The Main Street Merchants Association along
with some local community groups, like
& Shakers, put on a fun family event in Downtown Sarasota in
October. Called Franken-Fest, the event included trick-or-treat for the
kids with participating Main Street merchants, a costume contest for the
kids, a showing of the classic Mel Brooks comedy "Young Frankenstein"
and live music.
All of the children taking part
in the costume parade received a free pumpkin courtesy of The Gator
Club. Downtown Sarasota restaurant Relish This Hot Dog Bistro served
food and Paul Mattison of
Mattison's Main St. Bistro along with Ernie Ritz of The Gator Club supported
and organized the event. Proceeds from food sales were to be donated to the All Faiths
Food Bank. The event was to be a benefit for the non-profit community
group Movies & Shakers who generously allowed the All Faiths Food Bank
to receive the money raised after their Keep on Truckin' fundraising
event was rained out in September.
Below are some pictures from the event.