February 3, 2017
By Marcy Shortuse

This Saturday there’s a lot going on, but one thing you won’t want to miss is The Island School’s 3rd annual Chowder Dinner. It will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (it has been timed nicely around several other events that day) at the Crowninshield Community House.
Not only will you find some of the best chowder around, there will also be a silent auction held during the dinner.
Restaurants participating in the dinner include the Outlet at the Innlet, PJ’s Seagrille, The Temptation, Loose Caboose, the Boca Bay Pass Club, Eagle Grille, 3rd Street Cafe, the Pink Elephant, South Beach Bar & Grill and the Boca Grande Club.
Two Island School families will also be bringing their chowder as well.
Silent auction items include:

  • An Anchor Inn certificate for a two-night, three-day stay for up to four people;
  • A private round-trip air charter to Key West for up to four people;
  • Golf lessons with the Gasparilla Inn & Club pro Robert Duke;
  • An original Boca Nut (artist Daniel Godwin;
  • A framed vintage World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament poster;
  • A framed vintage Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament hand-drawn poster;
  • A 1/2 day fishing charter with local captain (and Island School dad) Dave Chatham;
  • A 1/2 day fishing charter with local captain (and Island School dad) Charlie Coleman;
  • A gift basket from the James Griffith Salon;
  • A family portrait session and 11 X 14 watercolor portrait from Photographic Images, Heidemarie Burke;
  • A gift certificate for massage, bodywork and stretching from BodyworX by Sierra

The Island School’s Parent/Teacher Organization will be the recipient of all proceeds from the dinner. They will use the money for yearbook costs, field trips, the Friendship Dance, teacher supplies and special projects.
The cost is $15 for adults, $5 for children, payable at the door. That includes your chowder, salad, desserts and drinks.
Call the school at 964-8016 for more information.