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Tickets still available for Matlacha Bridge Reef Project dinner celebration

February 5, 2013
MEGHAN McCOY ( , Pine Island Eagle

Tickets are still available for a special celebration for the success of the Matlacha Bridge Reef Project at the Tarpon Point next month.

Fund-raising efforts are also still in the works to repay an angel who lent the organization money to pay for the second barge load.

That event will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the Tarpon Lodge. The cocktail hour, which starts at 6 p.m., is a cash bar. A four course meal will be served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $100 per person, which includes dinner and one raffle ticket and $175 per couple, which includes dinner for two and two raffle tickets.

The raffle ticket items, which amounts to nearly $10,000 in price, includes vacation getaways, framed original photos of the old Matlacha Bridge, framed artwork and various raffle baskets.

In addition, Tina Bush, a member of the Matlacha Bridge Reef Project, said each individual who attend the dinner will receive a keepsake of the old bridge.

Those interested in attending are encouraged to call 239-244-4434 or email

Fact Box

If You Go:

What: Matlacha Bridge Reef Project Celebration

When: Wednesday, Feb. 6, cocktail hour 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m.

Where: Tarpon Lodge, 13771 Waterfront Drive

Tickets: $100 per person, includes raffle and dinner or $175 per couple, includes dinner for two and two raffle tickets

Purchase tickets: 239-244-4434 or email matlachabridgereefproject

Bush said there are a limited number of tickets available for the event.



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