|Posted by Anne Siren on April 4, 2013 at 6:40 AM|
By Marty Lenkowsky
Lighthouse Point – Looking to buy some moonshine? Well you can, right here in Lighthouse Point.
It’s all part of this city’s 8th Annual “Dinner Under the Stars” to be held Saturday, April 6 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at Frank McDonough Park, 3500 NE 27 Ave. Tables are still available to purchase for this year’s event, said Parks and Recreation Director John Trudel. Each table seats 10 and costs $100. “The city furnishes the tables, chairs and entertainment,” he said. Individual seats cannot be purchased.
For newcomers to this fun event, Frank McDonough Park might easily be mistaken for a preview of Halloween. People decorate their tables with a theme and dress to fit that theme. In years past, themes have included pirates, college sports teams, the Roaring 20s, tailgate parties and even a clam bake.
Lighthouse Point resident Kim Hill has purchased three tables for this year’s event. Her theme will be “moonshiners.” She said her guests will dress like “moonshiners and rednecks.” Their decorations will include a still, a deer target and horseshoes.
“It’s all about hanging out and being silly,” Hill said. The folks at her tables will be eating the part as well enjoying Southern favorites such as barbecued ribs and collard greens. Trudel said during a past Dinner Under the Stars, people at the clam bake table enjoyed lobster, crabs, clams and other seafood delicacies.
During last year’s event, Hill said her table theme was The Rocky Horror Picture Show, complete with singing and dance routines.
For those who want to dance and listen to good music, the Low Tides, a local classic rock band, will entertain. The city provides the band. Participants bring their own food and beverages.
Prizes will be awarded to the table with the best decorations. Trudel said there’s plenty of room as the park can accommodate up to 25 tables. “It’s always a fun atmosphere,” he said. As many as 150 to 160 people have attended in the past, he said. The last day to reserve a table will be Wednesday, April 3. Trudel would like to sell more tables for the dinner event. He can be reached at 954-784-3439.