Coach Eddie Shannon is enjoying the limelight with “Through the Tunnel.”
METV’s award-winning documentary about Lincoln Memorial High football under Shannon’s aegis makes the 88-year-old icon young again.
Take last night’s screening at the Clearwater International Film Festival.
Showtime was 9 p.m.
“Past my bedtime,” said METV honcho Charles Clapsaddle.
“Not mine,” Coach said.
n Say it ain’t so! Beachhouse Restaurant GM Rebecca “Becky” Shannon hit the Big 5-0!
n Palmetto High alum Charmel Anderson received the NASA Launch Director’s Award at Kennedy Space Center, where she is a quality engineer.
n Susan “Big Mama” Harrigan is 44 Sunday. Cheers from husband Bob “Hurricane” Harrigan and Team Eason.
n If you want donate to Sister Nora Brick’s Stillpoint House of Prayer & Healing, mail it to: P.O. Box 619, Bradenton, FL 34206.
n Holmes Beach City Hall’s commission chambers will be named at 9 a.m. Tuesday for the late Pat Geyer, former mayor, commissioner and legendary boss at Duffy’s Tavern.
n Paul Ridgdill is 93. Cheers from his girls Rose, Patty, Sandy and Barb and wife Mary.
n The Dance Theatre of Bradenton is auditioning for “The Nutcracker,” 1 p.m. Oct. 9 at Bradenton Health and Racquet Club, 6500 Manatee Ave. W.
Or visit: www.bradenton nutcracker.com.
n LRHS alum Michael Ohlman is at Baltimore’s Camden Yards for the Orioles’ two-week fall instructional program. The 2009 Orioles draftee played with the South Atlantic League Delmarva Shorebirds in Salisbury, Md., and Appalachian League Bluefield Orioles in Bluefield, W.Va.
n Maggie Camarda is 89. Cheers from Eddie, Carmen and Geena.
n Our Daily Bread president Mark McLaughlin says the soup kitchen received 400 cans of food from Healthsouth Rehab Hospital of Sarasota.
n Mammie Crawford is 98 and sister Marion McCellan is 92.
n The second annual Chowdown for Charity is Oct. 28 at Gold Coast Eagle Hospitality Courtyard, 7051 Wireless Court, Lakewood Ranch.
Restaurants vie for honors and proceeds go to the Manatee County Food Bank and ProStart, a training program for careers in the industry for high school grads.
Judges are State Rep. Bill Galvano, Hizzoner Wayne Poston, Bay News 9’s Summer Smith and yours truly.
Call Caryn Hodge at 778-8705 or e-mail email@example.com.
Vin’s People is by local columnist Vin Mannix. He can be reached at 745-7055 or vmannix@Bradenton.com.