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Golisano Children’s Hospital Fashion Show

Ann Marie Israel, Sandi Stein

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The 9TH Annual Golisano Children’s Hospital Fashion Show, benefitting Pediatric Behavioral Health, was held on Dec. 3, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. Highlights included a “Flower Wall” and silent auction, the luncheon and the main event — a fashion show featuring trends from fine stores such as Evelyn & Arthur, Brodeur Carvell, Gigi’s Children’s Boutique, Jennifer’s, Patchington’s, Dillards, White House Black Market and many others. Particularly endearing is the use of Golisano patients as models of the children’s fashions. This annual fashion show is a hallmark of fundraising for the Children’s Hospital.

Estero High School Culinary Program

ann marie and gary israel, diane boesch

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An Evening Under the Shadow Wood

Students in the Estero High School Culinary Program put their skills to the test to prepare a meal for the Third Annual Evening Under the Shadow Wood fundraising dinner at Shadow Wood Golf & Country Club on Dec. 17. The sold-out event included a one-hour competition team demonstration. Students created a three-course meal as guests watched this live cooking show. The meal consisted of filet mignon, a signature salad and a trio dessert. This unique dinner fundraiser provides travel funds for the EHS culinary competition team to compete in Orlando.

Discovery Day Academy Enchanted Garden Gala

Alexia & Udo Fischer

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Discovery Day Academy hosted its first Enchanted Garden Gala in the gardens of the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point on the evening of Nov. 17, 2018. Proceeds from the gala will benefit structural and program development, which includes new books for the library, supplies for the school’s entrepreneurship program, art and engineering Maker Spaces, security and safety, counseling and the culinary program. The evening included a “mix and mingle” with drinks and hors d’oeuvres, children’s artwork on display and a sit-down dinner, along with an evening of enchanting entertainment.

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