2nd Annual Ron Jon Beach Cleanup a Success

Over 85 people met at Ron Jon Surf Shop at Pier Park Sunday morning to help keep the beach clean. Both sides of the pier were cleaned — from Barefoot Beach Club to the Polynesian Village area — with dozens of bags of trash collected.

Dan Kirk, manager of Ron Jon Surf Shop, stated,  “It was a tremendous success. We doubled our attendance over last year. I’m very thankful to all the organizations and individuals who showed up.” Dan indicated that he was already looking forward to the event next year and hopes to make it even more successful.

Organizations who participated in the cleanup included Nike, Walmart, Beachbreak by the Sea, Bay Families with Dogs, United Way, Boys & Girls Club, KeeptheBeachClean.com and of course, Ron Jon Surf Shop. Starbucks donated the coffee and Walmart donated water.

A young lady from the Walmart team won the surf board (it was a great incentive to bring people out).  Those participants who did not win received nice goodie-bags with Ron Jon gifts inside including stickers and a Ron Jon “can coolie”.

It would be great to see one business sponsor a beach cleanup every weekend!  This is a very effective way for businesses to serve the community (real public relations) and market their brand at the same time.

Edited by Jason K: If you are a local business and you want to sponsor a beach cleanup, I will gladly do everything I can to help promote it.

Ron Jon Hosts Beach Cleanup, Gives Away Surf Board

_mg_5330wtmkCome hungry and ready to pick up trash because Sunday Morning, Ron Jon Surf Shop in Panama City Beach’s Pier Park will be hosting their 2nd annual beach cleanup.  Coffee and donuts will be served and all that show up will automatically be entered to win a free surf board.

Last year participants came to support our area and show their appreciation for our beautiful beaches.  When asked what spawned the idea, Dan Kirk, General Manager of Ron Jon said, “we just love the beach, that’s our area’s greatest assett and we always pick up trash anyway, so we thought this would be a good way to bring the community together.”

Dan said everyone should arrive at 7:30 am Sunday morning to coffee and donuts.  They’ll then be escorted across the beach to pick up trash and clean up from around the city pier down to Barefoot Beach Club and back.  All that show up to help clean up will be entered to win a free surf board.  When they get back from cleaning up, the drawing will take place and one lucky winner will go home with a free beautiful board pictured above.

New Stores Opened in Pier Park

We’ve been waiting for it, and now it is here. The rest of Pier Park is opened, including Borders, Aeropostale, American Eagle, and more!

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (April 30, 2008)- Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG), the country’s largest owner, developer and manager of high quality retail real estate, will celebrate more exciting retailer and restaurant openings from late April through May 1 at Pier Park, located on 93 acres that covers land from Front Beach Road (at the City Pier) to the heavily traveled Highway 98 (Back Beach Road).

New anchors and specialty shops scheduled to premiere include the following:

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Ron Jon Surf Shop is Open Pier Park Slammed on Saturday

On Friday, Ron Jon Surf Shop opened their store in Pier Park in Panama City Beach. This is the sixth store in the state and 9th in the country. They were welcomed by the Panama City Beach Chamber and tons of people. With the heavy raining we got Thursday, Bay County canceled school on Friday, and there were tons of families at Pier Park.

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