Matanzas on the Bay has raised a total of $880 for the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida through its annual fundraising event, which was held Dec. 11 at Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach. Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida held a raffle drawing, and Matanzas on the Bay contributed five percent of the day’s sales, all to benefit Southwest Florida’s only professional core chorus. Throughout the day, guests had the opportunity to enjoy caroling by the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida, followed by an evening of live performances from Father Al and the Jazz Congregation and Terry Stewart.

“It is an honor to once again hold our annual fundraiser for Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida, and we are extremely thankful for those who joined us in supporting such a great organization,” said Glen Petrarca, general manager of Matanzas on the Bay. “This is one of the many ways that Matanzas on the Bay remains involved in the great community of Southwest Florida, and we are excited to have the opportunity to share this involvement with our valued guests.”

To learn more about the Symphonic Chorale, visit For more information about Matanzas on the Bay, call 239-463-3838 or visit

Matanzas on the Bay and Petey’s Upper Deck are best known for waterfront views, fresh seafood and old Florida ambience and is located at 416 Crescent St. on Fort Myers Beach on Estero Bay. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily, as well as caters to special occasions and private parties. As part of its commitment to use as many locally sourced products as possible, Matanzas on the Bay offers fresh produce in partnership with Oakes Farm, rum from the Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery and draft beer from Fort Myers Brewery. Its upstairs sports bar, Petey’s Upper Deck, is popularly known for its Dave’s Dockside Pizza, named the best pizza on Fort Myers Beach. The restaurant is located adjacent to the Matanzas Bayside Inn waterfront accommodations, just steps away from the Fort Myers Beach entertainment district. Free car parking and boat dockage is available. To book your party or for more information, call 239-463-3838 or visit