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CROW’s Giving Tree Festival highlights Luminary Weekend

By Staff | Nov 18, 2009

CROW (The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is putting the final touches on its spectacular Fourth Annual “Giving Tree Festival,” so mark your calendars for Sunday, Dec. 6 at The Sanctuary Clubhouse.

Gaily decorated trees, wreaths and garlands will be featured in a silent auction, to raise philanthropic support while The Giving Tree offers guests the opportunity to donate to crucial needs for the hospital including food for patients, fellowship and student programs, as well as rescue and education.

CROW board member Daniel Moore-Thompson and chair of the event has been busy organizing a talented group of designers for this tremendous evening.

“The festival will showcase some of the most amazing talent this island has to offer,” said Moore-Thompson. “Guests come every year to bid on trees to decorate their homes as well as to give as gifts.”

According to Moore-Thompson, the event will also feature a fabulous “Boutique Unique” that will display exclusively designed stemware for CROW by Luc Century as well as other one-of-a kind gifts.

Tickets, priced at $100 each, are selling fast so make your reservations now. Call 395-0050 ext. 2 for credit card reservations. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with complimentary wine.

“A wonderful menu by The Sanctuary chefs, entertainment by Johnny Ray and a beautiful holiday setting all the ingredients that make a perfect evening while at the same time supporting CROW’s important mission,” said Carol Rothman, event committee member.

Our sincerest thanks go to The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, the premier event sponsor.

“CROW’s Giving Tree Festival has become a tradition to kick off the holiday season, to celebrate CROW’s service to area wildife and the recent opening of the new hospital,” said Terry Igo, San Cap Trust Executive VP.

Other sponsors for the evening include Bank of the Islands, Coral Veterinary Hospital, Steve and Mandy Greenstein, Roberta and Phillip Puschel, Sanibel Island Taxi, Suncatcher’s Dream and Susan and Bob Tucker. We thank them for their support.

The local artists and designers include Donna Sue Andazola, Jaye Boswell, Inga Bredahl, Luc Century and Dee Serage, Congress Jewelers, Greg and Diane Cortese, Mary DeMic and Zoe Cohen, Susan Gordon, Fran Grant, Liz Gresham, Liz Kennedy and Ann Potter, Lily & Co., Bonnie Moore and Carol Weissman, Kym Nader Interiors, Pandora’s Box, Tom Service, Suncatcher’s Dream, Surroundings by Melissa, Tarpon Bay Explorers, Birgie Vertesch and Anita Pinder, Kevin Vertesch and VIP’s Jim and Karen Hall.