Breaking Bread Together with Compassion and Love
On May 29, 2019, Mayor Rick Kriseman and Muslim leaders from throughout Tampa Bay will host St. Petersburg’s 3rd Annual Iftar Dinner welcoming residents of all faiths to celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Iftar is the evening meal when Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset. The event will be held at St. Petersburg’s historic Coliseum, located at 535 Fourth Avenue North.
Mayor Kriseman said “Now more than ever, we must be expressive in our love and respect for people of all faiths. For our third year, I am excited to bring the community together to honor our Muslim brothers and sisters.”
RSVP Deadline: May 15, 2019
go to http://www.stpete.org/mayor_s_office/iftar_dinner.php to make reservation!
“This movie is well worth seeing. I highly recommend it.”
–Rev. Kim P. Wells
Drag Queen Bingo, which puts the “fun” in “fundraising,” is essential to helping Celebrate Outreach feed over 150 homeless and precariously housed people at our Loaves and Fishes Breakfast every Saturday morning.
On Wednesday, January 16 friends and supporters of the breakfast will gather at Hamburger Mary’s, 2901 Tyrone Blvd. N. in St Pete for Anything Goes Bingo with drag queen caller Miranda Sugarbaker (motto: “This ain’t your gramma’s bingo”). We guarantee food, friends, double entendres, single entendres, and a lot of fun.
We also guarantee a drag queen bingo competition—but not one that involves fabulous clothes or, for that matter, race cars. Grab members of a group in your life—a club, religious congregation, circle of friends, work colleagues—and join us at Hamburger Mary’s. There will be two fabulous trophies awarded: one for the group with the most members in attendance and one for the group with the most bingo winners. Don’t have a group? Get some people together, name yourselves, and come on down! Or come by yourself, with or without a nom de bingo (such as Party of One or Mondo Mono).
No matter how big or small the number of people, please join us. The Loaves and Fishes Breakfast feeds over 150 poor and homeless residents of St. Petersburg with a full Denny’s-style breakfast every Saturday morning. In the past, Drag Queen Bingo has raised enough money to finance the breakfast for sixth months, and we hope to do that again.
Bingo sheets are available for a $10.00 cash donation. There will be gift bags for the winners. The website information for the bingo is here,
Please spread the word. I have attached the flyer for the event. Feel free to post in virtual and/or physical reality, early and often. The restaurant will seat people from 5:30-6:30. If you could come a bit early so the kitchen doesn’t get overwhelmed, that would be helpful. Bingo starts at 7:00.
Call Hamburger Mary’s at (727) 851-9386 to reserve seats. Please call ASAP.
Call us at (727) 894-2832 if you have any questions. See you Wednesday, January 16, and, as always, thanks from everyone at the Loaves and Fishes Breakfast.
John and Sheila Stewart
Photos by Emily Gibson