Congress Jewelers Sponsoring Historical Village Gala

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Congress 1-Historical Village Board Member Gail Garlinghouse with Scot and Melissa Congress

The Sanibel Historical Village has recently announced that Congress Jewelers will be a Gold sponsor of its Historical Village Gala. The theme of the gala is “It Takes a Village,” and it will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way.

The gala will include a buffet dinner and dancing. Tickets to the gala are $135 per person and can be purchased by calling (239) 472-4648.

“Melissa and I feel so honored to be part of this special community. The Historical Museum does such a wonderful job preserving our unique history,” Scot Congress said. “We look forward to celebrating another successful year at the upcoming event!”

So far, this year’s business sponsors also include: The Island Sun, TOTI Media Inc., Bank of the Islands, Breeze Newspapers (Islander, Island Reporter, Captiva Current), Island Yacht Sales, Congress Jewelers, The Grog Shop, Kingfisher Real Estate Inc., VIP Realty, Karen Bell & The Bell Team, Times of the Islands, John Grey Painting & Renovations, Congress Jewelers, Sanibel Captiva Trust Co., and Captiva Cruises.

Individual sponsors include: Wayne & Linda Boyd, Bill & Gail Bachman, Roland & Gail Garlinghouse, Neal & Sherry Halleran, Ed & Annette Hendrick, Pete & Jan Halliday, Bill & Stephanie Rahe, Karen & Bill Sartoris, and Alex Werner & Karen Storjohann. The LAT Foundation is also a sponsor of the event.

The Sanibel Historical Village is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Full guided tours take place at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at no additional charge, depending on docent availability. The village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS) and there is handicap access to the buildings. Admission is $10 for adults over 18. Members and children are free. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.sanibelmuseum.org or call (239) 472-4648.

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