Historical Village Benefits From Sales of Frozen Custard

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

SHMV Executive Director Emilie Alfino with The Shack Owner Lynn Hoops.

The Shack Frozen Custard recently delivered to the Sanibel Historical Village a check as part of its 12 Days of Giving program over the holidays. The Shack chose 12 local nonprofits and dedicated one day each to donate a percentage of their sales.

“We’re happy The Shack chose the Historical Village as one of the beneficiaries of owner Lynn Hoops’ kindness,” said Emilie Alfino, executive director of the Sanibel Historical Village. “We talked it up and got a lot of our volunteers and staff members to treat themselves to some frozen custard and help the Village at the same time. It was a very happy partnership, and we hope to be included next year as well.”

The Shack is also sponsoring the Historical Village’s gala fundraiser on Feb. 22 with a platinum-level in-kind donation. Tickets are still available for the gala for $125 per person. It will be a premiere showing of a specially commissioned documentary about the history of the lighthouse and of Sanibel. For information, call Alfino at (239) 472-4648 or (239) 357-1644.

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In accordance with the city of Sanibel’s regulations, masks are required inside the buildings at this time. Full guided tours will resume in January after a hiatus due to COVID. They will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and advance reservations are not required. There is no additional fee for these tours.

The Sanibel Historical Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS) and there is handicap access. Admission is $10 for adults older than 18. Members and children are free. The village has handicap access to all but one building, the tiny Post Office. For more information, call (239) 472-4648 during museum hours or visit the museum’s website.

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