Few Champagne Cruise tickets left; diners will depart on Friday evening
A few tickets are left for the Port Aransas Rotary Club Champagne Cruise and Mini-Taste of Port Aransas scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 5.
The boat will leave the dock at Fisherman's Wharf promptly at 7:30 p.m. and will return to the dock at 9:15 p.m.
Tickets can be reserved up to 4 p.m. Friday by calling the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce, 749-5919. If any are left, they will be sold at the dock.
Typically, the cruise is a sell-out, so anyone who wants to go on the cruise is advised not to wait until the last minute to buy tickets.
Tickets may be purchased for $40 each at ValueBank Texas in Port Aransas, 500 S. Alister St., or from American Bank, 216 S. Alister St.
The benefit aboard the Scat Cat out of Fisherman's Wharf will feature dining and dancing as the sun sets and the moon rises.
The evening includes sampling island cuisine from virtually all of the restaurants in Port Aransas. Cruisers may also enjoy refreshments including wine, beer and champagne. Music will be provided by the duet of Eddie Olivarez Jr. on the saxophone and Vince Ginova on keyboard.
This annual event, for which tickets are tax deductible, is unique in that 100 percent of all services, food and drink are donated by the community and 100 percent of the proceeds are returned to the community by the Rotary Club. Profits from the cruise benefit projects directed toward the youth of Port Aransas.