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Stan Gober honored

Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala and Stan Gober.

Photo by STEVE REYNOLDS, Special to the Eagle

Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala and Stan Gober.

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  • Stan Gober gave an emotional thank you to a packed ballroom at the Marco Island Marriott Beach  Resort following his roast to raise funds for the Marco Island YMCA on Thursday night.
  • Entertainer Johnny Angel was decked out in Island Woman  apparel to serve as host for roasting Stan Gober,  Goodland's poster boy, to raise funds for the Marco Island YMCA on Thursday.
  • Donning a Stan Gober special, Lee Lindberg was a bit of a look-alike to Stan who was being roasted on Thursday night to benefit the Marco Island YMCA.
  • Bill Morris, co-chairman of Stan's Roast, a Marco YMCA fundraiser, presents Stan Gober with a proclamation from the Marco City Council recognizing Gober's community-minded efforts over the years. Stan's Idle Hour in Goodland has been a happening place for more than 35 years.
  • Stan Gober, right, with his sons, from left, Jay, Russ and Steve, following Stan's Roast, a Marco YMCA fundraiser. Gober was honored for his support of many charities and for his star talent that has promoted Goodland and Marco Island.
  • Wendall 'Whitey' Ellsworth had a good time in jokingly recalling his relationship with Stan Gober who was roasted as a fundraiser for the Marco  Island YMCA.
  • Stan Gober, right, was honored at Stan's Roast on Thursday night to benefit the Marco Island YMCA. Jeff Walker, left, presented Gober with a Country Music Award from Nashville, Tenn., while Jeff Muldoon created the painting of Stan they surround.
  • Members of Stan Gober's family laugh at one of the many  jokes told by roasters who sizzled Stan at a YMCA fundraiser on Thursday night.
  • Wade Keller, who wrote a book about Stan Gober, was on hand to grill Stan at a Marco YMCA fundraiser.
  • Dr. David Randall, a veterinarian, revealed Stan's love for animals as part of Stan's Roast, a Marco YMCA fundraiser for the Goodland legend.
  • Stan Gober checks out a new hat given to him at Stan's Roast, a Marco Island YMCA fundraiser. The always community-minded Goodland legend was honored through a roast by eight of his friends who spiced up Stan's life.
  • Bill Morris, right, co-chairman of Stan's Roast, hands George Abounader $2,000 for winning the 50-50 raffle at Stan's Roast, a Marco YMCA fundraiser. With them is Joe Hausauer, YMCA Board president who pulled the winning ticket. Abounader donated back half of his winnings.
  • Joe Klimas took his turn in roasting Stan Gober, a long-time friend, at Stan's Roast, a Marco YMCA fundraiser.
  • Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala and Stan Gober.
  • Laura Jennings and Richard  Storm of Marco Community Bank.
  • Bill Rose, organizer of event, and Johnny Angel, the host and MC.

Stan Gober was honored in a roast Thursday, March 20, at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort to raise funds for the Marco Island YMCA.

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