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Captiva Trolley Crawl to benefit CHR

By Staff | Dec 17, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED Community Housing and Resources will host the third event celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Captiva Crawl, on Jan. 10 and tickets are currently on sale.

Tickets are now on sale for the next event in a series of activities designed to celebrate Community Housing and Resources’ 40th anniversary and to help raise funds for the island organization.

CHR will host the Captiva Trolley Crawl on Jan. 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. The third event out of four scheduled as part of its year-long anniversary festivities, the evening will feature trolley transportation between three Captiva locations, where attendees will enjoy complimentary appetizers and more.

“1979 was our birth, so to speak,” Executive Director Melissa Rice said. “So, we thought it should be four events for 40 years, and we’re keeping them at $40 to keep them in line with the 40th theme.”

CHR was formed to address the growing need for affordable housing in the Sanibel community. Presently, it owns 88 housing units throughout Sanibel, including 74 rental properties – one of which is a 12-unit complex designated for senior residents – and 14 limited equity ownership homes.

It provides housing for families and individuals who work on and who serve the islands.

For the Captiva Trolley Crawl, attendees will start off at the Lazy Flamingo near Blind Pass, where appetizers will be available. Donated by Adventures in Paradise, two trolleys then will transport them to the ‘Tween Waters Island Resort and The Mucky Duck, where they will enjoy hosted receptions.

A cash bar will be available at each venue.

“The trolleys will rotate around,” she said. “They can stay, enjoy the sunset, have dinner.”

Rice noted that each trolley will have a tour guide providing history about Captiva.

“To make it more interesting,” she said.

“The stretch of land from the Lazy Flamingo in Santiva up to The Mucky Duck in Captiva is breathtaking. As an added bonus, there will be a full moon that night so the views over the Gulf of Mexico should be amazing,” Rice added. “This will be a one-of-a-kind magical evening.”

Along the way, attendees will learn about CHR and what the organization does.

“It’s a fun fundraiser and an opportunity to talk to people about what CHR is about,” she said.

Tickets are $40 per person, with only 80 available.

“We just opened it up on the Web site for sales,” Rice said.

The community is encouraged to secure their tickets for the unique evening.

“It’s a way to enjoy Captiva and experience Captiva without having to worry about where you’re going to park and what you’re going to do,” she said. “So we take the guesswork out of it for you.”

“All while supporting CHR and affordable housing,” Rice added.

For more information or tickets, visit sanibelchr.org or contact 239-472-1189. People also can stop by CHR at 2401 Library Way, Sanibel, to purchase them or email info@sanibelchr.org for more details.