Friday night prior to the cleanup we hold an appreciation dinner at the Briscoe Pavilion at Padre Balli Park for the section leaders, parks personnel and all those who help us prepare for the Big Shell Cleanup the next day. Here Captain Billy Sandifer gets a commemorative golden "picker upper" award for the 20th Annual Cleanup. Ranger Buzz Botts commissioned the award and here we see section leader and Spoon'R Lure man, David Webb, presenting it to Billy. Longtime Cleanup Supporters Stephen and Donna Gregory are shown with Capt. Billy. Thanks Stephen and Donna for this year's donation of $1,000 to Friends of Padre. So far the Gregory's have contributed more than $7500 to our cleanup. Thank You! Congratulations on your recent retirement to Rockport.