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Coffee Bar makes donation to fireworks ‘Friends’

By Staff | Jun 29, 2011

Pictured here are Coffee Bar @ Bailey’s team members Jeret Foshee, left, and Quinton Foshee.

Earlier this week, the Coffee Bar @ Bailey’s contributed a check for $250 to the “Friends of 4th of July Fireworks.” After seeing requests in last week’s newspaper for further funding, and speaking to others involved, the Coffee Bar wanted to make a donation to the fund. The event, which takes place next week, will be a major draw for tourists and islanders.

The Independence Day fireworks display, which begin at dusk, will be launched from the foot of Bailey’s Road on the bay side and is sure to draw an even bigger crowd than the thousands that attended last year’s show.

“It wouldn’t be the Fourth of July without fireworks,” said Coffee Bar manager Quinton Foshee.

This is the second year the Coffee Bar @ Bailey’s has been open for the Fourth of July, and the second year featuring the Red, White and Berry smoothie to celebrate the holiday.

This is also the second year Sharon and Judy Michie have headed up the “Friends” campaign after the fireworks were cut from the city budget in 2009.

To make a donation, send an e-mail to friendsofjuly4fireworks@gmail.com.

The Coffee Bar @ Bailey’s is located at 2477 Periwinkle Way, inside of Bailey’s General Store on Sanibel. It is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. For more information, visit www.sanibelcoffeebar.com.