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Octifest on the Beach a success

By Staff | Apr 18, 2019
SANIBEL SEA SCHOOL Members of the Sanibel Sea School's Board of Trustees, from left, Nik Khakee, Chip Roach, Scott Fischer, Mark Summit, Jody O'Konski, Jodi Rienzo, Dr. Bruce Neill, Evelyn Neill, Dominique Stokes, John Grey and Christine Szymanczyk.
SANIBEL SEA SCHOOL Allie and Daniel Andrews.
SANIBEL SEA SCHOOL Silent auction items on display for guests.
SANIBEL SEA SCHOOL Counselors-in-Training Jacob Lemmon, Peter Basturk, Carson Liebetrau, Jake Raterman and Abby Hendershot volunteered at the event.
SANIBEL SEA SCHOOL Dinner was served under a big top tent next to the bay.

Octifest on the Beach is the Sanibel Sea School’s annual fundraiser, held bayside under a big top tent on the Sanibel Causeway. This year’s event, held on April 13, was a success. More than 250 guests enjoyed a cocktail hour with sunset views, live and silent auctions, a delicious dinner, and stargazing. For the first time ever, the evening also featured a scavenger hunt designed to help participants learn more about the organization’s mission, vision and partnerships. For more about the annual event, visit sanibelseaschool.org or call 239-472-8585.

“We are so grateful for the support of our community members,” Executive Director Dr. Bruce Neill said. “They make it possible for us to provide meaningful ocean experiences for so many children who would not have that opportunity otherwise.”