The Third Annual Shell Enthusiasts Holiday Party will be held at the Sanibel Community House on at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Sanibel Community House.

Members of the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club, volunteers and staff from The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, and the Sanibel Community Association shell crafters, shell sorters and staff will have a joint holiday that gives everyone who is involved in the different aspects of “shell volunteering” an opportunity to get together and become better acquainted.

There will be a potluck lunch. The beverages and tables service (plates, napkins, cups, and silverware) will be provided by “shell angels.” Bring one dish to share per individual attending and bring your own serving pieces. 

There will be a “White Elephant Gift Exchange,” also known as a “Yankee Swap.” Each person who wants to participate should bring a wrapped white elephant gift. Seashell-related items are always desirable. If you can’t find a “white elephant” and choose to purchase something for the gift exchange, a price limit of $10 or under is suggested.

Please RSVP to Joyce Matthys at (503) 871-1082 or joycematthys1@gmail.com before Dec. 2 for planning purposes. The party has been very successful last two years, especially the food and the fun of the Yankee Gift Exchange.