Annual Banquet

Our annual spring banquet celebrates the incredible work being done at Anchor House. The mission of Anchor House, Inc. is to reach out to any and all international seafarers, truckers, and the community at SeaPort Manatee, Florida. Motivated by the command of Jesus Christ to love your neighbor as yourself, Anchor House seeks to meet all physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the Port community regardless of their race, gender, country of origin, or religious preference.

The annual banquet serves two major purposes. It is an opportunity for those who may not be familiar with Anchor House or SeaPort Manatee to learn about all we provide to seafarers and port workers. The banquet serves as one of our major sources of financial support for the ministry.  The silent auction and proceeds from ticket sales directly benefit the Anchor House and those it serves. 

There is a social hour prior to dinner with a chance to secure your bids on silent auction items and mingle with Anchor House staff, volunteers and supporters.  Following dinner we will enjoy the clean comedy of Tim Boyd.  Tim is the Lead Pastor of Westside Christian Church and a leader in the clean comedy community.  He, also, serves on the board of Guardian Angels of Southwest Florida. 

Mark Wodka will join us to share an inspirational message.  Mark is the director at Canaveral Port Ministries.  He has worked in a variety secular and ministerial settings.  He has earned a Master of Divinity from from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Mark has served Port Canaveral Ministries faithfully since 2010. Mark says, “One of his greatest privileges is to serve the Lord alongside his wife who serves as a chaplain at the ministry.”

Please join us for what should be a wonderful evening for a worthy cause. 


Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors                                            Silver Sponsor

Silent Auction

Thank you to the following who gave to the silent auctions:

– Jeremiah’s Italian Ice

– Popi’s

– FELD Entertainment

– Pittsburgh Pirates and Bradenton Marauders

– Anchor House Coffee Roasters

– UMR Sports

– BridgeWalk Resort

– LaPlaya Beachfront Condominiums 

– Lane Gregory (Luxevo Vacations)

– Outback Steakhouse Cortez Road

– Anna Maria Oyster Bar

– Oak and Stone

– Westside Christian Church

– IMG Academy Golf Club

– Lakewood National Country Club

– Cason Family Photo