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Book launch and special presentation of “The Last Beach Boy” by Bobby Solano

January 24, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

Join Beaches Museum for the book launch and special presentation of “The Last Beach Boy” by Bobby Solano and Victor DiGenti on January 24 at 6:00 p.m.

Bobby Solano graduated from Fletcher High School in 1954, a year he called “one of the best in his life.” That was the year he captained the Fletcher Senators basketball team that won the state championship. After graduating, however, Bobby’s future seemed extremely limited. He was descended from generations of Minorcans, and his family lived on the threshold of poverty, searching the Beaches for mullet and turtle eggs, hunting hogs, and gopher turtles. These experiences taught him that hard work, determination, and taking swift action could do more than put food on the table. As he put the lessons of his youth to work as an adult, Bobby Solano—The Last Beach Boy—achieved success beyond his wildest dreams.

His book, “The Last Beach Boy: A True American Story of Life and Adventure” is filled with fascinating tales of youthful adventures, his ties to the Minorcan culture, and how he was able to recognize opportunity when it knocked and embraced it with open arms. Bobby Solano and his co-author, Victor DiGenti, will be here to share some of his stories and sign his biography during a special presentation on Tuesday, January 24 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Throughout his life, Bobby Solano met each challenge with boundless passion and energy. His life may be viewed as a rags-to-riches story, but it is in essence, an American success story. We hope you’ll join us for this special presentation filled with historical ties to the Beaches Community.

This event is free to Beaches Museum members with a suggested $5 donation for non-members. Please visit the Beaches Museum website or call 904-241-5657 for further information.

Members please use discount code Member at registration for free access.


January 24, 2023
6:00 pm
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381 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 United States
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