Picture of Elliott Point ES students dressed as pirates.

Elliott Point ES Students Have Fun With Talk Like A Pirate Day

Elliott Point Elementary School celebrated International Talk Like a Pirate Day on Monday, September 19th with guest speakers from the Krewe of Bowlegs.  Captain Billy Bowlegs, Gerry Chalker, and his beautiful queen, Tracy McMorrow, led students of all ages on an interactive pirate adventure.  Every time Captain Billy said the word “pirate” the students responded with a robust “arghhhhh.”

Picture of Capt Billy Bowlegs and his queen reading to Elliott Pointe ES Students

Students also had the opportunity to visit the William Augustus Bowles Traveling Museum where they learned about the history of the area’s local pirates, the Krewe of Bowlegs.  The Krewe of Bowlegs has a rich heritage based on storied traditions set long ago by William Augustus Bowles, also known as Captain “Billy Bowlegs”, who is said to have sailed these seas and landed here back in the 18th century in Fort Walton Beach.

The unofficial Talk Like a Pirate Day holiday was created in 1995 by John Baur and Mark Summers, of Albany, Oregon, who proclaimed September 19th each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate.  For example, an observer of this holiday would greet friends not with "Hello," but with "Ahoy, matey!" 

To see a photo gallery of this event, please visit the OCSD Facebook page.