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Thank you to those involved

By Staff | Dec 3, 2019

To the editor:

The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club thanks the following performers, sponsors and supporters for their generous donations of funds and time provided for the very successful presentation of this year’s Sanibel Blues and Jazz Fest held on Nov. 3.

The wonderful performers who made the day: Matt Schofield, Sean Chambers, The Marty Stokes Band and Johnny Jensen.

The major sponsors for the event are: Bailey’s General Store as host, George and Wendy’s Seafood Grille, Island Insurance Services, and Sanibel-Captiva Community Bank.

Other sponsors include: Doug and Sherry Gentry, Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market, Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Island Taxi, Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille, Sanibel-Captiva Beach Resort, Sanibel Cafe, Over Easy Cafe, John Grey Painting, The Wolter Group, Billy’s Rentals, Barefoot Charley’s Painting, West Wind Inn, Sanibel Catering Company by Bailey’s, Island Sun, Floral Artistry, Mon Reve Lawn Care and Billy’s Bikes.

Many thanks also go to the city of Sanibel and the Breeze Newspapers.

Special thanks are due to the many volunteers who helped with many tasks: Stan Howard, Marty Stokes, Joni Stokes, Sal Dickinson, Mel Suran, Carol Suran, Karen Turner, Sandy Shephard, Vicky Richardson, Dani Howard, Avery Renshaw, Marit Hansen, Rachel Stokes, Joey Garofano, Mike Valdes, Steve Neville, Amy Espisito Brown, Allen Fiske, Mary Morse, Kathy Lear, John LaPadula, Linda Tedeschi, Mark Morse, Allen Dunham, June Brunton, Warren Brunton, Frances Steger, Mark Steger, Michael Macray, John F Jones, Mark O’Brien, Maria O’Brien, Lois Luber, Gary Dilley, Ellen Scrivner, Peter Scrivner, Becky Woodward, Dan Alton, Matt Davis, Christopher Davis, Randy Carson, Stacy Grinnel, Dave Quiesser, Jim Stevens, Billy Kirkland, Jim Burke, Rick Borg, Andrew Ginipro, Andre Arensman, Julie Arensman, Daisy Arensman and Ben Anensman.

Donations from the festival will go to Community Housing and Resources, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge and to the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club’s many activities for kids, especially for the six current college scholarships.

Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club