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Historical Village thanks volunteers with appreciation luncheon

By Staff | Apr 17, 2018

PHOTO PROVIDED Terry Jacob and Lois Codair, two of the event’s organizers.

More than 70 volunteers attended a luncheon held by the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village on April 16 at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club to thank them for all that they do to help the museum.

“The village could not function without our family of volunteers,” Executive Director Emilie Alfino, said. “They are highly skilled and informed about the island’s history, and they get scores of compliments from our guests. We are very lucky to have such wonderful people involved in our village.”

Volunteers celebrating anniversaries were recognized, as were new volunteers.

– New volunteers: Mary Bondurant, Ginny Darby, Annette Hendrick, Kay McDonald, Jaye Nagle, Susan Nickson, Barbara Renneke, Jeanne Shumway, Bart Smith, Rachel Stewart, Frankie Tozzi and Keith Trowbridge

– Five years of service: Mike DiCorpo, Martha Dilger, Carol Gertsen, Clivie Goodwin, Sally Kennedy, Edina Lessack, Patty Moore, Donna Oberhill, Ellen O’Neill, Kathy Price and Nancy Siegel

PHOTO PROVIDED Volunteer and Board Member Gayle Pence celebrated her 15th museum anniversary.

– Ten years of service: Judy Addison, Dorothy Donaldson, Sally Duffy, Nanette Laurion, Kitty Moore and Blair Wyatt

– Fifteen years of service: Gayle Pence

A committee of volunteers planned the luncheon, including chair Terry Jacob and Lois Codair.

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. In May, it will switch to its summer hours, which are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Admission is $10 for ages 18 and older; youth and members are free.

Free docent-guided tours are at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., based upon docent availability.

For information, call 239-472-4648 or visit online at www.sanibelmuseum.org.

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is at 950 Dunlop Road.