January 22 – The Sanibel Historical Village has recently announced that VIP Realty Group will be a bronze sponsor of its February 19, 2019, Historical Village Gala. The theme of the gala is “An Evening on the Old Algiers,” and it will be held at the Community House from 6 to 10 p.m.
The gala will include a buffet dinner and dancing, as well as opportunities to learn about the fascinating history of the glamorous Algiers river boat that once sat on the beaches of Sanibel. Tickets to the gala can be purchased online at sanibelmuseum.org or by calling (239) 472-4648.
“VIP Realty is pleased to support the Historical Museum. We are very fortunate to have a place for residents and visitors to learn about Sanibel’s unique history and explore cottages from over 100 years ago,” said VIP Realty Managing Partner Jim Hall.
“We’re very grateful for VIP Realty’s support of our fundraiser,” said Historical Village Executive Director Emilie Alfino. “We work hard to fulfill our mission to preserve, share, and celebrate Sanibel history, and we couldn’t do it without the support of community partners like VIP Realty.”
So far, this year’s sponsors include: Allegra Printing, Times of the Islands, John Grey Painting, Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts, Bank of the Islands, VIP Realty, the Island Sun, Sanibel Catering by Bailey’s, and Sanibel Captiva Trust Co. Individual sponsors include: William and Gail Bachman, Liz Clark, Dorothy Donaldson and Aaron Cohen, Ralph and Billye Curtis, Garlinghouse Foundation, Neal and Sherry Halleran, Pete and Jan Halliday, John and Jane Henshaw, Robert and Jane Holder and Sheila Barboza, Friedrich and Daniela Jaeger, Karl and Jeri Magg, Edward and Dorothy Miller, Kevin and Deirdre O’Donnell, William and Stephanie Rahe, Ron and Faith Souders, Davis and Patricia Thurber, Rod and Gerry Verblaauw, and 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.