2020 Spring Banquet

Food, Speaking and Fun! Help raise money to support our amazing seafarers in our Annual Spring Banquet

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Friday, March 13th 2020
6:30 PM


Port Manatee – Former Cruise Terminal
300 Tampa Bay Way – Berth #9
Palmetto, Florida  34221-6608


Give Back to your Community!
Anchor House provides a way to give back to your community and to the world.
All proceeds benefit Anchor House, Inc., a local non-profit mission to international seafarers at Port Manatee.
The Spring Banquet offers us an opportunity to show the important work that our seafarers do everyday and highlights the needs of this community. We hope to meet some of these needs through Anchor House Mission with your support!

The Speakers

Carlos Buqueras
Executive Director – Port Manatee

With three decades of distinguished Florida port leadership, Port Manatee Executive Director Carlos Buqueras is globally renowned for his visionary achievements in all facets of seaport business development and operations, including containerized, bulk and breakbulk cargos, as well as cruise and ferry industry prominence.

Rev. Richard Lewman
Executive Director/Chaplain

The Anchor House Mission is pleased to welcome Rev. Richard Lewman as our new Executive Director/Chaplain. He is ordained by the Southern Baptist Convention, and has also led Mennonite and non-denominational churches. Rich hails from eastern Pennsylvania. He and his wife of 41 years have one son who lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and two young children. He brings leadership skills from 35 years as a pastor, business leader and teacher. Rich joined us in December as Tim retired. Please keep all of us in your prayers.

Trish Alligood
General Manager/Chaplain

Married 42 years to Michael Alligood. They have 3 children and 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Born in Jacksonville on a naval base, and moved around until she was 12 and then settled in Florida. Anchor House, Inc. is a mission to the men and women of the seas, the truckers and the port community. Was certified with the Florida Baptists as a Chaplain and continues education through Leavell College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.


Donations are welcome by mail to:
13285 Eastern Ave. Palmetto, FL 34221

Support the Mission

It is through your support that we are able to Minister to the amazing men and women.  Your support helps to spread love of Jesus to a group of people whom are largely overlooked