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Beer in the Bushes a smash at SCCF

May 9, 2014
Special to the Reporter ( , Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

To the editor:

Almost 400 partygoers reveled at SCCF's Beer in the Bushes on Saturday, April 26, sampling craft beer provided by New Belgium Brewing (maker of the popular Fat Tire beer) and casual eats courtesy of several food trucks: Nosh Truck, Ravenous Rhino and Porkin Out BBQ.

Opening band "Have Gun, Will Travel" kicked off the entertainment, setting a casual, laid-back mood, while The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band wrapped up the evening with a rousing "big damn bang."

Raffle winners John and Denice Beggs, and Sandi Sauls, claimed the two fat-tire bikes hand-painted by island artists Laura Ball and Jaye Boswell, and Bruce Cochrane won the 50/50 Raffle. Thanks to Bank of the Islands for displaying the bicycles and selling raffle tickets.

SCCF gratefully acknowledges event sponsor: The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company.

Jensen's Marina and Cottages sponsored The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, and the support of the Host Committee is deeply appreciated: Ed Wheeler and Anne Haslem; Roberta and Philip Puschel; Deborah and John La Gorce; Tom and Linda Uhler; Richard Shipley; Point Ybel Brewery; Walt and Amy Costello; Peter and Jeannie Kendall; Red, White & Brew; Jeff and Veronica Powers; Allison and Chauncey Goss; John and Kay Morse; Patti and George Sousa; Bill and Tory Burch; George and Leone Graham; Lisa Newmeyer Cochrane; Kingfisher Vacations; Jeff and Phaidra McDermott; Nanelle Wehmann; Mike Kelly; RE/MAX of the Islands; Dustyn Corace; Superior Title; Amanda Curran; Barefoot Charley and Laura Ball; Deep End Pool Service; Bill and Brigette Chandler; Wendy and Walt Berninger; Tarpon Bay Explorers; Wendy and George Schnapp; Don and Joyce Rice; Gwenda and Len Clements; Hangar 41 Winery and Brew Shop; Jean and Dick Turney; Great White Grill; Jaye and Bill Boswell; and Adventures in Paradise.

And thank you to Leslie Adams Catering for providing the VIP food bites.

-Linda Uhler, Board of Trustees president, and Erick Lindblad, executive director



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