Thanks to 'Wild Side' participants, sponsors
May 6, 2011
To the editor,
We would like to extend a huge CROW “thank you” to everyone who participated in our "Walk On The Wild Side" event this year. For the first time, the 4.2-mile walk through the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge was followed by a special educational presentation and luncheon at CROW’s Healing Winds Visitor Education Center.
Special thanks to our Grand Sponsor Suncatchers’ Dream and our Lunch Sponsor The Burns Family Team at Royal Shell Preferred Properties. We would also like to thank Sun Harvest Citrus and The Sanibel Bean for their contributions.
Thank you to our raffle donors Congress Jewelers, Bank of America, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, MacIntosh Books & Paper, Sporty Seahorse Shop, Sanibel Island Bookshop, Pinocchio’s Italian Ice Cream, Captiva Blooms, Cip’s Place, Over Easy Café, JB Designs, The Stone Crab and Twilight Restaurant and Wine Bar.
We couldn’t do it without the help of our “Ding” Darling Rovers Dan & Judy Davis, Ken Paulson, Paula Albert and Ed Combs. And, of course, thank you to CROW Clinic Director Dr. Amber McNamara and everyone from the CROW team including Jaye Boswell, Bev Ball, Melissa Congress, Doug Albert, Debbie Friedlund, Tanya Mejia, Amanda Radek, John and Kathy Kennedy, Joe Ziemian, Leroy Neitzel DVM, Kevin Stahl and Melissa Estes.
And a big thank you to everyone who walked and enjoyed the day of fun and learning. We are already looking forward to making next year’s Walk On The Wild Side even better.
Pat Appino and Cathy Swerdlick
CROW Event Co-Chairs