Coastal Friends to hold special holiday luncheon on Dec. 6


Christmas is coming early this year as Coastal Friends will hold its monthly holiday luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Marsh Landing Country Club, 25655 Marsh Landing Parkway, Ponte Vedra Beach.  

Open to the community, members and guests of Coastal Friends, the luncheon program will feature musical selections from vocalist Maggie Shannon. Shannon is a graduate of Fletcher High School where she was active in the choral program. She attended Florida State University where she studied vocal music and was a member of the prestigious FSU University Singers.

Shannon’s passion has always been singing and helping others. She has sung locally at many weddings and other special events and plans to pursue further education in child development, psychology and vocal music. At the luncheon, Shannon will lead the group in sing-along songs for the holiday season.   There will also be extra holiday raffle prizes and gift certificates to winners of the Christmas Trivia Game. 

Marsh Landing Country Club will serve a house salad with vinaigrette dressing, chicken piccata with linguine, mixed vegetables and cheesecake. Reservations to attend must be made in advance by contacting the luncheon chairman at as soon as possible. The deadline for $25 checks to be received is Wednesday morning, Nov. 29.  

Formed in 1998, Coastal Friends is a social club that just celebrated its 25th year in existence. It consists of women who live in Ponte Vedra Beach, Nocatee, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach, St. Augustine, Jacksonville and the surrounding area. Some of the activities offered are adventures and outings, book club, bunco, canasta, happy hour, lunch in, periodic lunches at local restaurants, mah-jongg and wine socials. Monthly luncheons are held on the first Wednesday of every month except for July and August.