To the editor:
The second annual Afternoon Delights Wine & Beer Tasting held at Alden Pines Country Club and sponsored by the Matlacha Hookers was a major success in raising funds for Pine Island's Beacon of H.O.P.E.'s senior programs. The event included an afternoon of wine and beer tasting complete with tempting appetizers and live steel drum music. The lively event was the talk of the island!
First, heartfelt thanks is extended to our major sponsors which included Alden Pines Country Club, DFV Wines, Anheuser-Busch, Publix at Coral Shores, Island Floors & Interiors, Cupcake Express, AD Print Craft Printing, and artist Mel Meo. The event could not have happened without these fine people and their open hearts and giving attitudes!
Second, special appreciation is extended to every Matlacha Hooker who contributed to the success of the event, to our brother organization the Matlacha Mariners for providing the "muscle" and "serving" and to the Beacon of H.O.P.E. board members for their support and bottles of wine!
Thank you also to our donors that contributed to the success of the event including (but not limited to): Spa 33, J-Kat Inc., Norman Love Confections, Sandy Hook, Cheryl Lamm - artist, Charme Canal Designs, Florida Paddle Sports, JJ Taylor, Fedora-Pittsburg Company, Mark Loren Designs, Winn-Dixie, Little Lilly's Deli, Bratta Ristorante, C.W. Fudge Factory, Castaways Realty, Pine Island Tackle Shop, Monroe Canal Marina, Captain Terry Pitz, Waterman Broadcasting, Kathi Smith - artist, Miceli's Restaurant, Rib City, Spada Salon & Day Spa, Walmart, Dollar Tree, Matlacha Bridge Reef Project, Earth & Spirit Garden Gal-lery, Bianca's Ristorante, Heron Glen Country Club, and Dr. Watsons.
In addition, recognition and thanks to the fabulous Matlacha Hooker 2014 Afternoon Delights Committee who worked diligently over a six month period to make this event happen! You are a fantastic group of ladies and much loved and respected! With the success of this year's eventwe are certain that this will become an annual island tradition!
With thanks to all as we strive to make a positive difference in our community,
Barbara Jameson & Tina Bush, co-chairs
2014 Afternoon Delights Committee