Museums 22nd Annual Taste of the Laguna Madre 2/1 7p

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The Museums of Port Isabel are proud to announce its 22nd Annual ‘TASTE of the LAGUNA MADRE’ Museum Fundraiser featuring fresh local fare & PELICAN WEST!

The Museums of Port Isabel will host this culinary event on Friday, February 1, 2019 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. Dishes prepared by local restaurants will be top of the fare and includes side dishes, desserts and beverages. Live music by PELICAN WEST, door prizes, a silent auction and a Port Isabel Adventure Package raffle are all part of the $25 ticket price.

This IS the Museums of Port Isabel’s major fundraiser. Donations will be used to upgrade Museum’s exhibits and support programs. Info: 956/943-7602 or museumdirector@copitx.com. Tickets can be purchased at the door, Port Isabel City Hall, Port Isabel Public Library, Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce or at the Museums of Port Isabel or online: http://bit.ly/2019mopi

The Museums of Port Isabel is a complex consisting of three diverse facilities, the Port Isabel Historic Museum, the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, and the Point Isabel Lighthouse. All three are within walking distance of each other and are open year around to the public.

PORT ISABEL LIGHTHOUSE

Constructed in 1852, the Point Isabel Lighthouse was built to protect and guide ships through Brazos Santiago Pass and the barrier islands. In 1952, the Lighthouse was opened as a State Park and remains the only lighthouse on the Texas Gulf coast open to the public. The Lighthouse has just undergone a Texas Parks & WildlifeDepartment restoration and reopened to the public on January 2, 2018. The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage which is on the grounds of the Lighthouse, is open to the public and houses the Chamber of Commerce and the Port Isabel Visitors Center. There is no admission charge to the Keepers Cottage. Lighthouse tickets can be purchased at the Keepers Cottage or at the Lighthouse. A combination ticket is available. Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m. or 1/2 hour before closing.

PORT ISABEL HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Port Isabel Historical Museum is a state-of-the-art facility located in the Champion Building. Built in 1899 as a dry goods store and residence, it now houses two exhibit levels, a theater, gift shop and one of the largest collections of Mexican artifacts from the U.S.-Mexican War. The facade features the famous ‘fish mural’ painted in 1906 by a local fisherman. The fish mural was restored in the fall of 2017. Last ticket sold at 3:30 p.m. 317 E. Railroad Ave., Port Isabel. 956/943-7602.

TREASURES OF THE GULF MUSEUM

Treasures of the Gulf Museum spotlights three 1554 Spanish shipwrecks. Meeting their fate just 30 miles north of Port Isabel, they are brought to life with murals, artifacts and hands-on activities. Also featured is a Children’s Discovery Lab, Ship theatre and Nautical Gift Shop. Last ticket sold at 3:30 p.m. 317 E. Railroad Ave., Port Isabel. 956/943-7602.

THANKS TO OUR ALL OUR DONORS!

