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The Sanibel School to celebrate 100th year

By Staff | Apr 26, 2010

The Sanibel School will celebrate its 100th year on the island with a birthday party at The Mucky Duck on Captiva on Sunday, June 6.

The fundraiser will benefit the Sanibel School Fund, a non-profit organization that raises money to pay for programs such as foreign-language instruction and technology enhancements. Fundraising by parents and friends to pay for these programs earned The Sanibel School the National Blue Ribbon designation from the U.S. Department of Education.

Victor Mayeron, the owner of The Mucky Duck, is hosting the event.

“I’ve had children graduate from the Sanibel School and it’s been an integral part of our island community,” Mayeron said.

Mayeron purchased an electric car that the Sanibel School Fund recently auctioned at its annual car fundraiser. Joanne Ciancio of Lakewood, N.J. won and chose to accept the $7,500 cash option instead of the car.

“I’ve had my eye on that red electric car, and buying it helps the school,” Mayeron added.

“Victor and the staff at The Mucky Duck have always been big supporters of the public school,” explained Craig Holston, president of the Sanibel School Fund. “We’re thrilled to have a party at the world-famous beachfront restaurant.”

The celebration will start at noon and will last until 4 p.m..Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children.The price includes all-you-can-eat barbecue and music. YOLO Watersports will provide beach activities.

For sponsorship and other information, contact Debra Hobbs at 239-565-0549.