provided to The Santiva Chronicle
As already announced, the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva will not be holding its annual home tour, “Peek at the Unique,” this year due to COVID concerns. Instead, the club announces “Peek Repurposed” for this year only.
Rather than a guided tour on luxury buses, this event is largely virtual. It begins March 1 with an online auction of over 30 re-imagined furniture items and new art works donated by local artists: the complete digital catalog, with starting bids from $50 to $500, will be available beginning February 15 at ZontaSanCap.org/Peek. The auction will run March 1-10: bid and pay for your purchases online (like eBay) and pick up the items at the Sanibel Community House on Saturday, March 13.
Also on that day, March 13, Zonta is hosting the first-ever Jewelry and Antiques Appraisals at the new Blue Giraffe, Sanibel Island Golf Club. For a donation of $100, receive an in-person, 15-minute session with either a gem/jewelry expert from Sanibel’s Congress Jewelers or a professional antiques expert who was on tour for six years with Antiques Roadshow. Appraisals, for up to three items, will be informal, i.e. not certified. Social distancing and masking will be observed. Visit Eventbrite.com to book your session, or go directly to bit.ly/ZontaPeek.
All proceeds will be awarded in grants to organizations whose mission of empowerment mirrors Zonta’s own. Since 2002, the “Peek” home tour each March has seen increased proceeds every year, allowing Zonta to distribute over $1 million in grants to local organizations, and Zonta recently awarded, through its foundation, $82,500 in grants to Lee County non-profits. The club is seeking the enthusiastic support of the Southwest Florida community to repeat this achievement.
For information on Zonta, “Peek Repurposed,” or to donate, visit www.ZontaSanCap.org. Follow Zonta Sanibel-Captiva on Facebook and “like” Zonta Sanibel-Captiva (@zontasancap) on Instagram.