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Enchanted: An Evening Of Wonder
February 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm$185
ENCHANTED: AN EVENING OF WONDER
Everglades Wonder Gardens
27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs
Date: Thursday Feb. 15
Time: 6 p.m.
THE EVENT Stroll through the Everglades Wonder Gardens under the stars during the Third annual “Enchanted: An Evening of Wonder,” an elegant gala and dinner supporting this local historical icon. The fun-filled evening begins with an enchanting garden stroll, wine and hors d’oevres at 6 p.m., followed by a plated dinner and live entertainment at 7:30 p.m. The evening also includes a “mystery pull,” wildlife encounters, silent and live auctions, and more. Jackets are suggested, and valet parking will be available. Seating is limited, and tickets can be purchased online at the Everglades Wonder Gardens website.
THE HISTORY In 1936, brothers Bill and Lester Piper established The Reptile Gardens as a tourist attraction along the newly-built Tamiami Trail from Tampa to Miami. It was a place where visitors could marvel at the wildlife wonders of Southwest Florida. As the animal and botanical exhibits grew, the attraction’s name was changed to the Everglades Wonder Gardens to better reflect the experience available to guests.
THE CAUSE “Enchanted” is the signature fundraiser for the Everglades Wonder Gardens, a 501- c (3) not for profit, gift-supported corporation. Revenues will be used to restore and enhance this environmental education center for future generations to enjoy.