Today, the 2nd and 3rd generation of founder Claude Focardi continue to operate Great Bay as a local family owned business. With 20 trucks, 30 Great Bay "family members," and a small warehouse in St. Pete to over 250 vehicles, 360 "family members," and two warehouses.
The celebration featured the famous Budweiser Clydesdales pulling a vintage beer wagon with a Dalmatian riding shotgun.
The event started at 7 PM at Corrigan's Irish Pub and moved down to the popular bars and eateries on Central Avenue.
Then they they turned down 1st Avenue South for a final stop at the Park & Rec. The event lasted until 9 PM, but everyone was completely captivated by the charm of those gentle giants. What a wonderful way to celebrate. Cheers to 50 years of service from the family at Great Bay Distributors and good luck for 50 more!
Have you seen them?
Etched in Tears released on November 28, 2017 and is available on Amazon, Nook, Kobo, and in all your favorite bookstores. It is published by Kensington Books. You can also ask your library to order it for you.