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Gulfport’s Geckofest Volunteers Needed

-For Immediate Release-
June 11, 2016

Believe it or not, Gecko Season will soon be upon us and we need to start planning! As usual, an event as awesome as Geckofest cannot succeed without great volunteers. This year, Geckofest is September 3th.

This year we need to fill roughly 90 volunteer positions including:

  • Barricade Set-Up/Security
  • Vendor Set-Up
  • VIP Area Host
  • Pouring Beer

And many other positions!

Did you know that volunteering can further your career, build your network of professionals, strengthen your leadership skills, and help implement new ideas within our community? Plus, it’s a lot of fun!

Signing up is easy! Just go to and follow the links to Geckofest.

For more information, please contact:

Mallory Marsico - 727-386-2702

Fun Finds for Fathers at Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk June 18

June 7, 2016

Gulfport, FL: Visit Gulfport Florida on Saturday, June 18, for Gulfport’s third Saturday Art & Gallery Walk, where you’ll likely find the perfect present and dining option for Dad! Find your Gulfport shopping and dining maps at and chart your course to the downtown waterfront!

Gulfport’s Historical Waterfront Arts District spans 6 city blocks that includes more than 35 unique and locally owned shops, businesses, boutiques, galleries, bars, and restaurants.

Gulfport gear makes a great gift! Stop by the Welcome Center and check out their exclusive line of everything Gulfport, from T-shirts and ball caps to coasters and license plates. 3101 Beach Blvd. S.

The Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk event, produced by the non-profit Gulfport Merchants Association, takes place from 6-10 p.m. every third Saturday – rain or shine, all year round, and is home to dozens of artisans and craftsmen each month.

Take Dad to the dinner of his choice at one of 18 delicious restaurants in the coastal beach town. Since Rand McNally’s 2011 “Best of the Road” competition, Gulfport has been known as one of the foremost dining destinations in the Tampa Bay area. Our diverse restaurant options offer distinct flavors for taste buds of all sorts and may require reservations or call ahead seating.

There is never an admission fee for visitors and complimentary parking is available nearby with courtesy trolley rides available to and from off-site parking areas. Gulfport events are always pet and family friendly. GPS – 3101 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707.

For general event information, follow us on Facebook or call 727-322-5217. Interested artisans and craftsmen can view the guidelines at, under the vendor info tab.

Gecko Ball Tickets Go On Sale July 4th

June 6, 2016: For Immediate Release

Contact: John Haugen; (727) 623-0524; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

GULFPORT, FLORIDA: Tickets for the Eighth Annual Gecko Ball will be available beginning July 4th.


The Ball will be celebrated with a theme of “20,000 Geckos Under the Sea!” on Saturday, August 27th, 2016. Plan now for the event known as Gulfport’s party of the year!

The party will be a celebration of all things under, on and near the sea, as well as the classic 1954 film and the 1870 Jules Verne adventure novel. Décor and scenery will transport ball-goers into a vivid, colorful underwater tableau. Expect to experience over-the-top revelry and costumes, including sea creatures real and imagined, as well as a cast and crew of other salty characters. Ball-goers are encouraged to develop costumes relating to the film or book, to the sea, or to geckos, or any creative combination! A costume contest will help decide some of the best outfits at the Ball.

Call to Artists Announced for Creation of Geckos

April 12, 2016:  For Immediate Release
Contact: Jessica Sager; 727-608-0070; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  

GULFPORT, FLORIDA:  Organizers of Gulfport’s 8th Annual Gecko Ball have announced a call to artists for the creation of their interpretation of a gecko. The live auction of artist-created geckos has become a much-anticipated tradition during each Gecko Ball. Seven artists will be chosen to create geckos for the Ball this year.  For the first time in Gecko Ball history, each artist will receive 25% of the proceeds from the auction of their gecko.  Additionally, each artist selected will receive two tickets to the Gecko Ball and will be acknowledged during the event.

