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Bluegrass, Brew and BBQ to benefit Operation Open Arms

Fort Myers Florida Weekly - 4/26/2017

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach will host its Bluegrass, Brew and BBQ event from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, to benefit Operation Open Arms, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the care and treatment of post traumatic stress disorder in military personnel and veterans.

The event will feature live music from the Bugtussle Ramblers and the Cooter Creek Bluegrass Band, craft beer from Fort Myers Brewing Company, a 50/50 raffle and a $15 barbecue plate while supplies last. Free car parking and boat dockage will be available.

Last year's Bluegrass, Brew and BBQ event raised more than $7,000 for Operation Open Arms, attracting more than 800 guests to support the cause. The event will also feature a silent auction, with 100 percent of the auction proceeds supporting Operation Open Arms.

For the past 12 years, Operation Open arms has continued to make a difference in the lives of more than 3,400 military personnel and veterans, facilitating more than $13.6 million in direct tangible benefits for U.S. troops returning from combat or foreign duty stations. For more information about the organization and its cause, visit

Matanzas on the Bay is at 416 Crescent St. on Fort Myers Beach on Estero Bay. To book your party or for more information, call 463-3838 or visit ¦


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