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VOL. 23, NO. 32
SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA
JANUARY 29, 2016
Sanibel & Captiva Islands
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Win A Trip To The Big Easy
At CHR Mardi Gras Night
Take a stroll down Sanibel CHR’s Bourbon Street for a chance to win a trip to
the real thing – a trip for two to The Big Easy.
CHR’s 4th annual fundraiser for Sanibel’s Community Housing and Resources
will be held on Saturday, February 6 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m . at The Dunes Golf &
Tennis Club, with the support of over 60 businesses.
Music, traditional New Orleans fare, an open bar and the first-ever Swim for the
Beads relay are highlights of the evening. Attendees will cheer on the teams of island
celebrities Les Boyle, Craig Albert and Steve Greenstein.
Guests may purchase Bourbon Bucks to exchange for colored beads and raffle tick-
ets to support the swim relay team of their choice. The team that wins the swim relay
will select the first raffle tickets of the night, giving supporters the best shot at winning
a number of prizes. At the end of the night, all remaining tickets will be pooled and a
grand prize winner will be selected to win a trip for two to New Orleans with airfare,
three-night stay in the French Quarter, and complimentary access to local dining and
Every patron buying beads in support of any or all of the teams will have a chance
to win prizes from island businesses including Lily & Co. Jewelers, Sanibel Sea School,
The Jacaranda, Sanibel Day Spa, Sanibel Service Center, Traders Cafe, Sanibel
Sunglass Company, Blue Giraffe Restaurant and Cargo Trading Company. A private
airplane charter over the island is one of the prizes.
Sponsors include Zurbriggen Financial, Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille and Sanibel
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Fashion Show Is
Set For February 8
Noah’s Ark volunteers are hard at
work preparing for the annual
fashion show, Sea Me Now, to
be held at 2 p.m . Monday, February 8
in the sanctuary of St. Michael and All
Angels Episcopal Church. The show will
feature women’s fashions currently on
sale at the popular island thrift shop.
Event organizer Gari Lewis says Ark
staffers and members of the Women of St.
Michael’s will model casual wear as well as
more dressy items, “basically anything on
sale that they love.” She says that nautical-
themed styles are especially plentiful.
The show, which has free admission,
will include raffle giveaways of new, donat-
ed items and music by Sanibel pianist
Scott McDonald. Longtime Ark shoppers
attend the event dressed in outfits that
they have purchased there.
“The show is our way of thanking
those who support the Ark,” Lewis said.
During the show, the Women of St.
Michael’s will present a check to Nola
Theiss, executive director of Human
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Gari Lewis and Pat Jones model nautical-
themed clothing for the Noah’s Ark Sea Me
Now fashion show that will take place at 2
p.m. on February 8 at St. Michael and All
Potluck Fiesta On Captiva
The Captiva Civic Association’s seasonal potluck supper will have a Latin flavor
– both figuratively and literally.
It is labeled a Mexican Fiesta and the CCA is asking everyone to bring a
Mexican-inspired side dish, salad or casserole on Saturday, January 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.
at the Captiva Civic Center, located at 11550 Chapin Lane.
The CCA will provide a main dish of mojo pork loin, dessert, sangria and the traditonal
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Captiva Civic Association members gather around the buffet table at a potluck supper
Super Bowl Bash
For All Families
And All Ages
On Super Bowl Sunday, February
7, Sanibel Community Church
Student Ministries Program H2O
is hosting a Super Bowl Pre-Game Bash
at The Sanibel School athletic fields. The
event goes from 2:30 to 5:15 p.m . and
includes a free lunch of hot dogs and
burgers, a punt, pass and kick competi-
tion and a two-hand touch football game
for all ages and skill levels, as well as the
main event, a students vs. adults game
for the Golden Football.
This event is free and is open to all
ages. Younger children will have their own
opportunity to play activities and games
for their age level as well.
“Last year, the teens were victorious
and won the rights to the Golden Football
for the next year. This year, the youth
leaders, along with other adults, are ready
to claim their title as champions again,”
said Kevin Schafer, youth pastor. “We
have the wraps, ice and heat packs ready
for this year’s game... we are confident
that the adults can win it this year after
last year’s loss.” He added, “We hope a
lot of families can join us for this fun event
– a nd adults too.”
Students who would like more informa-
tion about the Sanibel Community Church
Student Ministries may contact Schafer
at 472-2684. Grades six to eight meet
every Wednesday in the youth center
from 5 to 7 p.m. High school teens meet
Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m .
Sanibel Community Church is located
at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerry’s
Participants in the 2015 SCC Super Bowl Bash
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