The seven selected artists’ pieces will be unveiled at the Gecko Kickoff Opening Reception art exhibit on Friday, August 5, 2016, 6 p.m. until 8p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater lobby/gallery space in Gulfport. The artists chosen will also have an opportunity to have selections from their own bodies of work displayed during a curated exhibit at the Hickman Theater space throughout the month of August.  Following the opening reception, each artist’s gecko will be moved and displayed in a local business in Gulfport’s Waterfront District until the day of the Ball on Saturday, August 27th.

To be considered, artists are invited to submit a brief resume, photos of some of their work and/or links to online sources of information about themselves and their work.  It is necessary that artists predetermine and express a concept of the gecko that they would create if selected, including what types of materials will be incorporated.  Geckos may be created from any material(s), and may be a three-dimensional or sculptural piece, but no more than four feet in length. Use of a steel form from past years is no longer required.  Artists should clearly state that the gecko they create is either intended for indoor display only or suitable for display in outdoor weather conditions.  Artists are responsible for purchasing any materials needed to create their designs.  Selected artists must complete their geckos no later than July 8, 2016.

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market Announces Summer Hours 

Date: 4/11/2016

For Immediate Release

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market Contact: Chris Spencer 727-902-2326 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

GULFPORT, FL:  The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market will be changing to summer hours starting with the May 3rd market.  Through September, the summer hours will be 9am-2pm. The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market is one of the few markets that remains open all summer.

The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market was established in February 2006 by the Gulfport Merchants Association and has grown from a small handful of vendors on one block of scenic Beach Blvd. to its present roster of over 70 vendors assembled across several blocks.

The focus of the Market is on unique and artisan goods, including as many locally-produced products as possible.  A wide variety of foods is available, including locally-grown and organic produce, fresh herbs, breads, cheese, desserts, candy, jams, sauces, local honey, olives, prepared foods and much more.  Hand-made bath and body products, flowers and pet products are another mainstay.  Local authors are often on hand and a master knife and tool sharpener on site will work on your knives as you shop.  Artists and crafters, many working as you watch, are always on hand to display and sell their hand-made work, including painting, jewelry, pottery, wood, photography and more.  Local musicians in two locations keep market-goers entertained with styles from rock and pop to jazz, island, and blues.

A current roster of weekly and occasional vendors is posted on the Fresh Market’s website at or visit the Market’s  Facebook page at

The Fresh Market also gives back to the community.  A food and personal needs collection basket for the Gulfport Senior Center Pantry is located at the Merchants Association tent each week.  Space is offered free of charge each week to non-profit groups to raise funds and awareness for their causes.  On the second Tuesday of each month, the Fresh Market sponsors a popular clothing swap to benefit CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse).  Participants bring in donated garments, and can select some to exchange.  Extra clothing and donations are contributed to CASA.

The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market is open year-round.  Hours are 9am to 3pm every Tuesday (9am to 2pm during summer).  The Market is located in Gulfport’s historic Waterfront District on Beach Boulevard below 28th Avenue South which also offers a variety of independent shops, boutiques, galleries, its own beach and a large cluster of restaurants, all within easy walking distance.  The Fresh Market offers visitors the opportunity for a relaxing day trip in a small town full of “Old Florida” charms.  Parking in the village is free.

Call for Applicants for Gulfport Community Support Grants

For Immediate Release: February 2, 2016
Contact: Daniel Hodge; (727) 366-4086(727) 366-4086;
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GULFPORT, FLORIDA: The Gulfport Merchants Association (GMA) has announced a call for applicants for its 2016/2017 community support grant program. 

Local non-profit organizations that target or include Gulfport in their activities are invited to apply. 

Applicants must be certified tax-exempt non-profit organizations, government entities requesting funds for public purposes, or schools and colleges at any level.

For more details and to apply, see the application available here

Gulfport’s Get Rescued, Bark-B-Que & Tails at Twilight


January 8, 2016

Who: Gulfport Merchant’s Association

What: Gulfport’s Get Rescued, Bark-B-Que & Tails at Twilight

When: February 27, 2016; 10am to 6pm & 7-10pm

Where: 3101 Beach Boulevard South, Gulfport, FL 33707

GULFPORT, FL: Gulfport’s Get Rescued, the animal rescue festival and fundraiser, is preparing for its 12th annual event to take place on Saturday, February 27th, 2016.  This popular event has evolved from one block and a handful of animal rescue groups in its first year to a popular and festive event representing rescue groups from throughout the region. Gulfport's Get Rescued is one of the largest animal rescue events in the state, with all profits to benefit participating non-profit rescue groups.

