Shaggy’s “End of Hurricane Season” Party to Raise Money for Philippines Victims
November 30th officially marks the end of hurricane season in the Gulf, and Shaggy’s Restaurants will celebrate a relatively calm storm season, with an “All’s Clear” Party at all three locations, on Thursday December 5th.
“It’s a big deal for us to get through hurricane season”, says Ron Ladner, Shaggy’s founder “If you think about it, each of our three waterfront locations was the previous site of thriving businesses destroyed by a hurricane (Pass Christian Bait and Seafood Shop destroyed by Katrina, Ruby Tuesdays on Biloxi Beach destroyed by Katrina, Banana Bob’s on Pensacola Beach destroyed by Ivan) so we clearly understand the danger” he adds, “We can’t get flood insurance on our Pass Christian location, so Nov 30th is a obviously a big milestone for our year”
“As we got closer to the party date, we considered the tragedy in the Philippines and decided that a celebration would not be justified unless turned it into a relief effort” Ladner said “So we decided to make this a fundraiser for Typhoon victims in the Philippines”, he ads “We will continue the party as planned, but this year, we are producing special edition “All’s Clear” T-Shirts, and all proceeds from the sale of the shirts, will go to the Red Cross Philippines Relief Aide.”
The party is Thursday December 5th, 5-9pm, at all three locations; Pass Christian Harbor, Biloxi Beach and Pensacola Beach, and will feature live music, free Hurricane drinks and $1 draft beer.
“Last season wasn’t one to celebrate, we got smacked pretty hard by Issac and had to close 2 locations” says Khara Whitman, Director of Restaurants, “We had a sailboat grounded at our entrance in Pass Christian that caused some issues, that was not a year to celebrate”, she adds “We hope to make this an annual event”
“As long as we don’t have to tap into the flood insurance fund to repair storm damages, we’ll be happy use the money to throw a big party for our customers” adds Ladner