Page 4 - Palm City Spotlight - June '22
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Page 4, Palm City Spotlight

                                                         Mutt March And Bunfest from page 1
        Two Nonprofits Are Derby Winners from page 1
                                                           Mutt March sponsors
          “It was such a fun event,” said Gigi Suntum, executive   were Sunny 107.9 FM,
        director of 4Cs. “We were raising money to support our   Camp Bow Wow, Apex
        programs and having a great time doing it.” Held at the   Pavers & Pools, Monterey
        Rockin H Ranch in Palm City, guests attending the party   Animal Clinic,  Stuart
        were outfitted in traditional Derby attire, with many   Magazine, Wagnolia’s and
        women sporting fancy flowered hats. A Derby hat contest   Water Pointe Realty Group.
        added to the proceeds of the event, as did raffles and a     Bunfest, the largest   Loki, dressed as a porcupine,   Paula Joyal, Gary Ober, Ahaun Kelly and Robin Thompson
        silent auction.                                  event in the Southeast U.S.   was deemed the winner of the
          Partygoers enjoyed mint juleps, tasty appetizers, and   dedicated entirely to critters,   canine costume contest in the   About The Humane Society Of The Treasure Coast
        posed for photos with horses rescued by ERAF. They   featured a blessing of the   best overall category.     The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC) is a
        watched the historic race live on a huge screen inside the   rabbits, glamour photos, a            no-kill animal welfare organization located at 4100 S.W.
        beautiful Rockin H Ranch facility.               kid zone, raffles, a silent auction and educational seminars. Held   Leighton Farm Ave. in Palm City, Fla. Since 1955, it has been
          This was the fourth year the two nonprofits joined to   at the Flagler Center, the event raised almost $13,000.   the leading advocate for animal protection and well-being
        raise money with a Derby party, and plans are already     In celebration of Southeast Bunfest, the HSTC offered free   in the Martin County area. A 501(c)(3) private, nonprofit
        underway for next year. The mission of Caring Children   adoptions on all critters for the month of April. This promotion   organization, the HSTC is independent and locally operated
        Clothing Children is to collect and distribute gently used   resulted in 17 rabbits and 10 guinea pigs being adopted.   and relies on donations to support its programs and services.
        clothing, as well as new underwear, socks and shoes to     Bunfest’s sponsors were Angler’s Landing Marina, Supreme   Follow the HSTC on Facebook at
        underprivileged children in Martin County. In addition,   Petfoods In Small Pets, Oxbow Animal Health, Monterey Animal   humanesocietyTC and Twitter at
        volunteer tutors help children with reading and math at   Clinic, Inc., and Gainesville Rabbit Rescue and Stuart Magazine.   hstc1. For more information, visit or
        five local elementary schools. The mission of ERAF is to                                           call (772) 223-8822.
        care for at-risk horses with rehabilitation and retraining.
        ERAF has rescued hundreds of horses and completed
        nearly 300 adoptions.
          For more information, go to

                                                         Rev. Jude Denning prepares to do a blessing of the animals   The Mutt March Festival began with a walk around Memorial
                                                         before the walk began.                            Park.

                                                           Treasure Coast Outdoors

        Sherrie Crescnini, Susan Dragojlovich and Ellen Moody  Do Baby Sea Turtles Make                      I  recently  fished  the
                                                                                                           Loran Reef with live bait
                                                           Good Bait?                                      for mutton snapper and
                                                                                                           grouper. Along with two
                                                           By Jim Weix                                     lines on the bottom, I had two flat
                                                             “If it were legal, would                      lines out expecting to catch a kingfish
                                                           baby sea turtles make good                      or two. Much to my surprise, I had dolphin showing up
                                                           bait?” That was the question                    on a regular basis.
                                                           one reader emailed me.                            I released a number of just legal sandwich-sized
                                                             After choking on my                           dolphins, but kept three larger ones. As I drifted, there
                                                           morning coffee, I did some                      were several times that a school of small dolphin would
                                                           checking. As it turns out,                      show up at the boat. I was fishing in 65 to 80 feet of
                                                           they would. It seems that                       water.
                                                           everything from mutton                            Anglers posting on various Facebook fishing sites are
        Jeannie Silvester, Lacey Curley and Diane Coakley  snapper, grouper, tarpon,                       also showing various pictures of dolphin catches. Given
                                                           and even sailfish, will prey                    the problems with the dolphin fishery, due to overfishing,
                                                           on hatchlings. The fish will come close to shore and grab the   this was encouraging to see.
                                                           hatchlings when they enter the water. They will also prowl     Unfortunately the increased dolphin catches on the
                                                           along weed lines close to shore, where the small turtles try   Treasure Coast this year is more about their migration
                                                           to hide from predators.                         route this year than an increase in population. One
                                                             Obviously, you can’t use real baby sea turtles for bait, but   solution is to release the sandwich-sized, but legal ones,
                                                           you can use fake ones. One artificial lure that I found is the   so they can grow up.
                                                           Doomzday Turtle. It is a 3-inch soft plastic lure. I ordered a     Editor’s note: Jim Weix is an avid hunter, angler,
                                                           package of five and will keep you posted.       conservationist, as well as an outdoor writer.
                                                             It is good to see dolphin again showing up in the fish box.     Jim is included in the Wisconsin Waterfowl
                                                           After several disappointing years, there seems to be a better   Association’s Hall of Fame, for his work in helping
                                                           dolphin bite this year. That doesn’t mean that the dolphin   restore thousands of acres of wetlands. Jim is a broker
                                                           fishery is still not concerning, but they do seem to be showing   associate with The Keyes Company. He can be reached
        Patrona Egan, Antonio Andres and Wendy Duncan      up more often in the fish box.                  at (772) 341-2941 or by email:

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