New this year, The American Cancer Society will host a Bark for Life event from 7:30am-10:00am, to empower canine caregivers and their owners to contribute to the fight against cancer. For more information on forming a team for the Bark for Life event, call (800) 227-2345 or visit

From 10am to 6pm, animal rescue organizations, many appearing with adoptable pets, take over Beach Blvd. to raise money and awareness for their causes. Additionally, animal-related vendors, artists and crafters offer their wares to festival-goers. Pet Related activities will include an adoptable pet parade, pet care education, pet services, a pet food  and supplies drive, animal rescue groups, free samples, training demos, a Bark-B-Que, food, DJ music & more. Each year, thousands of attendees, many accompanied by their own critter companions, make their way to Gulfport to participate in what has become a beloved tradition. Well behaved pets and their leashed people are welcome! The daytime event is free for the public to attend, with plenty of free parking in and around the area.

Salty’s will celebrate its 3rd anniversary by hosting the 3rd annual Bark-B-Que from 11AM to 6 PM, or until sold out.  Hamburgers, hot dogs and “Doggie Daiquiris” are on the menu. A donation of $5.00 will get you a burger, a bag of chips and a soda, or two hotdogs, a bag of chips and a soda.  All-natural frozen treats for the pups will be available for $2.00.  We’ll have your sweet tooth covered as well, with a wide variety of goodies available at the Bake Sale and there will also be a “Pick-A-Prize” raffle with a wonderful selection of items from our very generous donors.  All proceeds will be going directly to Gulfport’s Get Rescued, the animal rescue festival and fundraiser. Bark-B-Que is sponsored by Salty’s, Stella’s Deli, O’Maddy’s and The Tampa Bay Adventures Meet Up group. Bring your fur-babies and check out Salty’s digs at 5413 Shore Blvd.

The Get Rescued evening celebration, Tails at Twilight, is a popular component of a full day of festivities that begin with Gulfport’s Get Rescued, the beloved annual street festival and fundraiser held on Beach Blvd. on the same day.  Later in the evening, after the pets have gone to bed, all are invited to a lively evening of fun for humans that will also donate to the important cause of animal rescues.  The evening will include dancing and live music, catered hors d’oeuvre, a cash bar, and festive décor will add to the party atmosphere.  Opportunity drawings will take place during the evening.  Proceeds from ticket sales, after expenses, will be donated to rescue groups participating in the evening event. Live and silent auctions will offer a chance to support participating non-profit rescue groups with a variety of auction items up for bids including travel, hotel stays, art, wine and food, pet accessories, restaurant gift certificates, an African Safari and much more.  Rescue groups solicit their own items and will receive 100% of proceeds from their auctions.  Tickets for the Get Rescued Evening Celebration are a $25 donation.  Advance tickets are recommended, however, a limited number of tickets may be available at the door on Saturday, February 27 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. South.  For more information on Tails at Twilight, or to purchase advance tickets, please visit or contact Lacey Glass by phone at (813) 495-9039 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Enthusiasts can become involved in Gulfport’s Get Rescued by sponsoring an individual animal rescue group for $75, which will include a prominent sign at that group’s Beach Blvd. booth during the event. Local businesses are also encouraged to donate items for live and silent auctions, with the proceeds being divided among the participating rescues.

Visitors and attendees are encouraged to bring donations of dog and cat food, cat litter and pet supplies.  Drop-off locations will be conveniently located on Beach Blvd at the intersections of 128th Ave S and Shore Blvd or at the Welcome Center at 3101 Beach Blvd. S. Donations prior to event day can also be dropped off at 5225 15th Ave S., Gulfport. Contributions will be distributed to participating rescues on the day of the event.

