remind the public to slow down in the school zone and keep the kids safe and secure.

If your family is gearing up for back to school shopping make sure to take full advantage of the sales tax holiday this year. The sales tax holiday will run this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday offering tax fee items such as clothing, footwear, certain accessories, and school supplies across the state of Florida.

For more information on the best ways to enjoy the rest of the summer on the beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island. Check out our local scene and find fun outdoor activities, area restaurants, and tips like who has the best ice cream treats on the island. Have fun and stay safe!