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Bank again sponsors Taste of the Islands

By Staff | Jul 27, 2012

PHOTO PROVIDED CROW Taste of the Islands chair Melissa Congress and Bank of the Islands vice president and office manager Rob Lisenbee hold the logo for this year’s event. With them (from left) are bank staff Eric Russell, Holly Quick, Betsy Heizman, and Heather Harrison.

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) announced that Bank of the Islands/Edison National Bank will again be the presenting sponsor for the Taste of the Islands on Nov. 11.

This is the third year in a row that the bank has led the sponsorship of this major fundraising event for CROW.

Rob Lisenbee, vice president and office manager of the Bank of the Islands on Sanibel said, “The Officers and Staff of Bank of the Islands/Edison National Bank are pleased and excited to be the

presenting sponsor again this year of CROWs Taste of the Islands. We have enjoyed partnering and participating in the Taste of the Islands for the past 13 years. We encourage everyone to be involved with this worthwhile event.”

Over the years, the bank’s support has been both important and creative for the Taste. Among the many helpful elements was providing RV trailers to secure and count the money for the event when it was held at Algiers Park. Since that time, the bank developed the idea of “CROW bucks,” the currency now used at the Taste. Additionally, the bank arranges for the printing and accounting of that currency.

Taste of the Islands is a critical part of CROW’s fundraising each year to pursue its mission of saving wildlife through compassion, care and education. It also is a much anticipated event of great food,

wonderful music and good fun running from noon to 5 p.m. at the Sanibel Community Park.