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Hottest ticket in town: New Year’s Eve Party at the Rec Center

By Staff | Dec 8, 2009

The City of Sanibel’s official New Year’s Eve Party, hosted by the Sanibel Recreation Center, will take place on Thursday, Dec. 31. Doors will open at 8 p.m. and the festivities will conclude at 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2010.

Among the multitude of activities on tap during the end-of-the-year shindig include games “4” children and “4” adults, a 50/50 raffle drawing (half of the proceeds go to the winner, half of the proceeds going to the city’s Recreational Assistance Fund), a display of artwork created by students from The Sanibel School and bingo “4” adults.

Bingo participants must be 18 or older, with only 100 seats available. Fabulous prizes include gift certificates at restaurants, hotel stays, golf outings, boat rides and more. Prizes are valued in excess of $4,000. Cost in advance is $50 per chair, which includes admission and two bingo cards. At-the-door cost is $60.

Admission to the party includes fantasic food and refreshments such as chicken fingers, pizza, hot dogs, cold cut platters, veggie trays, fruit, sushi, chips, pretzels, popcorn, soda, water, juices, root beer floats, ice cream, cake, coffee and tea.

Each admission also receives a chance to win a door prize. Party hats and noisemakers are included, too.

The price for tickets to the City of Sanibel’s New Year’s Eve Party is $10 per person in advance or $15 at the door. Children age 4 and under are admitted free and must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets may be purchased at the Sanibel Recreation Center.

All proceeds from this event are donated to the City of Sanibel Recreation Center Financial Assistance Program to assist workers who financially qualify for their children to attend the after school program, summer day camp and fun days at the Sanibel Recreation Center. This is a family-friendly, alcohol- and tobacco-free event.

Major co-sponsors are the City of Sanibel and Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Foundation.

For more information please call the City of Sanibel Recreation Center, located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road, at 472-0345.

Raffle tickets still available

Tickets for the 50/50 raffle benefiting the children of island workers are currently available for purchase… and are selling fast!

The raffle winner will receive 50 percent of all raffle proceeds and the other 50 percent of raffle proceeds will be used to provide financial assistance to children attending City of Sanibel’s Recreation Center programs.

Tickets are sold in packets of six chances for $5. The drawing will be held on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 2009 at 11:45 p.m. You need not be present to win.

Raffle tickets can be purchased during normal business hours at Bank of The Islands, located at 1699 Periwinkle Way, and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, located at 2475 Library Way.

The Sanibel Recreation Center Financial program provides financial assistance for island workers to enroll their children in the After School Program, Fun Days Program and Summer Camp. Monies raised from this event and from the New Year’s Eve Sponsorship Program will enable the Rec Center to provide financial assistance to qualifying parents so their children will have a safe and happy place to participate in fun and healthy activities while their parents are working.

This raffle is a “win-win” for everyone.

For further information, contact Events Chairperson Barry Alan Roth, a San-Cap Kiwanian and Lifetime Recreation Center member, at 239-313-9591.