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Monday, July 09, 2007

I trust everyone had a great 4th of July holiday! The beach here was packed! We had our annual summer 3 mile run with over 200 entries and over 100 kids fishing in the kids fishing tournament. Even though it threatened to storm, it didn't and the fireworks over the water were great! I helped out with the kids fishing tournament. What a great time---the kids were so proud of their 4 inch pin fish. It really was a lot of fun-free bait, drinks, hot dogs. Lots of very positive comments from folks visiting for the first time!!

The Neon Palm in Mexico Beach is now open, 11:00 to 11:00 everyday. Wings, hamburgers, deli sandwiches. Its always great to have another option for dining! We are waiting patiently for Mango Marley's to open--just not sure when. The new Bayside Bank is also open on the corner of 15th and 98. They did a beautiful job with that building and its landscaping! Great people working there too, Dianne, Brittany, Michelle!

The Movies under the Stars has a new schedule for July. July 12th at Frank Pate Park in Port St. Joe, Arthur and the Invisibles at 8:30 Eastern time. July Thursday July 19th Madagascar will be playing in Mexico Beach at the El Governor at 7:30 PM CT
Thursday, July 26th Bridge to Terabithia will be playing at Frank Pate Park in PSJ at 8:30 PM
The movies are free - bring a blanket and snacks!

If you have any ideas for any activities that we can provide for both the locals and tourists alike please let me know---we are always trying to come up with low cost activites that we can promote throughout the year.

I hope that everybody will be participating in the MBARA fishing tournament. The largest tournament held in Mexico Beach. It starts off with THE BEST captain's party at the El Governor Friday night, the 24th. Free beer, sausage of all types fresh from Louisiana and cooked right there by the cooking team. Lots of door prizes for all entrants! The tournament is on Saturday the 25th and the awards dinner, with a free fish buffet at Toucan's on Saturday night. Another very good time!!!

To continue on that fishing front---the boat ramp on Hwy 98 and 37th street has been re-paved so it should be in good condition. The city is also getting a new dredge! We haven't had many problems with the canal being stopped in for long, so good job City of Mexico Beach!!!!!
Fishing has been just so-so. As the old saying goes "That's why they call it fishin not catchin"

As for real estate-------------although it doesn't seem any better. The stats show we are doing much better than last year with almost twice as many sales. Of course the prices have continued to drop! If anyone wants a piece of this gorgeous coast, I truly, truly believe this is the time---sellers are taking some pretty ridiculous offers!!! If you have a dollar amount in mind, let me know what it is and I'll try to find you something in that price range!! We've got some great properties at some great prices!!!
If you are interested in buying, please go ahead and get pre-qualified by a lender, so it will increase the effectiveness of your offer!! Interest rates are still very good and there are lots of programs available to help with closing costs and down payments. I'll be more than happy to put you in touch with some great bankers to help you out!!!!!

Thanks for taking the time to check in with me and as always don't hesitate to post a response or email me directly!
Thanks and have a great week!!!

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