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ISLAND SUN - OCTOBER 23, 2015
Historical Village Is
Seeking WWII Items
For Christmas Display
The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village
is seeking to borrow WWII memorabilia
for its Christmas display. The theme will
be I’ll Be Home for Christmas, in recognition
of the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII.
The festivities will take place from 3 to 5 p.m .
on Luminary Day, December 4.
The event will highlight what it was like on
Sanibel during Christmas 1945, as well as what
was taking place across the country.
“We want to include as many WWII items
as possible in each display so it will truly be a
memorable experience for all visitors. To do
this, we need the community’s help,” said event
co-chair Gayle Pence.
Pence said the Christmas committee is look-
ing for any and all WWII items and stories, such
as letters, pictures, uniforms, personal stories,
posters, collections, toys of the era (hobby hors-
es were very popular), ladies’ hats and dresses
of the 1940s, electric trains, and music.
The committee would also like items specific
to the Buckingham Army Airfield and Gunnery
The village Christmas event will include carol-
ers from the Sanibel Community Chorus under
the direction of Steve Cramer. Each village build-
ing will incorporate patriotic pieces of the time
in celebration of the theme with live interactive
events. The Rutland House will be lively with
docent Dave Richard at the piano, along with an
individual photo opportunity for guests.
The Sanibel Historical Village opened
for season October 20. Hours are Tuesdays
through Saturdays from 10 a.m . to 4 p.m .
Full guided tours take place at 10:30 a.m . and
1:30 p.m. at no additional charge, depending
on docent availability. The Sanibel Historical
Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS) and
there is handicap access to all buildings. Admission is $10 for
adults (18 and over). Members and children are free. For more
information, call 472-4648 during museum hours or visit www.
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Good nutrition, particularly in the early years of life,
is important for establishing a good foundation
for a child’s future physical and mental health,
academic achievement, and economic productivity.
Unfortunately, food insecurity is an obstacle that threat-
ens that critical foundation.
The FISH Backpack Program strives to assist our
island neighbors with food insecurity and the negative
affects it may produce. This year round program provides
children with weekend food so they can continue to eat
healthy meals when school provided meals are not avail-
able on weekends, holidays or summer months.
This program is offered to children in Grades K to 8
at the Sanibel School as well as Pre-K ages at Children’s
Education Center of the Islands, Sanibel Christian School
and Summit Christian School. Each week, participating
students are given non-perishable, nutritious foods that
are kid-friendly and easy to prepare.
The program, in partnership with Blessings in a
Backpack and partially sponsored by The Sanibel-Captiva
Kiwanis Foundation, is offered at no cost to the partici-
pant. Those who have been approved for free/reduced
lunch through Lee County Schools are automatically eli-
gible to receive the FISH backpack. Students not enrolled
in free/reduced lunch, or students in Pre-K, must qualify
by contacting FISH of SanCap.
For additional information or to see how you may
qualify, call Christine or Jessi at the FISH Walk-In
Center at 472-4775.
John Johnson, branch manager and Sherri Prange,
teller, from Wells Fargo Bank on Sanibel will be
facilitating a budgeting workshop on Wednesday,
November 4 from 6 to 7:30 p.m . at the FISH Walk-In
Center, located at 2430 Periwinkle Way. Admission to
this workshop is complimentary.
Johnson speaks to individuals and groups about
budgeting and money management. Both Johnson and
Prange will discuss ways to evaluate income and develop
a basic budget and methods to manage money more
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