To the editor:
The Matlacha Hookers would like to thank everyone who contributed to Afternoon Delights fund-raiser to benefit The Beacon of H.O.P.E.'s senior programs.
A special thank you to Mel Meo for designing our brochure and donating her original art work to be auctioned the day of our event as well as making aprons, towels and napkins with her design for our auctions.
Many thanks to our sponsors: Calusa Ridge, Island Floors & Interiors, Winn-Dixie, Cupcake Express, Rob Kiernan of DFV Wines, Publix at Burnt Store Rd., and Sweet Expressions. Our local donors are so appreciated: Sandy Hook Restaurant, Misto Italian Bar & Grill, Paradise Paddling in St James City, Spa 33, Matlacha Menagerie, Pro Files, Shoe Gallery, Artist Cheryl Lamm, Internet Store, Total Wine & More, Ad Print, Designs by Genie, Charme Canal Designs, Andy's Seafood, Le Chocolatier, One-Of-A-Kind, Irresistible Confections, Island Visions, European Bakery and Woody's Waterside Grill.
Artists Pat Cole, Dot Mahan and Meo were so kind to handpaint the wine glasses that were offered in our auction baskets. A thank you to author Mary Kay Stevens.
We would also like to thank The Matlacha Mariners for helping with our set up and take down, plus being our gracious wine tasting pourers throughout the afternoon.
Thanks to our committee of Matlacha Hookers whose individual talents, ideas and diligence enabled this event to run efficiently and smoothly.
Many of the wines at the tasting can be purchased at our island Winn-Dixie, such as HandCraft and Sequin brands.
The Matlacha Hookers are dedicated to "... making a positive difference in our community" which could not be accomplished without our sponsors, donors and attendees ... another big thank you! Please visit us at www.matlachahookers.org for more information on our organization.
Arlene Stornello, event co-chair
DJ Ruscik, Madam President