provided to The Santiva Chronicle
Laura Lawler is the fourth and final weekly winner in Bank of the Islands’ month-long “Celebrate Our Islands!” promotion for all the bank’s island neighbors and customers. Laura correctly answered one of the daily Week 4 trivia questions, placing her name in the drawing. The daily trivia contests – celebrating all the things that make our barrier island community so special – has featured four weekly drawings and a soon to be announced grand prize drawing at the end of July.
Laura has received the newly released 2023-2024 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. Commonly known as the Duck Stamp, these beautiful collectibles help protected areas such as Sanibel’s J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge as they conserve wetland habitats for waterfowl and other wildlife species. Anyone wishing to support this work can buy the new Duck Stamp at the Refuge’s gift shop.
“We’re so happy for Laura and eager to announce the Grand Prize winner ,” said Bank of the Islands President Robbie Roepstorff. “Thanks to all our customers and neighbors for joining in the fun over throughout the month of July!”
The soon to be announced Grand Prize winner will receive a two-night stay for two in one of the famed gulf front cottages at Captiva’s ‘Tween Waters Inn including a dinner for two at its 5-star Old Captiva House.
The Bank of the Islands’ offices, including ATM operations, have both reopened after the hurricane. The Captiva office, located next to the Captiva Post Office at 14812 Captiva Drive, is open from 9am-2pm Monday-Friday, with a half-hour lunch closure at noon. The Bank’s Sanibel office is offering banking services from 9am-4pm Monday-Friday out of its temporary on-site operation on premise at 1699 Periwinkle Way at Casa Ybel Road. In addition, the Edison National Bank offices in Fort Myers at 13000 S. Cleveland Avenue and the River District office at 2105 First Street will continue to welcome all of the Bank’s island customers. The bank’s meeting spaces are also being offered to the islands’ non-profit organizations and houses of worship.
As the oldest locally owned and managed community bank on Sanibel and Captiva, Bank of the Islands is proud to be the winner of more than 50 “Best of the Islands” awards over two decades.