Hem Fest in Havana Hits Waveland

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Dance the night away to Salsa music and live the full life as you indulge in a “moveable feast” of Cuban cuisine and signature cocktails on the 118th Birthday of Ernest Hemingway at Hem Fest in Havana on Friday, July 21st at the Ground Zero Hurricane Museum in Waveland.  From 7-10pm, you will celebrate the life of this Pulitzer Prize-winning author who left a powerful legacy for his zest for life, literary accomplishments and enduring affection for the islands.

“Events that celebrate Hemingway’s legacy can be found throughout the United States and we want to bring this to Waveland through our own signature celebration,” said LiLi Stahler Murphy, Chairman of the Ground Zero Hurricane Museum.

During his Key West residence, Hemingway wrote some of his most enduring works and spent his leisure hours fishing and socializing with local and literary cohorts. “Each year, we want to invite fans of his writing and exuberant lifestyle to come together in Waveland for Hem Fest to celebrate his life,” said Starr Chapman, co-owner of The Rum Kitchen there.

Ernest Hemingway once said, never confuse movement with action and with this in mind, Starr and her husband Chappy are preparing a tantalizing four course moveable feast that features cerviche’ with an original Hemingway Daiquiri, a Dorado Fillet in a delicious sauce with a Cuba Libre’, garlic roasted pork Cubano with mango chutney and a Mojito.  The grand finale will feature a delectable coconut rum cake with a special coffee.

Cigars in the Pass will tempt patrons in to their “cigar lounge” and for those who can, enter the Hemingway look-a-like contest to win some exciting prizes.  Literary buffs can expand their library with titles from Bay Books.  And, it is all to raise funds for a great cause: the Ground Zero Hurricane Museum.  Tickets are $65 per person or $118 for two and are limited to the first 100 patrons.  To find out more, contact Linda Aiavolasiti at 228-216-0561 or linda@wavelandgroundzero.com or LiLi Stahler Murphy at 228-243-3235 or lilistahler@gmail.com.  Or go on-line to the event calendar at hancockchamber.org to reserve your tickets on line.

Your contribution of $65 per person or $118 for two, less benefit received of $35 per person, is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  The Ground Zero Hurricane Museum, a fund of the Hancock Community Development Foundation, a 501 c 3 non-profit established by the Hancock Chamber to enhance economic development and quality of life.

Questions? Please Contact (228) 467-9048