The rock and roll themed event will benefit People United to Restore our Rivers and Estuaries (PURRE). Event activities include an Elvis impersonator, catered food, rock 'n roll music by DJ Mike Perry and a live au"/>
The rock and roll themed event will benefit People United to Restore our Rivers and Estuaries (PURRE). Event activities include an Elvis impersonator, catered food, rock 'n roll music by DJ Mike Perry and a live au"/> Lily’s Jewelers rocks out to raise money for PURRE | News, Sports, Jobs - SANIBEL-CAPTIVA - Island Reporter, Islander and Current
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Lily’s Jewelers rocks out to raise money for PURRE

By Staff | Jan 15, 2009

Elvis has been spotted – or will be spotted at Lily & Co. Jewelers on Sanibel. He will be part of a special 1950’s rock and roll party being held at Lily’s to benefit a local environment organization.

Lily & Co. Jewelers is holding a benefit, “Lily Rocks for PURRE,” on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 6 to 10 p.m., announced store co-owner’s Dan Schuyler and Karen Bell.

The rock and roll themed event will benefit People United to Restore our Rivers and Estuaries (PURRE). Event activities include an Elvis impersonator, catered food, rock ‘n roll music by DJ Mike Perry and a live auction of upscale items including jewelry, art work, and more. 1950-style costumes are optional. Tickets are $75 per person. RSVP’s are requested by Feb. 4.

Special guests include representatives from the Henderson Collection, featuring their new line of chocolate brown gold.

PURRE is a grassroots environment group dedicated to keeping Sanibel’s water clean and healthy. Mike Valiquette, Developer and chairman of the Sanibel Planning Commission started the non-profit organization after seeing pollution in the bay near his home on Bay Drive. Valiquette, president of PURRE wanted to get citizens together to help restore Sanibel waters to an unpolluted state. He said it will take about 10 years to do so.

“The mission is obviously extremely important for the way of life around Sanibel,” he said. “We have to have continued support.”

Schuyler and Bell wanted to make a difference and offered to sponsor the event for PURRE.

“It’s going to be a blast,” Schuyler said. “It’s a golden opportunity to bring the community together.”

A painting by Myra Roberts will be in the live auction as well as a dazzling natural pink sapphire necklace – donated by Lily’s.

Tickets are limited and its first come first serve – they are expected to go fast.

For more information or to purchase tickets please contact PURRE at (239) 274-7873 or info@purre.org. Tickets are also available at Lily & Co., 520 Tarpon Bay Rd.

Lily & Co. is a full-service jeweler, featuring couture designers and offering services from jewelry repair and restoration, watch repair and battery replacement, engraving services, bead and pearl re-stringing, pewter and holloware repair, as well as appraisal services. Lily & Co.’s P3 or Positively Precious Program enables them to purchase previously worn jewelry, stones, and fine stemware from customers for liquidation purposes.

Store hours are Monday thru Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about Lily & Co., call (239) 472-2888 or visit www.lilyjewelers.com.