Social Scene: Marco Island Yacht Club celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock

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From left, Deb Devries, Kathleen Douglas and Angela Holt hop on a VW bus to get to the fun at the Marco island Yacht Club celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock.

Marco Island Yacht Club celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock with dancing and dining to the tunes of Creedence Clearwater, Grace Slick, Janis Joplin and more. Yacht Club members dressed in the look of that day, August 15, 1969, with bell bottoms, tie dye, long hair and the 'girls' with flowers in their hair.  Singer Nevada Smith dressed for the occasion and kept everyone on their feet reminiscing over the old tunes. The buffet was topped off with 'Alice B. Toklas' brownies, and funny cookies.  One member who had actually been at the original Woodstock shared memories of the 400,000 thousand attendees who gathered on the 600 acre Yasgur Farm in Upstate New York. Chef Robert Aylwin and member Owen O'Shaughnessy sang Dylan and Crosby Stills & Nash tunes. 

MIYC members Alice and Tom Jobe dance to a Woodstock tune sung by Nevada Smith
MIYC members Alan and Linda Sandlin won an award 
for their outstanding Woodstock 50th Anniversary