Joel Goodman, left, Eric Pfeifer, Connie Walters attend SCCF’s Beer in the Bushes festival. Photo provided
Joel Goodman, left, Eric Pfeifer, Connie Walters attend SCCF’s Beer in the Bushes festival. Photo provided

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) held its 7th annual Beer in the Bushes festival on March 31, 2018. Guests were treated to taste donated craft beer imports, dinner, live music, dancing, and other surprises. Participants dressed in “Soul Train” attire of the 70s era. Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of REALTORS® (SCIAR) members Connie Walters, Anna Turner, Eric Pfeifer, and Joel Goodman were some of the Realtors® pictured enjoying the festivities.

Along with supporting and attending Beer in the Bushes the Association of Realtors® has its own “End of Season” Party and Water Quality Auction in May to benefit the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation with all proceeds going towards water quality efforts such as the Marine Lab’s RECON Network, and policy advocacy work on water quality and restoration. If you would like to donate items to this Water Quality auction to aid SCCF, you may drop off any donations to the Association of Realtors® office or contact your local Realtor®. The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of REALTORS® proudly supports this effort.

SanCap Cares held their 18th Annual Island Celebration April 8 which raised money to support pediatric mental and behavioral health programs being spearheaded by Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Realtors® on the SanCap Cares committee are: Valerie Tutor, co-chair; Kasey Albright, Melissa Rice, and Amy Wainwright. Realtor® guests at the event included Jim Hall, Ted Benjamin, and Mary Lou Bailey.

The Association is also running a food drive for FISH. Throughout the next couple weeks we will be collecting non-perishable items to help fill the food pantry at FISH. If you have left over non-perishables from your winter stay or would like to donate any items please let your local Realtor® or Vacation Rental Company know or drop it off at the Association office at 2353 Periwinkle Way, Ste. 201 directly behind the Wind’s Beach Shop above Finnimore’s Bike Rentals. Look for updates on other upcoming community projects.