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Sharky’s BAY HELPING BAY raises $20,000 for the Panama City Rescue Mission

Sharky’s fifth Bay Helping Bay event raised $20,000 this past Thursday, December 15th, for the Panama City Rescue Mission.

This is the second time BAY HELPING BAY has benefited the Rescue Mission. The event was extremely successful and guests came out to Sharky’s for both lunch and dinner. One hundred percent of the day’s food proceeds were donated, along with an additional monetary donation from Sharky’s Restaurant.
BAY HELPING BAY has now raised just under $40,000 over the past fifteen months for local
non‐profit groups. “Our Family has been involved in and supported the Rescue Mission for many years and Sharky’s was pleased to help out such a great cause yet again,” said Neel Bennett, co‐owner of Sharky’s Beachfront Restaurant.
“My father, Julian Bennett, served on the Mission’s Board, and was very active in the Board’s activities. Having witnessed recently firsthand the recovery program, and its effort to treat addiction, it is for many the last chance for survival. We believe that the Mission has and will continue to serve, a vital role in helping those in need in Bay County. Our family and our employees are proud to offer this donation.”

Thurman Chambers, President and CEO of the Panama City Rescue Mission stated, “This donation enables us to continue to help those who have come to us in their darkest hour and turned their lives around in ways they never thought possible. People leave our mission completely transformed and ready to live as stable, productive members of our community.
It means so much to those in need, that this community is so willing to help,” Thurman concluded.

The next BAY HELPING BAY event will be on February 10th, 2017 from 3pm to 6pm, at Sharky’s and will benefit Food for Kids. The event will feature a special menu and a dinner show featuring Todd Allen Herendeen.

PHOTO: Pictured left to right: Joe Footen, Eva Dixon, Kami Viers, Rick Hulse, Jeff Storey, Neel Bennett, Jeff Friedrich, Thurman Chambers, John Dunaway, Michelle Price, Mike Bennett, Grant
Wittstruck. (Photo credit: Emily Dykes, Panama City News Herald)

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