Gulfport’s Get Rescued is proudly hosted by the not-for-profit Gulfport Merchants Association, with 100% of the events net proceeds being donated to animal rescue. The event is co-sponsored by the City of Gulfport, Pet Supermarket, Pet Passages by Anderson McQueen, The Gabber, BeachLife, Paradise News, Olympus Printing,, GSH, Salty’s Gulfport, O’Maddy’s Bar & Grill, Stella’s Deli, Smokin’ J’s BBQ, Beach Bazaar, The Tampa Bay Adventurers and many more local community sponsors. To become a supporter, please call SIK Promotions, Inc., at (727) 322.5217.

For more information on Gulfport’s Get Rescued, visit, or or contact Suzanne King at 727-322-5217 / email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Pet friendly vendors and rescue groups can download the applications at under the vendor info tab. 3101 Beach Boulevard South Gulfport, FL 33707


New Gulfport Welcome Center Ribbon Cutting and Open House

New Gulfport Welcome Center Ribbon Cutting and Open House

December 2, 2015: For Immediate Release
Contact: Daniel Hodge; (727) 366-4086; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

GULFPORT, FLORIDA: A ribbon-cutting and opening ceremony will be held on Thursday, December 10th at the new Gulfport Welcome Center (3101 Beach Boulevard South, Suite 1). 

A holiday open house will also be held during the evening from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., with ribbon cutting to take place at 5:30.  The event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be offered.

The new Gulfport Welcome Center will offer information and resources about Gulfport and nearby areas to visitors as well as Gulfport-themed souvenirs and other merchandise for sale. 

The Center will also house the combined offices of the Gulfport Merchants Association (GMA) and the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce.  The two non-profit community organizations both provide services to visitors and local businesses.  The Chamber’s focus is on the entire City of Gulfport and nearby areas, while the mission of the GMA is focused on the Gulfport Waterfront District.

Officials from the Chamber, the GMA and City of Gulfport will be on hand during the event.

Gulfport “Gecko Artists” To Display Their Work

For Release: July 6, 2015
Contact: Jessica Sager (727-608-0070)

GULFPORT, FLORIDA: Nine local artists chosen this year to create geckos for an annual charity auction will have selections of their other work on display from August 7th until August 31st, kicking off “Gecko Season” in Gulfport. 

An opening reception for the artists will be held on Friday, August 7th from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Avenue South in Gulfport.  Light refreshments and a cash bar will be offered.  The reception is free and open to the public.

The nine artists were chosen from among those that expressed an interest in creating a larger than life gecko to be auctioned at the annual Gecko Ball. 

For the exhibit, the artists will offer selections from their primary bodies of work.  Photographs of each of the geckos created by the artists will also be on display. 

Nine Local Artists Create Geckos for Charity Auction

June 11, 2015: For Immediate Release
Contact:  Michael Gauthier; (207) 312-4317; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

GULFPORT, FL: Nine larger-than-life geckos will be the centerpiece of a live auction to benefit local charities. 

Each of the large geckos, measuring approximately three feet long, will be created and decorated in a variety of media by local artists.  The geckos are now being constructed by the artists and all will be on display in locations throughout the Gulfport Waterfront District as of July 4th.  The art pieces will be auctioned during the seventh annual Gecko Ball on Saturday, August 29th.  Each gecko will be a prized collector’s art work and join the ranks of nearly 50 other geckos that have been created since the event’s inception.  Organizers initiated the Artists’ Gecko Auction six years ago with much success and the auction is now a popular part of the tradition of annual Gulfport Gecko-related activities in late summer.

Artists selected to create geckos for this year’s auction are Janet Folsom, Denise Keegan, Lenne’ Nicklaus-Ball, Owen Pach, Tom Pitzen, John Ricci, Jonathan Schork, Frank Strunk III, and Matt Worsham.

The nine finished geckos will be on display at these nine Gulfport locations in the weeks leading up to the Gecko Ball:  Domain Home Accessories & Gallery, Gulfport Beach Bazaar, Little Tommie’s Tiki, Mangia Gourmet, Philanthropee, Pia’s Trattoria, T and Me Tea Co., Tangelo’s Grille, and Yummy’s.  Advance bids will also be accepted for geckos at these preview locations.  An art show featuring a variety of work by the nine gecko artists will be on display at Gulfport’s Catherine Hickman Theater, with an opening reception scheduled for Friday, August 7th at 6 p.m.

