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Boom! Fireworks celebration a booming success

July 13, 2012
By SHANNEN HAYES (shayes@breezenewspapers.com) , Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

An estimated 3,000 people attended the

Fourth of July party hosted at the Dunes Golf &

Tennis Club.

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"We were thrilled with the turn out, as was the

Dunes," said Bridgit Stone-Budd, director of

marketing for Sanibel & Captiva Islands

Chamber of Commerce that co-hosted the event.

"Plans were for 800."

The fireworks show at dusk was presented by

the Zambelli brothers, whose long experience on

Sanibel enabled them to create a show that was

bigger than ever. As the fireworks began lighting

up the night sky, crowds enjoyed the view from

the Dunes, on the Causeway and boats on the

water. The community event included a wide

variety of grilled food, a full bar, music and a

dance floor. Children enjoyed face painting, a

giant slide, swimming and competitions, raffles

and games.

The Sanibel Captiva Chamber arranged the

Fourth of July fireworks to be sponsored by local

individuals and businesses. As silver sponsors,

members of the San-Cap Chamber said they were

"delighted with the amazing fireworks display."

"Because of this year's exposure, thanks to

Hillgate Communications, next year can only be

bigger and better," said Stone-Budd.

 
 

 

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