Sunny cruise on the Mississippi Sound

The evening couldn’t have been more ideal for GRN’s annual Cruising for the Coast fundraiser last Sunday evening. Louis Skrmetta and his crew from Ship Island Excursions welcomed our guests aboard the Capt. Pete in Gulfport for a beautiful sunset cruise around the Mississippi Sound. We enjoyed a delicious spread of food, sipped Dark & Stormy cocktails, and even spotted a few dolphins! The party concluded with a raffle drawing and silent auction that featured an array of pieces from Gulf Coast artists, including Steve Shepard and Walter Anderson.Our annual boat party is always a wonderful time, and in her welcoming remarks GRN’s Mississippi Organizer, Helen Rose Patterson, reflected on how being out on the Mississippi Sound reminds us all of the importance of protecting our natural resources on the Gulf Coast.Thanks to our amazing host committee: Terese Collins, Cynthia and George Ramseur, Louis and Beth Skrmetta, Robert Wiygul and Julia Weaver, and Sheryl and Brick Gilliland for helping to make this event a success. For more photos, check out our Flickr page.Sarah Holtz is GRN’s Development Associate

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