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CECI to hold Pigs in Paradise fundraiser

October 11, 2017
By ASHLEY GOODMAN ( , Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

To help fund its scholarship program, the Children's Center of the Islands will hold its third annual Pigs in Paradise fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 14, from 5 to 8 p.m.

"No child has a reason to not be able to come to preschool," said Cindy DeCosta, director of the Children's Education Center of the Islands.

Advanced tickets are $30 per person. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $35. For kids 13-18 tickets are $10, kids 12 and under are free. Admission includes roasted pork, potato salad, beans and milkshakes from Cheeburger Cheeburger.

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"We'll also have hotdogs for kids who don't like barbecue," DeCosta said.

Additionally, the event will have a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. Some of the silent auction items include chartered fishing trips, a full-day boat rental at Jensen's Marina, Disney tickets, Busch Gardens tickets, Sea World Tickets, Broadway Palm tickets, restaurant gift cards, Zoomer's tickets, a Captiva Cruises gift certificate and a three-night stay at South Seas Island Resort.

Sponsors for this year include the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club, Bank of the Islands Sanibel-Captiva Beach Resorts, VIP Realty, Mary Lou Bailey and Bailey's General Store.

For tickets, call 239-472-4538. The Children's Center of the Islands is located at 350 Casa Ybel Road.



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