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Ghostly tales to be told at Burrough's Home

October 13, 2011
Submitted by JODY VAN COONEY , Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Do you believe in ghosts and goblins? Do you like to hear tales of them? If so, you'll want to be part of "Spirits on the Gulf" at the Burroughs Home in Fort Myers, scheduled to take place on Friday, Oct. 28. You're invited to enjoy an evening of ghostly tales of the "Burroughs Home and Haunted Happenings of the Gulf Coast" between 6:30 and 9 p.m.

Costumes or masks are optional for those attending. You will follow the ghosts of Mona and Jettie Burroughs as they travel through the darkened rooms of the Burroughs Home and Gardens. Performances will be held every half hour.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Reservations are requested and may be made by going online at, visiting the events tab and clicking on the paypal button. A check can also be mailed to Uncommon Friends Foundation, P.O. Box 811, Fort Myers, FL 33902.

The Uncommon Friends Foundation, historic preservationists of the Burroughs Home, is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization established in 1993 dedicated to lifelong character building among today's youth and business leaders.

For more information about "Spirits on the Gulf" or the Uncommon Friends Foundation, call 239-337-9505 or visit www.uncommonfriends,org.

Fact Box

Attend 'Octavia Ashford & Her Ghosts'

The Burroughs Home & Gardens is offering a special "Tuesday Teatime" on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Lady Octavia Ashford will relate an eerie Victorian ghost story over a cup of tea. She shares why the Victorians were fond of their ghosts - their "Pale Shades."

Tea and a Victorian-inspired cake will be served, beginning at 1 p.m.

The Burroughs Home is located on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River. Attendance at this special tea is $25. Reservations are required and may be made by visiting, clicking on the events tab, and scrolling down to Octavia Ashford & Her Ghosts. Additional information may be obtained by calling 239-337-0706.



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