January 30, 2019 – The Sanibel Historical Village has recently announced that Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille will be a silver sponsor of its February 19, 2019, Historical Village Gala. The event is currently sold out.
Restaurant owner Marty Harrity said it is important to support the historical village. “History dictates the future, so the preservation of history is so important to all the new people who come here that we can educate about the history of our island,” Harrity said.
“We’re thrilled to have the support of such a popular island business,” said Historical Village Executive Director Emilie Alfino. “Doc Ford’s, with its interest in island history, has been a friend of the village for a long time. We’re very grateful.”
So far, this year’s business sponsors include: Allegra Printing, Sanibel Catering by Bailey’s, Bank of the Islands, Congress Jewelers, Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel, The Grog Shop, Times of the Islands, John Grey Painting, Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts, Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, and VIP Realty.
Individual sponsors include: Edward and Catherine Anderson, Bill and Gail Bachman, Dennis and Blair Wyatt Berry, Wayne and Linda Boyd, Liz Clark, Ralph and Billye Curtis, Dorothy Donaldson and Aaron Cohen, Garlinghouse Foundation, Doug and Sherry Gentry, Roger and Sandra Grogman, Neal and Sherry Halleran, Pete and Jan Halliday, Bob and Jane Holder, Friedrich and Daniela Jaeger, Scotty Kelly, Karl and Jeri Magg, Edward and Dorothy Miller, Kevin and Deirdre O’Donnell, Bill and Stephanie Rahe, Todd and Karen Roberts, Ron and Faith Souders, Davis and Patricia Thurber, Rod and Gerry Verblaauw, Alex Werner and Karen Storjohann, and Larry and Judy Yenkole.
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.