SILENT AUCTION DONORS
Laguna Madre Art League Batik 16 x 20 Unframed Painting “Poppies”
Coastal Winds Montana West Purse
Yummies Bisrtro $20 Gift Certificate
American Diving & the Original Dolphin Watch Six (6) Gift Certificates
Veronica’s Beauty & Barber Salon $30 Gift Certificate
P. I. Nails $40 Manicure & Pedicure Gift Certificate
Sea & Sun Hair Fashion $25 Shampoo & Hair Set Gift Certificate
Vida’s Barber Shop & Beauty Salon $10 Hair Cut Gift Certificate
Osprey Fishing Charter & Black Dragon Cruise One (1) Pirate Adventure Cruise “Black Dragon” for Two (2) Gift Certificate, One (1) Sea-Life Safari “Osprey” for Two (2) Gift Certificate & One (1) Bay Fishing “Buccaneer” for Two (2) Gift Certificate
Anonymous Mesquite Dolphin & Palmtree Cross
T. Leeman Company 16 x 20 Framed print “Ladies in Red Hats”
Mexiquito Restaurant $25 Gift Certificate
Sea Ranch Restaurant $50 Gift Certificate
Carol A. Plumb 8 x 10 Oil Painting “Seashell” & Ceramic Puppy Cookie Jar
The Inn @ South Padre Inn Hotel Two (2) Night Stay Gift Certificate
The Light House Lighting Center Elk Hane Wooden Turtle
Mel & Donna Poyzer Sunset w/Ducks Jewelry Box & 2014 Black Label Clarer Wine Bottle
Captain Murphy’s Charter Service $30 Isla Tours Dolphin Watch Gift Certificate
Gulf Seafood Market & Joe’s Oyster Bar Dinner for Two (2) Gift Certificate
South Padre Island Adventure Park Horse Back Riding for Two (2) Gift Certificate
Anonymous Glass Love Swans & Glass Turtle Dove Décor
Anonymous Silver Fish Dish
Schlitterbahn Waterpark & Resort 2- All Day Tickets
Anonymous Flower Beige Ollipop Bracelet
Anonymous Colorful Cross Flower Ollipop Necklace
Anonymous Wood Rose w/Turquoise Necklace, Bracelets & Earrings Set
Gabriella’s Italian Restaurant $25 Gift Certificate
O’Reilly Auto Parts Power Torque Ratchet & Socket Set
Art Sea Gallery & Goods Breathe in the Sea Basket
Davey Jones Ice Cream Locker (3) Candy Bags & (12) $3 Gift Certificates
Gloria Bates 8×10 Acrylic “Dragon’s Teeth” Painting, 8×10 Acrylic “Bessie & Babe” Painting, 8×10 Acrylic “Gold in Them There Hills” Painting & 8×10 Acrylic “Three in Rhythm” Painting
Anonymous Camouflage Sling Bag
Island Cinema North (5) $10 Gift Certificates
Pearl South Padre (1) 2-Night Stay in a Deluxe Room Gift Certificate
Welcome Aboard Lighthouses of the Gulf Coast T-Shirt & Robin Ruth “Texas” Handbag
Dirty Als’ Family of Restaurants (2) Two $15 Gift Certificates
Jesse Olvera Art Glass Bowl
Tesori Murano Gold Plate Over Sterling Silver Ring & 12×18 Canvas Painting “Dog-Pitbull” Computerized Copy of Original by Dean Russo
Unique Jewelry Art & Crafts Lovers Embrace Statue – Natural Stone (Soap Stone from Kenya)
Isla Marble & Granite Company Granite Marble Polished Centerpiece
Laguna Madre Art League 10×20 Black Frame – Painting of Lighthouse
Marcello’s Italian Restaurant & Bar $30 Gift Certificate
Salon Samuel’s $35 Shampoo & Style Hair Cut Gift Certificate w/ Anita Ramirez
Bridgeview Flowers & Gifts Large Nautical Wreath / Rope Wreath w/Starfish & Anchor
Causey’s Liquors & Circle Drive In $50 Gift Certificate
Rio Bravo Gallery 2 – PI Lighthouse; 1 Troy Ounce & .999 Rare Silver Coins
Gloria Bates 5×7 Acrylic ‘Fish in the ocean” Painting & 8×10 Acrylic “Stormy Gulf” Painting
Anglers Marine Center 40oz Yeti Rambler Tumbler & 20oz Yeti Rambler Tumbler
Tropical Home Furnishings Wooden Fish
Museums of Port Isabel Mermaid Lamp
Peninsula Island Resort & Spa One (1) Night Stay from October – February, Deluxe Standard Room, Two (2) persons & Continental Breakfast included
Museums of Port Isabel Cast Iron Chapel Window Candle Holder
Museums of Port Isabel Cast Iron Brackets
Gloria Bates Black Framed Three (3) Growing Tulips
Gloria Bates Brown Framed Tropical Fish
Museums of Port Isabel Sterling Silver Pendant: Garnet, Amber, Peridot & Citrine
Museums of Port Isabel Sterling Silver Garnet Necklace & Earrings Set
Museums of Port Isabel Sterling Silver Onyx Ring
SPI Dolphin Docks Inc. Two (2) Dolphin Watch Cruises & Two (2) Bay Fishing Trips
Museums of Port Isabel Sterling Silver Bracelet: Amber, Garnet & Peridot
Museums of Port Isabel Cast Iron Sitting Mermaid
RESTAURANT DONORS
Doubledays Bar of Champions
L & F Distributors
Chillito Pikin
Subway Sandwiches & Salads
El Buen Pescador Restaurant
Porky’s Pit
El Papa’s Restaurant
Quik Stop
Manuel’s Restaurant
SPONSORSHIPS
Texas International Fishing Tournament
Port Isabel-San Benito Navigation District
Texas Pack, Inc.