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Museum fundraiser a big success

By Staff | Feb 26, 2010

To the editor,

The Sanibel Historical Village & Museum’s luncheon, style show and live and silent auctions, held on Tuesday, Feb. 16, has been declared a big success.

The pink and green theme, begun when the invitations were mailed, was carried out at the Captiva Island Yacht Club with bougainvilla, greens and pink napkins and bows on the tables. Also decorating the tables were fantasy ceramic shoes designed and loaned by JoAnne Bedient, a local clay artist. The mostly female attendees were dressed elegantly for the occasion and an afternoon out. Allan Hall entertained all with his piano music which highlighted the featured eras.

The Village would like to publicly thank all those who made this event such an overwhelming success. The funds raised will enable the Village to purchase audio/visual equipment to enhance the visitors’ experience while touring the seven Museum buildings. From all the volunteers, a hearty thank you goes to:

Our underwriters: Bailey’s General Store and The Grog Shop, Mr. and Mrs Denison Jones, Dr. and Mrs. Edward Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Puschel, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Bank of the Islands, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Turney, VIP Realty Group and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Yenkole.

Our live auction sponsers: Mr. Sam Bailey, Ms. Jaye Boswell, Lily & Co. Jewelers, Mr. and Mrs. Rod Verblaauw, Mr. Ralph Woodring and Mr. Peter Zell.

Our silent auction sponsors: Adventures in Paradise, Anisa Stewart, The Beach House Swimwear, Blue Giraffe, Cedar Chest, Cheese Nook, The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, Eileen Fisher, Her Sports Closet, Island Inn, Island Style Gallery, Lazy Flamingo, Lily & Co.Inc., Nanny’s Children’s Shoppe, Pandora’ s Box, Peach Republic, Sanibel Day Spa, Sanibel Island Bookshop, Shell Wreaths by Joan Emiliuis, Toys Ahoy, Traders Store and Cafe’, Twilight Cafe’, West Wind Inn, Why Knot Sanibel, William E. Wilson Goldsmith.

The unrecognized supporters of every fundraiser and event on the islands: Our local newspapers – the role that they play in an event’s success is not often recognized in our community. Without this resource, our island population would not know about our community’s needs and the many organizations that are trying to make a difference.

A final “thank you” goes to Allegra Printing/Metro Parkway and the Captiva Island Yacht Club for their impeccable service.

If you have not had the opportunity to visit the Historical Village & Museum, please do so on Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to take a trip back into island life from the 1880s to 1940s. We’ll be there to greet you.

Janet Halliday

Board of Directors, Sanibel Historical Museum and Village