The annual fundraiser for the Sanibel Historical Society, styled “It Takes A Village,” netted more than $100,000 on February 18 at the Sanibel Community House.
Co-chairs Sherry Halleran and Mary Bondurant and President Bill Bachman welcomed 194 donors, members, volunteers and other friends of the Historical Society and thanked them for their ongoing support. Wayne and Linda Boyd were the presenting sponsors.
“The theme was perfect…and it was a nice cohesive group of people who really love the museum,” said Executive Director Emilie Alfino.
Volunteer Barbara Broadhurst was recognized for the handmade rug she created for the Society — it now hangs in the 1924 building known as Shore Haven.
Recent accomplishments by the Historical Society include a new orientation video, a large screen television and new sound system for the visitor orientation room, and Phase 1 of improved electrical and lighting capacity in the buildings.
In 2020 the Society will be developing an exhibit pavilion in front of the Old Bailey Store that will display the Sanibel Timeline, Sanibel Plan and other key items of historical interest.