Southern Maryland Weekend Edition Depicts the Benefits of "Tiki Time" for Locals & Tourists
Reporter Dickson Mercer presents a detailed description of this year's Tiki Bar Opening Weekend, a 30-year old tradition, in the April 30th edition of Southern Maryland Weekend. "Said to be the most well-attended [event] yet," the reporter spends most of the article unfolding Opening Day festivities from Friday, April 16, 2010.
Tiki Time is in full force as surrounding businesses, charitable organizations, and patrons come together. He shares patron Uhry Thomas' point of view, "I just like the relaxed atmosphere -- people getting together, having a nice time." The day features friendly faces, palm trees, mai tais, a steel drum band, fireworks, a caricaturist, a man on stilts, local celebrity Robert Hesse from "Hell's Kitchen," the Tiki King & Queen, the Grill Sergeant BBQ, a pair of Clydesdales horses, and much more. Mercer also highlights some of Tiki Bar's greatest fans and long time members such as Raymond Lankford and Gorden Spalding. Mr. Lankford is known around the Tiki Bar as the "Mayor of Solomons" while Mr. Spalding is the "Tiki King." For many, Tiki Bar Opening Day brings people outside to enjoy the first days of spring and warm weather ahead.
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Also, check out the article on the Grill Sergeant BBQ,