The annual spring banquet is an opportunity to learn about Port Manatee and the ministry Anchor House provides to seafarers and port workers. There is a social hour prior to dinner with a chance to mingle with center staff, volunteers and supporters. The program following dinner features a guest speaker with insights into the unique concerns of seafarers and the services offered by ministries such as Anchor House.
Showcased at the Silent Auction are items such as themed baskets of goodies, gift certificates for overnights at the beach or a local restaurant, and handcrafted decorative pieces. Auction winners are the people with the highest bid. All items are donated to Anchor House Inc. All proceeds go towards funding the operation of the center.