New Find-a-Word Contest!


Bongo loves his new sippy bottle – just one

of the products from our Shade is Good Shop.

Over the next several weeks, you can enjoy a beverage or cake pop on us.

Friends of Sarasota County Parks LAUNCHED a new website, In celebration, each week through the end of October, on new word Monday, a special word will be embedded in the content of the website.

Take a few moments this week and FIND the word “papaya”, (but not this one!) take a screenshot and send it to On Saturday, September 24, three winners will be selected — each will receive an $8 Starbucks Gift card. Each week we’ll select, three winners, with prizes awarded on Saturday. At the end of the month, all entries will be eligible for the Grand Prize – a $50 Amazon gift card.

SteelPetWaterBottle_2In January 2016, Friends of Sarasota County Parks launched a new initiative: increasing shade opportunities at County parks and recreational areas by purchasing and installing shade structures. The program will be funded through grants, sponsors, donations and the selling of sun protective and hydration products, including Bongo’s refreshing sippy bottle.

Visit SHOP at to purchase one of the Shade Is Good products – protect yourself and support the Friends’ campaign to fight skin cancer.

Congratulations to last week’s Find-A-Word winners: Catherine Dente, Leslie Sasso, and Laura Bricker!