Tuesday, January 17, 2006

The Naked Truth

Above: Vince ("The Mayor") Whibbs and Anna Whibbs
Courtesy, Council on Aging of West Florida

In a move that might be termed delightfully semi-transparent, the Northwest Florida Council on Aging has produced "Perfectly Aged," a 13-month calendar for 2006 featuring prominent Pensacola area personalities "over 60" in the altogether -- albeit with certain strategic body parts tastefully hidden from view.

Featured in the calendar's black-and-white photographs are Vince and Anna Whibbs, Ann Brett, Gerda Gernon, Doug Halford, Bettye Swanson, Ted and Natalie Ciano, Jim Reeves, June Guerra, Dr. Jack and Cookie Kichler, Don Parker, Taris Savell, Bobby Likis and Rosemary Bonifay.

Regular ($25) and autographed ($40) calendars are available. You can see sample calendar pages here. To order your own on-line click here.

Proceeds go to support the local aging council's meals-on-wheels services and respite care for the elderly poor.

Pensacola Beach residents may recall a similar fund-raising idea for worthy causes, such as Pensacola lifeguard services and PBES, was briefly considered by the residents' association three years ago. Unfortunately, it sank under the weight of alleged news reporter Nicole Lozare's censorious reporting for the News Journal.

While not novel, the charity fund-raising idea has been catching on around the world. A web site called, strangely, Dreaded Purple Master has been monitoring "naked calendar" fund raisers since 2003.

Pensacola's 'Perfectly Aged' calendar has been 'covered' (you might say) by Seniors World Chronicle and Happy News.com, where radio personality Don Parker is quoted as saying, "The only thing worse than being asked to pose nude would be not being asked."

1 comment:

cookie christine said...

so, did you get your copy?