To the Editor:
Our second annual 2012 Raffle/Auction was another successful event for the GPI Lions Club. Thank you to everyone who helped in anyway - there are many of you and I don't want to leave anyone out.
We especially want to thank those who donated food for the buffet, everything was delicious and there were raves about each morsel.
Those who donated items for the auction: Florida Tarpons Arena Football for free tickets for every ticket holder; Ray's Baseball; Florida Everblades; Easy Rider Charters Capt. Dick May; Porta Bella Restaurant; Burnt Store Marina; Pieces of 8 Pirate Ship Cruise, Fort Myers Beach; Dr. Watson; Little Lilly's Deli; Lazy Flamingo; Christmas Tree Skirt; Miracle Baseball for Suite for 10 and 4 box seat tickets; Disney for 4 park hopper passes; Greenwells Fun Park; St. James Auto; Oleander; Bob Evans Restaurant; Waterfront; Dominoes'; Old Time Pottery; Angles Hair; Island Visions; 7 Seas Bait & Tackle; Frills Gallery; Great Licks Ice Cream; Linda Shultz, Cigar Box Purses; Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre; Carl's Service; King Fisher; Timothy McTeague; PineBay Gallery; TIB Bank; R.L. Caperson hand tooled wooden bowl; Barbara B. Mann; Trader's Hitching Post; Harborside Hair Salon; Matlacha Menagerie; Alden Pines Country Club; Keepsakes; Harborside Gallery and Gift Consignment (numerous items); Charme Canal Designs; St. Louis Cardinals home game tickets; Raymond E. Wood children's book "Stubby's Quest;" Cracker Caf; Tarpon Lodge; St. James Auto; Beach House Lodge; Wild Fly; Center Bait and Tackle; Four Winds Marina; Mulletville Waterside; Tropic Star Cruises; Kingfisher Fleet, Punta Gorda; Pine Island Pest Control; Dancin' Geek to Geek computer onsite service; Pincher's Crab Shack; John Michael's Fine Jewelry; Breast Fest Gift Basket; Relax and Bathe Basket; Mango Tango for 7 very fine plants and trees; Center for Attention Day Spa; Dairy Queen; photos from local artist Andre Mule; Alaska Books donated at the event went for $5 each autographed by writer (former resident Rosemarie Lusk); and those who donated time to help us get the Civic Center ready putting up tables, decorating the tables and sticking around to help clean afterwards. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Get ready for next year. We will return. We are planning 2013 Raffle/Auction to be held around the same date next year. Keep Feb. 17, 2013 on your calendar to be confirmed as soon as we have the date set. Sunday afternoon 2-6 seems to work.
And thank you Meghan McCoy for being a great editor for our Pine Island Eagle. You are doing a terrific job on our island.
We need members. We are in danger of losing our charter (and have been for at least 3 years). We need your help. Come get involved with your community join the lions.
Mary Von Burg
GPI Lions President