Sunday, January 13, 2019


Woo Hoo! Check out those legs!

Sigma Omega of the Florida Keys, a chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, has been raising money for scholarships for the graduating seniors of our local high school for over 30 years. No, we are not college age sorority ladies. As a matter of fact, we are all in the 50+ age bracket. And no, we don't do bake sales or car washes or go door-to-door asking for money. We find men in our community who want to compete for the illustrious title of "Mr. Legs".

Now let me explain. This is a very coveted title here in the Florida Keys. Men go to great lengths to achieve this title. Some raffle off baskets of booze. Some have SuperBowl parties. And some carry around their contribution jug from bar to bar, getting donations from various patrons.

Yes, each contestant is given a large jug with their "leg picture" plastered on the front. Each week, our sorority members count and collect the money that has been collected in each jug and report the top contestant's in the running on local radio shows. At the end of our contest, we have a grand crowning celebration at a local restaurant or bar where the person who has collected the most votes (dollars collected) is crowned and given the official title of "Mr. Legs" for that year.

With the generosity of the people here in the Keys and the support of our contestants, Sigma Omega has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past years, all of which has gone toward scholarships for deserving students at Coral Shores High School.

So if you are here in the Upper Keys a/k/a The Northernmost Territory of the Conch Republic, and you see one of these Mr. Legs jugs, please be generous. It's for a great cause!

Scherry's Smoked Fish Dip
(great to spread on crackers or celery)

Filets of smoked fish, flaked (should equal around 2 cups loose)
8 oz. block Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
¼ cup
Hellman’s Light Mayonnaise
1 or 2
Spring onions, minced
¼ tsp
Garlic juice
Tabasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce (as preferred)
Flake the smoked fish and blend into softened cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl.        
Add other ingredients and blend well with a fork.

Add a few drops of Chipotle pepper sauce and taste.  We like it a bit spicy, so we add quite a bit.


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