The annual Gecko Ball has become known as Gulfport’s Party of the Year! 

This year’s theme is “Gecko Gras!” evoking the color and pageantry of Mardi Gras, its costumes, music, food and fun.  In addition to the live auction of the artist’s geckos, the event includes dozens of silent auction items, costumes and costume contests, tapas catered by Ricky P’s Orleans Bistro, cash bar, live music by the Jammin’ Jambalaya Band, dancing and more.  The Gecko Ball will be held at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom.  Tickets are $35 each and are available in advance beginning July 4th at Gulfport Beach Bazaar (3115 Beach Blvd.) or online with a credit or debit card at  A portion of proceeds from Gecko Ball, as well as Gulfport’s Gecko Pub Crawl (August 8th) and GeckoFest (September 5th) will benefit CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse), the Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Public Library, Daystar Life Center, and the Sonia Plotnick Health Fund.

Artists from Gulfport or with ties to Gulfport have volunteered their time and talent to create a gecko. 

Gulfport artist Janet Folsom is a passionate and experienced painter, feeling compelled to capture the spirit of her subjects.  She recently was awarded Best in Show at the AllFlorida Show at Morean Arts Center. 

Denise Keegan worked in painting before relocating to Gulfport a few years ago.  Inspired her new home town’s eccentricity, she has broadened her focus to include mixed media art that incorporates found and recycled objects.  Her art aptly named "Tossed and Found" pieces can be seen throughout Gulfport in private homes and businesses. 

Lenne’ Nicklaus-Ball has displayed her mixed media art work in public and private galleries throughout the Eastern U.S., as well as having been involved in over nine museum exhibits and several public art projects.  Her work has also been purchased by private collectors in the U.S., Europe and South America. 

Owen Pach was an established woodworking artist at the age of 30 in Ybor City when he discovered his passion for glass art.  His work is included in numerous private and public art collections, and he has inspired many of his students over the years to pursue their own glass passions.  He originated the gecko art auction event in 2010. 

Tom Pitzen was educated in art and design and went on to open a custom wood shop in Ohio, offering custom cabinetry, furniture and displays.  Many of his pieces for the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio travelled with exhibits throughout North America.  He and his family now live and work in Gulfport.  His first large-scale public art installation was created in 2009 and stands in front of the Gulfport Neighborhood Center.  His art studio is located in Gulfport’s Alley of the Arts. 

John Ricci identified as an artist at an early age while in grade school, though he was only able to create art work intermittently during his adult working years.  Retirement has allowed him to concentrate on his art, including jewelry design and sculpture.  He is also an actor and member of SAG/AFTRA. 

Jonathan Schork creates work within a wide range of creative processes including painting, photography, sculpture, couture, writing, literature, film and theatre.  He is an award-winning creator of public sculptures.  Light and sound are often incorporated into pieces that may otherwise have been “static.”  He calls himself an “alchemist” in his sculptural work, “turning something into something else.” 

Gulfport artist Frank Strunk III grew up around his father’s print shop, sparking his interest in machinery and its function.  The experiences proved to be a springboard into his art work which often incorporates machine parts or machine-themed concepts. 

GypsyCat Creations is the working name of the Gulfport art studio of Matt Worsham.  He creates textile-based mixed media folk-art inspired sculptures depicting whimsical animals, mythological or fantasy-based creatures and more.  His work is offered in local galleries and shops.  He also performs as a musician with his band D20 and as a solo artist.  He is a longstanding professional in his career of teaching art and music to adults with developmental disabilities.

