We have completed our May edition and again we are at 32 pages. Words cannot express the gratitude we have for our readers, advertisers and contributors. This will be our 10th edition and we have grown quicker than we ever could have expected. Thank you to everyone for being part of our little magazine, and we hope to be around for a long time to come.
Our May edition is promoting the annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival happening in June. This is a fun event that includes food, vendors, entertainment the annual parade. Another festival we are promoting in this book is the Florida Folk Festival in White Springs. Stretching the boundaries a little bit on this one for The Hidden Coast, but this is unique festival that everyone should attend at least once. Growing up close to White Springs I have many childhood memories of attending the festival and taking in all the food, music and story telling. The third event mentioned in this edition is the 4th annual Garden Show and Spring Festival happening at Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens in Williston. This is a hidden gem in the North Florida area and if you have never visited here you should put it on your bucket list now.
We also have our usual contributors giving our informative articles on history and recreation in the area. The Suwannee Hotel, Dolphins of the Nature Coast, Little know Gulf Coast Hurricanes and The Bay Scallop. All great reading as we head into the summer months. A new addition for the May book is the Florida Humanities Council. Their website slogan states, “Bringing Floridians Together”. A great organization and I urge you to check out their website for some informative tidbits on our wonderful state. And don’t forget to download the app!
Finally, make sure you check out our Local Flavors page. We some new additions for this round and some of your old favorites are back. Tasty treats you will only find on the hidden coast. Try one, or all of them, and let them know you saw them in our magazine!
Enjoy the book and enjoy the beautiful weather that our state has to offer this time of the year. Please send us an email if you have an idea for a story, a photo you would like to share or tell us how we can improve. Thanks for reading our little magazine. vvv