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Sanibel Shell Show unveils event shirts

By Staff | Feb 6, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Joe and Barbara Ann Pitera Timko model the 2020 T-shirts.

The Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club recently revealed its T-shirt for the 2020 Sanibel Shell Festival, set for March 5-7 at The Community House on Sanibel. Designed by club member Joe Timko, his intention was to draw the shells as accurately as possible from specimens in the collection he and his wife have amassed over the 24 years they have visited Sanibel. Timko found the junonia pictured on the shirt on their honeymoon in 1998. The art was done electronically using several different programs. There are men’s and women’s designs in several colors; both are high quality 100 percent cotton. All shirts sell for $15. One hundred percent of the profits from the sales are given out in the form of grants to local marine science-related programs and scholarships at the Marine Science Departments of the University of South Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University.