provided to The Santiva Chronicle
The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife has announced the first ‘CROW CRAWL’ for the 40th Taste of the Islands event.
Each participating restaurant will be offering their “Taste” items to showcase their cuisine throughout the month of November. A portion of the proceeds from those designated food and beverage “Tastes” sold will be donated to CROW. The first ‘CROW CRAWL’ will be from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 and featuring a handful of participating restaurants on Captiva including RC Otter’s Island Eats, Sunshine Seafood Café, The Green Flash, Sunset Grill, Doc Ford’s – Captiva, Lazy Flamingo, Keylime Bistro, and Cantina Captiva.
Every Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., a ‘CROW CRAWL’ will feature restaurants in different areas of the islands for hungry patrons to visit. CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be in the CROW tent in front of one of the restaurants, with Taste of the Islands sponsors featured outside other restaurants in the region. Although each restaurant is featured on one Saturday, diners can visit all the restaurants and order their menu items at any time in November.
In lieu of an admission to the event, participants can purchase a “Taste Passport” with a listing and map of participating restaurants. Each restaurant will stamp the passport so patrons can track their progress. Only passport holders will be eligible to vote for their favorite restaurant to win the coveted ‘People’s Choice Award’ sponsored by Rosier Insurance and be entered into a drawing for fabulous prizes including vacation stays and gift certificates. Passports will be available for purchase at CROW, all Bank of the Islands/Edison National Bank locations, Bailey’s General Store, Huxter’s Market & Deli, or online at tasteoftheislands.org for pick up at “Will Calls”.
Bank of the Islands/Edison National Bank has returned as the Presenting Sponsor. This is the 12th year in a row that the bank has led the sponsorship for CROW’s signature fundraiser.
Event sponsors also include Waterman Broadcasting (ABC7/NBC2) as Lead Media Sponsor, The Silverman Organization and VCA Sanibel Animal Hospital as Executive Chef Sponsors, Waste Management as Sous Chef Sponsors, and Island Sun & River Weekly Newspapers, The Sanibel Islander/Island Reporter, and Santiva Chronicle as Supporting Media Sponsors. For more information, visit tasteoftheislands.org.
About Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)
Established in 1968, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is a teaching hospital saving the sick, injured and orphaned native and migratory wildlife of Southwest Florida and beyond. Through state-of-the-art veterinary care, public education programs and an engaging visitor center, CROW works to improve the health of the environment, humans and our animals through wildlife medicine. For more information, or to plan your visit, go to www.crowclinic.org. If you find an animal that is in need of help, call (239) 472-3644 ext. #222.