A light breeze cooled the crowd as dusk set in on the street outside of the Press Box. The music played a mix that had a little something for everyone. People mingled, ate plates of barbecue, told stories, perused the silent auction items, talked trash and seemed to be having a good time.
The beach party of the year went well. For me, on this 17th year we’ve had this fundraiser, things seemed to fall in place. Layers of groups all mixed together. There were rookie lifeguards doing most of the work, recurrent guards and their families, beach maintenance and beach park employees, a reunion of guards who worked for us years ago, Galveston partyers, people who work the beach in various capacities, city and county officials and employees, people who just came out to support what we do and 10- to 15-year-old Junior Lifeguards running around.