Zonta home tour sells out, raffle going strong
With all reserved tickets sold for Zonta’s home tour, “A Peek at the Unique,” and the keepsake program book at the printer, organizers are expressing gratitude to the businesses and individuals whose generous support has created yet another successful event.
“Our Peek ticket holders will gather at the Sanibel Community Church on Saturday, March 13 to embark on their guided bus tour of four unique homes, three on Sanibel and one on Captiva,” said event co-chair Ruth Woodham. “We are so grateful to these generous home owners who have opened their homes in support of Zonta’s work. This is a true community event, supported by so many individuals and businesses. Thank you to everyone!”
There remains one opportunity for islanders to be part of Zonta’s signature event, which annually raises funds to enhance the status of women: “Seven Chances at the Unique.” The traditional raffle offers prizes that reflect the spirit of the business community, and Zonta wishes to acknowledge the following generous donors:
Captain Louise Alt of Waterwoman Adventures and Jeff Weigel of the Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory for an island-hopping adventure for six, with lunch; and a gift certificate from Island Girl; total value $500.
Southwest Airlines for two round-trip tickets, no restrictions; value $800.
Tower Gallery artist Sheila Hoen for an authentic hand embellished giclee on canvas; value $1,000.
Debra Webb for a one-week vacation at her luxury Georgia mountain home, value $1,000.
Jan Gabrielson of Nanny’s Children’s Shoppe for a grandparents’ shopping extravaganza; value $500.
Florida Repertory Theater and Hotel Indigo for theater tickets, dinner and accommodation, plus a gift certificate from Rene’s Artisans of Fine Jewelry; total value $500.
Designer Marian Denk for a 14-ct. white gold starfish pendant with aquamarine drop; value $1,900.
Tickets are just $10 each or six for $50, available from any Zonta club member. Tickets will also be on sale March 6 and 7 at Bailey’s General Store, as well as Sunday, March 7 at the Farmer’s Market in its new location at Sanibel City Hall. The drawing takes place immediately following the end of the home tour. You do not have to be present to win.
Zonta also thanks major sponsors U.S. Trust (Bank of America), Dan Hahn Custom Builders and San-Cap Trust with Bob Wigley. Last year, the Peek raised $70,000 to fund programs that empower women with educational, legal and financial support, strategies for risk avoidance, self-esteem building and more. For more information, visit www.zontasancap.com.
The Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva is a service organization of professional women working together to provide hands-on assistance, advocacy and funds to strengthen women’s lives on the islands, in Lee County and around the world through Zonta International.