Adams was a friend to Island children, originating a day in 1954 at the end of the school year just for kids, and continuing that tradition with the Anna Maria Island Privateers with 'Snooks' Adams Kids Day. He recalled there were only 10 or 12 boys, two cases of Cokes and a couple pounds of hot dogs at the first Kid’s Day in Bradenton Beach.
Photo's above from 2005: 'Shiprek' & 'Snooks' prior to the start of Kids Day and then 'Snooks' is surrounded by the Privateers after Kids Days.
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A fun festival event just for kids! The former Police Chief of Holmes Beach and well known islander handed over the event to the Privateers in 1980 after his retirement. With games, a treasure hunt, pirate dress up contest, come aboard our ship the Skullywag, prizes and more! Free hot dogs, Domino's pizza, and soda for all the kids, we ask the bigger kids to please make a donation.