Clearwater Mayor to Be Roasted

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Clearwater Mayor to Be Roasted

A unique event promises to bring a much-needed injection of fun and levity to our community. “The Roast of Frank Hibbard” will take place May 20th at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Clearwater Mayor to Be Roasted

It’s the Hottest Event of the Year and the public is cordially invited to attend!

An assemblage of business and political leaders will roast Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard in the style of the Dean Martin and Comedy Central roasts.

“Frank’s roast will be one of the year’s most memorable events – I can’t wait to be there,” said Aaron Fodiman, Publisher & Editor of Tampa Bay Magazine.

WTAN radio host and author/writer Doug Kelly will serve as emcee. “It’s an evening with lots of good-natured one-liners aimed at Mayor Hibbard,” Kelly said. “After each roaster delivers their zingers, it will be the mayor’s turn to roast the roasters. It’s going to be a non-stop laugh fest.”

Everyone involved with the program are volunteers so that 100 percent of the net proceeds will be donated to non-profit charities of the Homeless Empowerment Program and Ruth Eckerd Hall.

Amanda Payne, President & CEO of Amplify Clearwater Chamber of Commerce, is also looking forward to the event. “You don’t want to miss this special evening of fun and fellowship for our community,” she said.

“The Roast of Frank Hibbard” takes place 7 to 9 p.m. on May 20, 2022, in the Great Room of Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. If purchased with a credit card, tickets are $135 per person, $220 per couple or $880 for a table for eight plus tax and fees (no fees if buying at the box office). Each person gets admission to the event, a drink ticket, a three-course dinner featuring a Bistro Steak Medallion Trio entrée, and the roast program.

Corporate sponsors of “The Roast of Frank Hibbard” are BayCare-Morton Plant Hospital, Duke Energy, Clear Sky Restaurant and Provise Management Group.

Seating is limited. For reservations contact Ruth Eckerd Hall at (727) 791-7400, or visit the box office.

More info: Doug Kelly, 727-724-4949,


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