It Was a Blast! Memorable OB Rag Celebration

by on October 30, 2017 · 4 comments

in Ocean Beach

The Hep A Team and Grocho Marx; the Hep A team won first place in the costume contest.

What a blast we had at the OB Rag‘s 10th anniversary celebration and Halloween costume party.

Over seventy people – many in costume – joined Rag staff and friends at the gig, which included live music, food and drink, raffle tickets and prizes and a costume contest.

Jefferson Jay and Arlene

Jefferson Jay and Arlene played; Mike James MCed the raffles.

Frank Gormlie holds the raffle jar as Mike James selects the winner.

Thanks to Byron Morton (“Grocho Marx”), several moments were captured for posterity.

The OB Rag thanks the following local businesses who either donated prizes / gifts or food and drink:

  • BarBQ House
  • Beach Community Acupuncture
  • Breakfast Republic
  • CJ’s Catering
  • Culture brewpub
  • Dog Beach Dogwash
  • Gianni Buonomo
  • Green Center
  • Hugo’s Mexican
  • James Gang Hoodie
  • Judi’s Cookbooks
  • Judi’s Jams
  • Kip of Voltaire
  • Mary’s Therapies
  • Nati’s
  • Newport Ave Optometry
  • OB Brewery
  • Surf Check


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Groucho Marx October 30, 2017 at 3:34 pm

You never looked better.
Love the hair.
Why didn’t you wear a costume?
Hello, I must be going….


Frank Gormlie October 30, 2017 at 3:53 pm

Groucho – got more pics?


Geoff Page October 31, 2017 at 12:09 pm

Frank accidentally omitted the Ocean Beach Brewery that donated three kinds of beer in kegs for the event. Brewmaster Jim Millea personally brought the beer over along with Ocean Beach Brewery GM Scott (didn’t get a last name). Jim set up something called a jockey box, a cooler with 100 foot coils of stainless steel immersed in ice. This meant that each glass was ice cold. He also hooked up a CO2 tank to power the taps. Jim brought a Red IPA, a great pale ale, and a wheat beer. There were a lot of compliments on the beers that were Jim’s own recipes. The Ocean Beach Brewery is one of only two businesses that actually brew beer right in OB, Pizza Port is the other. All the other beer places are tasting rooms with beer brewed elsewhere. A big thanks to Ocean Beach Brewery for bringing the lubrication for a fun party!


Frank Gormlie October 31, 2017 at 12:19 pm

My bad. It’s added now. Sorry about that, it was in my notes but some how ….


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