It was a beautiful Sunday with the sun shining and a breezy 88 degrees outside for our maiden Fat Tap Market held in the vast Fat Tap Bar Beer Bar & Eatery parking lot on May 2nd.
This market Co-hosted by Fat Tap and Gulfstream Insurance Group brought the community together after over a year of no community events and a city wide lockdown. This event showcased a variety of local vendors and crafters, as well as the cutest puppies available for adoption from United Dog Rescue.
An Event with a Cause
United Dog Rescue was asked to join this event so that they could showcase some of their puppies looking for their forever home as well as to promote their mission of saving stray and abandoned dogs and puppies. Each vendor was kind enough to donate an item for a gift basket which was raffled off to benefit the rescue and the owner of Fat Tap provided a generous donation to UDR as well.
Our Maiden Event was a Success
While Fat Tap served up their delicious brunch and craft beers to patrons, Gulfstream Insurance was passing out goody bags and was available to discuss ways for homeowners to save on their insurance.
There was also an animal themed photo booth donated by Cho & Gareth Thomas of Lensology Photography and BoothStar, which provided patrons with special props to create the most unique photos.
A huge thank you to everyone who attended and to the vendors who participated in this event. We definitely hope to start planning another one very soon and community support is essential. As always, please be willing to support our local small businesses which are a part of this wonderful city because together we will come back from 2020 better than ever. Together we are Oakland Park.
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About the Author
Tami Wray was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and grew up in the Northwest area of Indiana on the beautiful Lake Michigan. Mrs. Wray relocated to Wilton Manors in 1988 with her mother and now considers Oakland Park her permanent home.
Along with raising two beautiful daughters and one step-daughter, she has spent her entire career working in the real estate field as a property manager, real estate paralegal and insurance professional.
One of her greatest passions is the rescuing of abused and homeless animals and promoting the need for spaying and neutering pets and adoptions of senior pets.
Mrs. Wray currently resides in Oakland Park with her husband Chris, two daughters and her rescue pets; four dogs, two cats and a ferret. Life is never boring!
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