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Updated: 05/30/2014 11:42:16AM

Pub party celebrates the '80s

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HERALD PHOTO BY DONNELL BATES
Gearing up for the crowd that is anticipated for the ‘80s party at the Celtic Ray are bartenders Brian Hallahan and Dylan Coulombe.

HERALD PHOTO BY DONNELL BATES
Remembering the ‘80s well and the Rubic Cubes that were all the craze are friends Ruth Starr and Lonnie Wahlgren.

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Leslie Allen with her husband, Wayne, wear the “Desperately Seeking Susan” look for the ‘80s party on June 21.

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DJ Eddie Messina dressed for the evening as a member of the pop band “Devo.”

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Long hair and the American Flag T-shirt were part of the ‘80s look Jeff Ashcraft chose for the evening. He is joined in this photo by wife Jacqueline and friend Alice Miller at the Celtic Ray on June 21.

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A fan of Ferris Bueller, Tanya Dieudonne poses beside a poster from the ‘80s movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

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Owner of Celtic Ray Kevin Doyle poses with girlfriend Laura Rebol. The two are wearing some of their favorite ‘80s clothes for the party they hosted on June 21.

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“Like a Virgin” by Madonna and “Addicted to Love” by Robert Palmer come to mind when you think of the ‘80s. Jamie Hessam as Madonna and Casey Nemec as one of Robert Palmer’s girls brought back all those great memories during the ‘80s party at the Celtic Ray.

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Wonder where Blake Bouldin came up with this outfit. Pictured here with Megan Perham, they both look pretty authentic for the ‘80s party at Celtic Ray on June 21.

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Nick Nemec and bar co-owner Max Doyle took this ‘80s look to the max on June 21 for the party at Celtic Ray.

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Enjoying the shade during Gallery Walk are brother and sister Ashton and Sierra Begg.

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Taking a drive through downtown Punta Gorda during Gallery Walk in his 1929 Ford Phaeton is Jerry Riseley. His first mate is Able Body, or A.B. for short.

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The crew at Serendipity Salon & Spa hang out with a few friends during the June 20 Gallery Walk.

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Candy Hays, Sam Sanders and 4-year-old Khyrie Sofge check out the vintage and antique cars during Gallery Walk.

HERALD PHOTO BY DONNELL BATES
Doing a little shopping at Pomegranate and Fig during the June 20 Gallery Walk is Millie Cutter.

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Strolling the streets during the June 20 Gallery Walk are Kathy and Jon Fosselman.

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Doing a bit of window shopping during the June 20 Gallery Walk are Art and Fran Koon.

By DONNELL BATES

Photojournalist

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T he ’80s made a royal comeback June 21 at the Celtic Ray, 145 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda.

With DJ “Deevo” Eddie Messina playing all the favorites of the decade, balloons and beach balls flying though the air, decorations featuring popular toys from the 1980s and images of Ferris Bueller covering the walls, the pub was packed with all ages who dressed the part for the evening.

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