January 30, 2019 – The Sanibel Historical Village has recently announced that Sanibel Catering by Bailey’s will be a gold sponsor of its February 19, 2019, Historical Village Gala. The event is currently sold out.

The historical village has a long history with the pioneer Bailey family. In fact, the Bailey’s donated several of the buildings in the village, including the Old Bailey Store, the Post Office, and Miss Charlotta’s Tea Room.

“Here at the village, we feel intrinsically linked with the Baileys and very proud of our long relationship,” said Historical Village Executive Director Emilie Alfino. “The presence of Sam and Francis is always felt. To have the support of now four generations of the Bailey family means the world to us.”

“The Historical Village is an integral part of the community and our family’s heritage. We’re so blessed to be able to add to the future of the museum,” said Calli Johnson.

So far, with more coming in every day, this year’s business sponsors include: Allegra Printing, Sanibel Catering by Bailey’s, Bank of the Islands, Congress Jewelers, Doc Ford’s Sanibel, The Grog Shop, Times of the Islands, John Grey Painting, Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts, Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, and VIP Realty.

Individual sponsors as of this writing 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. More are coming in every day.

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.