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Greater Pine Island Lions' 8th Annual Raffle/Auction a huge success

April 4, 2018
Pine Island Eagle

(At Fishers of Men Lutheran Church in St. James City - Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018)

To the editor:

Thanks to all who sold tickets, bought tickets and attended the event. We had lots of donations from all around us here in Southwest Florida and some of you attending got some really great deals. Hope you are enjoying the things you bought and honor us next year - come back for more!

When Irma came through, Sun Shrimp had lots of damage and we weren't sure we would be getting the usual donation from them but they did provide us with shrimp and even had one of the workers show both Gary and I how to behead and clean them. Lion Kendall Nuggar provided crab cakes (using Capt. Dick May recipe that appeared in a recent copy of the Eagle) and they too were delicious and went fast. Kendall made a trip to her house to bring more. Chicken wings were enjoyed by everyone. Desserts were provided by Lion Mary Jean Schimmel, Lion Mary Von Burg and Winn-Dixie provided 3 pies when we learned that the pie provider was not going to be there. Lion Bonnie Ruling made delicious potato salad. We are glad everyone had a good time and we will know to plan for more food next time.

Donations were received from Matlacha: Island Seafood, 4-Seas, Pampered Pup, Old Fish House, Bert's Bar, Wildly Charters, Managerial, Blue Dog Cert. Fort Myers, Sun Splash, Head Pine/Borland passes, Miracle Baseball Basket including 4 box seats, 1 spinner, "Miracle Cap," two decals, two official magazines and one mug. Tarpon Lodge (one night), Danny Yates Landscaping certificate, Beach Party Bag including blanket with sand spikes to hold the blanket down when the wind blows, folds into the red and white bag for carrying, also included coolie, water bottle, head phones, sunglasses donated by 4-imprint and Napa Pine Island Auto Care full service oil change. Pine Island Pest Control certificate to pay on current bill or for new service. Domino's Pizza donated several certificates for various food. Jug Creek Gone Fishing Bait Bucket including Baby Bubbles portable air pump with batteries, Berkley Sun Glasses, bait, bobbers, hooks, split-shot sinkers, Jug Creek Cap. Waymart donated a rod & reel with various lures. Four tickets to Pincher Crab Shack, two shirts "Feed our Vets Flag" and Yellowstone (Indian on Horse), both large. Vintage picnic basket was donated and filled with two wines (red & white) from Dr. Watson, two wine glasses, candles and crystal candle holders were added. Tropical Hair Gallery, P.I. Center donated cut, shampoo and style. Captain Cons, Bokeelia, donated two fisherman specials. Key West Express donated round trip ticket for two to Key West. Four Winds Marina, Bokeelia, donated a bag of goodies, Schooling Around Coasta Shirt, Cool Crown Cap, Kid & Either Croakie. S Shirt, Bokeelia - Pine Island, Buff Multi Functional Headgear, Line Clipper & Publix donated Shock Wave Pro Combo Rod, Reel & Tackle kit. 'Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa three-day, two-night stay. Alden Pines donated 18 holes of golf, cart for 2. 4Imprint donated extra balls, cool towel, two water bottles, lunch box and umbrella. Donna Martin and Sue Esslinger donated Marilyn Monroe Melot and high heel slipper (for the wine to set in). A picture of Marilyn in her famous "white dress" was included along with two wine glasses and two SW FL Symphony tickets. Marriot (one night). Hiking & Biking Arizona Assoc. of Aging Bag, drinking cup, jacket, blanket, note book, American flag and two Sun Splash tickets were included. Ragged Ass Saloon certificate $20. 1 Man 1 Woman Shirts L $20 4-imprint Beach Bag with Men's Keep Cool Shirt, Fanny Pack 4-imprint. Center of Attention Day SPA certificate $25. Danny Yates certificates $100. Leeds Brief Case, Flag 4-imprint. Waterfront Women's large shirt, coolie and Waterfront food certificate. Greenwell's Fun Park Pass. Barbara B Mann certificate, Lazy Flamingo pitcher of beer each month for 1 year.

Silent Auction: Lots of swell gifts - Hurricane Hideout certificate, Ragged Ass food certificate, Chuck's Oil certificate 2, Tropic Breeze Fun Park (two miniature golf, two lazer tag), gift certificate jewelry or home party at your house or Kendall Nygard's Receive Hostess Gifts also. Nappa Oil Change. Beach House Lodge Bokeelia two nights.

Hope you had fun with this also! Forgive me if I left out anyone.

Thanks again for supporting your Greater Pine Island Lions Club - Saving the Vision on Pine Island with your help! Elderly residents who cannot afford eye care contact us at 239-283-9761 and see what we can do for you. Mothers and fathers who cannot afford to pay for eye exams or glasses for your children, also call us. We have help for most people. Same number.

See you next year at our 9th Annual Raffle/Auction, Sunday Feb. 17, 2019. Tickets will remain $50 each; menu the same as this year (just more of it), prizes the same $500, $100 and $100. We need your help! Without members we cannot remain an active club!

Mary VonBurg

President Pine Island Lions Club



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