Clambake and songfest at Crystal Creek Center

Published 11:54 pm Thursday, July 17, 2014

Anna White Hodges raised seven children along the Gulf Coast of North Fla. while making a living fishing, farming clams and growing food to feed her family. It is where the foundation of her songs and stories of life, love and family were created. All of these experiences blossomed into her unique presence in performances, which are sometimes funny, sometimes sad; but always original and entertaining.

White’s lifestyle has also given her a deep appreciation for our natural resources, which infuses her music with love and the responsibility we all share in protecting and respecting our planet.

We are fortunate to have Anna and her husband Mike in Polk County for a special fund-raising concert and clambake at the Crystal Creek Center in Mill Spring Friday July 18. Doors open at 4 p.m. and music and laughter continue until 10 p.m. The Crystal Creek Center is a 501(c)(3) charity operating under the auspices of the Alliance of Divine Love.

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In support of the event White’s daughter wrote, “Clams grown naturally in the pristine waters off the Nature Coast of Fla., and prepared in a low country boil by the hands of the farmer himself, Cedar Key waterman Mike Hodges. His wife, Anna White Hodges, a singer/songwriter whose credits include performing on the Grand Ol’ Opry, will inspire and lift spirits through laughter and song. Come and enjoy a CLAMorous event!”

More information on the event can be found at and

– article submitted by Brian Crissey