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Viva la Marco, 2013

The Raiford Starke Band entertains the room. The 'Viva la Marco' gala raised funds for the Marco Island Historical Society on Saturday evening at the historical museum. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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The Raiford Starke Band entertains the room. The 'Viva la Marco' gala raised funds for the Marco Island Historical Society on Saturday evening at the historical museum. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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  • A troupe of Aztec dancers entertains. The 'Viva la Marco' gala raised funds for the Marco Island Historical Society on Saturday evening at the historical museum. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • John Briggs and Gina Roberts talk with Florida discoverer Juan Ponce de Leon. The 'Viva la Marco' gala raised funds for the Marco Island Historical Society on Saturday evening at the historical museum. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • A troupe of Aztec dancers entertains. The 'Viva la Marco' gala raised funds for the Marco Island Historical Society on Saturday evening at the historical museum. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • A troupe of Aztec dancers entertains. The 'Viva la Marco' gala raised funds for the Marco Island Historical Society on Saturday evening at the historical museum. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Herb Savage reacts to the music volume. The 'Viva la Marco' gala raised funds for the Marco Island Historical Society on Saturday evening at the historical museum. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The Raiford Starke Band entertains the room. The 'Viva la Marco' gala raised funds for the Marco Island Historical Society on Saturday evening at the historical museum. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Lisa Marciano, Lori Wagor and Mitchell sip their 'Green Flashes.' The 'Viva la Marco' gala raised funds for the Marco Island Historical Society on Saturday evening at the historical museum. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Tara O'Neill plays a Roaring 20s real estate huckster. The 'Viva la Marco' gala raised funds for the Marco Island Historical Society on Saturday evening at the historical museum. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Nancy Garrison tries a 'Green Flash.' The 'Viva la Marco' gala raised funds for the Marco Island Historical Society on Saturday evening at the historical museum. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The raw bar is just one of many culinary offerings. The 'Viva la Marco' gala raised funds for the Marco Island Historical Society on Saturday evening at the historical museum. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • A troupe of Aztec dancers entertains, with seashell adornments on their ankles. The 'Viva la Marco' gala raised funds for the Marco Island Historical Society on Saturday evening at the historical museum. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de Leon, aka Carlos Bicho, shows up to help celebrate. The 'Viva la Marco' gala raised funds for the Marco Island Historical Society on Saturday evening at the historical museum. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

The “Viva La Marco” gala brought together Marco Island’s historical past and culinary present Saturday evening, to help provide the Marco Island Historical Society with a bright future.
A dozen historical figures in period dress mingled with the modern day guests at the Marco Island Historical Museum’s Rose History Auditorium, willing to share their stories. Eleven were MIHS members, augmented by Don Juan Ponce de Leon, in full armor and sporting both a rapier and a dagger, portrayed by Carlos Bicho. Well over a dozen local eateries, food purveyors and private chefs donated the edibles for a feast of gourmet grazing.

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