Many thanks to all who made the TIS Chowder Dinner so great!

Many thanks to all who made the TIS Chowder Dinner so great!

To the Editor:

This year’s 4th annual Island School Chowder Dinner was another huge success! We would like to thank everyone who contributed to our PTO fundraising event. The Island School’s PTO funds the school yearbook, field trips, the Friendship Dance, Field Day, classroom activities and teacher supplies.

Thank you to the following restaurants for donating such delicious chowder:

3rd Street Café

Eagle Grille & Miller’s Dockside

The Outlet

The Loose Caboose

The Temptation

South Beach Bar and Grille

The Pink Elephant

Boca Bay Pass Club

Noy’s Bistro and Lounge

Gasparilla Inn Beach Club


Placida Grill

Boca Grande Club



Hudson’s Grocery

Thank you to our wonderful Island School staff, parents, TIS students and volunteers who worked the event to make it such a success.

Thanks to everyone behind the scenes and (in the kitchen) Dan Nuzzi, Ian Bell, Effie Joiner, Patty Kitchen. Thank you to our community support team Paul, Eddy, & Wesley Locke, and our fabulous board members for always supporting us. Thank you, Marcy Shortuse, for helping to promote our event.

A special thank you to Susan Bowers for the beautiful decorations!

We hope to see you next year for the 5th annual Island School Chowder Dinner.

Karen Kelley
Island School paraprofessional and chowder dinner co-coordinator
Boca Grande