TO THE EDITOR:
The 14th Southwest Florida Soapfest has come and gone, and each year we thank over 100 individuals and organizations who donate to this wonderful cause – whether it be their talent, time, money, food, gift certificates, housing, vehicles, etc. This event really could not happen without the generosity we receive over the months leading up to the event and during the event. All of us at Soapfest feel very, very privileged to be a part of a community that pulls together, as the Soapfest cogs move to make this wheel turn.
Thanks to the following for their contribution and continued support.
Bistro Soleil, Centennial Bank, Clausen Properties, Marco Eagle, Marco Island Princess, Anne Henegan, Zinful Martini and Wine Lounge, CJ’s On The Bay, Coastal Breeze, Condee Cooling and Electric, Marco Island Sun Times, Marco Movies, Nacho Mama’s, NeNe’s Kitchen, Rookies Bar & Grill, ABC and CBS Soaps In Depth, Coiffures Intl., Crazy Flamingo, Davide Italian Café, Empire Bagel, Gino’s Olde Trattoria, Gorman’s Auto Service, Hoot’s, House of Mozart, Joey’s Pizza, Key West Express, Little Bar Restaurant, Mango’s Bistro, Marco Office Supply, McDonald’s, Marco Island Yacht Club, Marco Island Historical Society, Marco Veterinary Hospital, Paradise Seafood, Philly Grille, Publix, Red Rooster, Sand Bar, Soap Opera Digest, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Stonewall’s, The AV Guy, Vandy’s 5 Brothers, Verdi’s Bistro, and Winn-Dixie.
A special thanks to the 50+ enthusiastic volunteers, who came from as far as England, Illinois, and Idaho, to join with Islanders to perform tasks ranging from selling tickets to driving back and forth to the Fort Lauderdale airport. Lastly, we are forever grateful for the generosity of the celebrities, who lend their time and talent year after year.
Thank you all for caring, sharing, and giving.
Pat Berry and all of us at Soapfest