A big ‘thank you’ from BIPS for Light Keeper’s Open

To the Editor:

Barrier Island Parks Society wishes to express sincerest thanks to our community who supported us wholeheartedly at the Light Keeper’s Open on Monday.

We could not have asked for a more beautiful event at The Gasparilla Inn golf course.

Special thanks go out to The Gasparilla Inn & Club for hosting the event and to their staff, Jon Reecher, Robert Duke, Billy and the rest of their hard-working crew.

Many thanks also to the always dedicated BIPS staff, Christina, Jennifer, Deb and our wonderful volunteers, Roberta, RP, Peggy, Kathy, Michelle, Trish and Brian. We also could not have done it without all the players who came out and helped make the event a great success and a lot fun – thank you! Last, our deepest thanks to all our incredible sponsors who helped us bring in over $21,000!

Our presenting sponsor was Italiano Insurance, our supporting sponsors were Grande Aire and Gulf Coast International Properties-Hill Tide, our Light Keepers were Bob and Linda Sommerville and John and Pat Rice, our sign sponsor was The Barnichol, our beverage cart sponsors were Sothebys and Jim and Linda Grant, Our Putting Contest sponsor was: Carol Stewart at Michael Saunders, Our hole-in-one sponsors were Thoroughbred Golf Carts and Key Agency, and last but not least, our hole sponsors were BNT Liquors, Tarpon Real Estate/David Haynes, Island Dog Boutique, Seale Family, Cape Haze Reality/Susan Kiebler, Englewood Glass & Mirror, Michael Saunders/Janie Vaughn X3, Michael Saunders/Krista Potthast-Haynes, Paradise Cove Properties/Chris Lee, Paradise Cove Properties/Sue Cooper, Pineapple Real Estate/Barb Luciano, Cavendish Global, Hendricks and Associates, Beach View Energy Partners, Gifts from Florida, Sun Tech Builders, and South Beach Bar & Grill.

If we have forgotten anyone or misspelled any names, please forgive us.

Thank you again to everyone for a truly wonderful community event!

Sharon McKenzie
BIPS executive director Boca Grande