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Party with the Squadron Annual Fundraiser Features Great Food and Wine

Join the party to find out why boaters have more fun at the Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron Wine and Hors d’Oeuvres Party on Friday, January 31, 2014 at the San Marco Catholic Church Parish Center.  The event takes place from 5 to 7:30 p.m., and everyone is invited to come and enjoy great food and fine wine while contributing to a good cause.  Tickets are $20 per person at the door or in advance for cash or check by contacting Arnette Hawkins, Event Chairman, at 239-970-2694 or Peggy Harsch at 239-394-3484.

The annual Wine and Hors d’Oeuvres Party is the Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron’s major fundraiser.   All of the money raised is used to sponsor boating and safety events, ongoing boater safety and education classes, and free vessel safety checks.

The Marco Sail and Power Squadron’s emcee, Commander Ted Reiss, will be center stage at the event to announce winning tickets for the raffle prizes, the high bidders for the silent auction, the $250 door prize, and the 50/50 drawing amount that’s determined by the number of donation tickets sold.

Party goers can expect to feast on a bountiful assortment of fabulous foods, from shrimp platters and pizza to antipasti and dips.  Great desserts will be displayed on separate tables with coffee service that Kitchen Chairs Peggy Reiss and Sheila Thieme and members of the Committee will be arranging.  The party’s food tables will be colorfully decorated with a lighthouse theme created by MISPS Decoration Chair Andrea Battaglia.

The customary twin wine bars manned by MISPS past commanders will be at both sides of the room, with the silent auction tables located in the front and center of the elevated stage.  Beer on tap and a variety of soft drinks and water will also be available.

Peggy Harsch and Kathleen Reynolds, Chairs of the Silent Auction / Prize Items Committee, report that prizes and gift certificates from restaurants and services are accumulating at a steady pace.  There are lots of fabulous items to bid on in the silent auctions, and raffle tickets will be available for chances to win items donated by members, local restaurants, merchants and other businesses.  This year the Silent Auction will be organized by Chairs Carol Einhart and Anne Moore.

As they begin their 36th year of service to Marco Island community, the members of the Sail and Power Squadron look forward to another successful and fun-filled evening that will allow them to continue their support of knowledgeable and safe boating practices.


Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron Wine and Hors d’Oeuvres Party

WHEN: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday January 31, 2014

WHERE: San Marco Catholic Church Parish Center • 851 San Marco Road, Marco Island

TICKETS: $20 per person at the door or in advance for cash or check  by contacting Event Chairperson Arnette Hawkins

at 239-970-2694 or Peggy Harsch at 239-394-3484

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