After three decades, leadership of Just for Kids event changes hands

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Mark Costello, Nichole Costello Navarro, Judy Rios and Kimberly Felix. Courtesy photo

After many long years together, this crew is hanging up our raffle tickets and we are passing on this wonderful tournament to Cinde Cassidy’s capable team.

For 30 years this tournament has been all about the kids of Avalon, OUR kids whether or not you have children.

As they say, it takes a village and we could not, would not, have been able to do any of this without the help of this community; the merchants who donate prizes, the sponsors who always come through for us, the anglers who fish each and every year and the families and friends who come out every year to buy raffle tickets, make donations and just have fun with us.

While we are sad to say farewell, we are excited to see where the next crew takes it! We want to thank everyone for all of their support over the years. The kids of Avalon thank you too!

Thanks to Abe’s Liquor, Ace Clearwater, Adventure Tours, Angela Clark Art Good’s, Jazz Trax, Avalon Blue Line Baggage, Avalon Fire Dept., Avalon Freight Services, Avalon Harbor Department, Avalon Seafood, Avalon Search and Rescue, Bluewater Grill of Avalon, Avalon Café, Metropole, Catalina Back Country, Catalina Gear, Catalina Beverage, Catalina Cantina, Catalina Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau, Catalina Express, Catalina Gear, Catalina Golf Cart and Tours, Catalina Island Company, Catalina Island Inn, Catalina Kids, Catalina Seashells, Catalina Shirt and Shade, Catalina Skate Shop, Catalina Yamaha, Chet’s Hardware, Coney Island West, Connolly Pacific, Coyote Joe’s, Dbos Eli’s, Island Deli, Endemic Eric Schwartz, Eric’s on the Pier, Hermosa Hotel, High Tide Traders, Holiday Inn Resort, Catalina Island Hotel, Hotel Metropole, Island Threadz, Island Toys, Island Water Charters, Joe’s Rent a Boat, Kalakas, Katie’s Kitchen, Lloyd’s of Avalon, Lobster Trap, Maggie’s Blue Rose, Mr. T-Shirt, Olivia Hernandez Stark, Peggy’s Gifts, Steven’s Steakhouse, Sunkissed, The Lockeroom, The Marlin Club, The Savage Family, The Tuna Club, Three Palms Arcade, Virgie’s Snack Shack and Von’s.

And to our chefs Albert Navarro, Jimmy Felix And Manny Hernandez, thank you so much for stepping up and feeding us all! To our spouses who support us in the crazy of it, thank you! To the Junior Halibut crew, Marlie Navarro, Layla Felix, Hana Machado And Jason Hernandez, thank you, you were such a big help!

If we’ve missed anyone, please know that it is not intentional, we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!

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