Lely High seniors, from left, Alessea Lane, Ross Castillo, Zachary Halaschak, Jennifer Schoen, and Karissa Ziegelmann are all smiles after receiving their awards. The Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce held their Barbecue on the Bay Wednesday afternoon at CJ's, and presented scholarships to the five. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
he Barbecue on the Bay, held annually as the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce’s May “After Five” social gathering, serves as the quasi-official end of season marker on the island. Area businesspeople and merchants have been going flat out for months, and with the snowbirds largely flown to their northern coops, this is the chance for locals to relax and unwind.
So on Wednesday afternoon, Chamber members and supporters gathered at CJ’s on the Bay to catch up with their counterparts, and enjoy picnic food, perhaps along with an adult beverage. But the highlight of the affair focused on the younger generation.
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