All Gecko events are sponsored by the non-profit Gulfport Merchants Association.
  For more information go to or, or contact Michael Gauthier: (207) 312-4317 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Gecko Crawl Celebrates “Gecko Season” in Gulfport

June 11, 2015: For Immediate Release
Contact: Biff Lagan; (305) 923-1803 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

GULFPORT, FLORIDA: The eighth annual Gecko Crawl will help usher in “Gecko Season” in Gulfport with a poker run, an opportunity to sample drinks at six locations and a festive street party in Gulfport’s colorful Waterfront District.

The Crawl will be held Saturday, August 8th from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., with afterparty beginning at 9 p.m.  Tickets are now on sale.

Gecko Crawlers will be able to enjoy a beverage at these participating bars and restaurants:

  • Little Tommie’s Tiki
  • Mangia Gourmet
  • Neptune Grille
  • O’Maddy’s
  • Peninsula Inn
  • Salty’s

All are located within easy walking distance along Beach and Shore Boulevards.

Crawlers may start at any participating location and continue their Crawl in any order.

A Poker Run game of Five Card Stud will add to the evening’s festivities.

Crawlers will be dealt a free card at each location when they pick up their drink token.  One additional card may be purchased for $5 at O’Maddy’s when checking in at the end of the Run.

There will be three Poker Run winners:

  • Best Poker Hand
  • Worst Poker Hand
  • A Grand Prize winner chosen at random from all participants regardless of their poker hand.

Prizes include a two-night stay at Hotel Zamora on St. Pete Beach, a two-night stay at Sirata Beach Resort on St. Pete Beach, and a sunset cruise for two aboard the Boat Butler.

A high-energy afterparty will be held at O’Maddy’s beginning at 9 p.m.

Poker Run participants must check in their hands with Crawl ambassadors at the party by 9:30, and winners will be announced at 10 p.m.

Participants for Poker Run prizes must be present to win.

The party will spill out onto one block of 54th Avenue, which will be closed for the event, with on-stage live music and dancing.

A portion of afterparty proceeds will be donated to Gulfport’s Michael J. Yakes Foundation.

Tickets are available in advance for $20 each at Gulfport Beach Bazaar, 3115 Beach Blvd. in Gulfport.

Tickets are limited and purchase of advance tickets is encouraged.   If tickets remain available on the day of the Crawl, they will be sold for $25 each at all participating locations during the Crawl until sold out!

For more information, contact Biff Lagan at (305) 923-1803 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

A Gecko Art Show on August 7th, the Gecko Ball on August 29th and the GeckoFest street festival on September 5th round out the growing slate of late summer Gecko fun, celebrating Gulfport’s favorite reptile!   A portion of proceeds from all Gecko events are donated each year to local charities.  All Gecko events are sponsored by the non-profit Gulfport Merchants Association.

Public Art Dedication Scheduled at Gulfport Casino

April 6, 2015: For Immediate Release
Contact: Daniel Hodge; 727-366-4086; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Best Kept Secret

GULFPORT, FLORIDA:  A ceremony to dedicate a public art piece in front of the historic Gulfport Casino will take place on Saturday, April 18th at 6:30 p.m. 

The sculpture entitled “Best Kept Secret” by artist Stephen Oliver was commissioned by the Gulfport Merchants Association (GMA) and installed late last year.  Mr. Oliver as well as City of Gulfport and GMA officials will attend the dedication.  The public is invited to join the gathering. 

Best Kept Secret” is one of a growing number of public art installations that have been added to the Gulfport landscape in recent years.  The Casino is located at 5500 Shore Boulevard South.

Gulfport Merchants Association Announces Grant Recipients

April 1, 2015: For Immediate Release
Contact: Daniel Hodge; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; (727) 366-4086

GULFPORT, FLORIDA: The Gulfport Merchants Association (GMA) has announced its selection of recipients for 2015 Community Support Grants. 

Four organizations were chosen to receive grants that will be funded by a portion of proceeds from the GMA’s trio of “Gecko Events” in late summer:  the Gecko Pub Crawl on Saturday, August 8th, the Gecko Ball on Saturday, August 29th, and GeckoFest on Saturday, September 5th.  Grant amounts will be determined after conclusion of the events.

The recipients chosen by the GMA Board of Directors are non-profit organizations which are either based in Gulfport, or include Gulfport in their service area. 

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