TIS chowder, free concert this Saturday

February 28, 2020
By Marcy Shortuse

STAFF REPORT – On Saturday, Feb. 29 dinner and disco are on the agenda on the grounds of the Boca Grande Community Center, as The Island School will hold their annual chowder dinner at the Crowninshield Community House from 5 to 7 p.m., and the Friends of the Boca Grande Community Center will hold a free disco concert on the lawn at 5:30 p.m.
Chowder is what’s for dinner that night beginning at 5 p.m., with 16 of our finest local restaurants dishing out the tasty fare, along with rolls, salad, desserts and a drink.
A 50/50 raffle will also be held, and a silent auction as well. Prizes will include:
• A three- course surf & turf dinner with additional appetizers for eight people, prepared in your home by Chef Trish Mcilroy;
• Dinner for four at The Boca Bay Pass Club (excluding alcohol);
• One golf lesson with Robert Duke at The Gasparilla Inn & Club;
• Fishing trips with Capt. Charlie Coleman, Capt. David Chatham or Capt. Blake Cheske;
• Boca Grande Limousine airport transportation;
• A sunset dolphin cruise  with Capt. Jon Bauer;
• “A Big and Ugly Big” game expedition;
• A tennis lesson with pro Campbell Watts;
• Two tickets to Visani and The Comedy Zone;
• Several pieces of jewelry, courtesy of Barbara Anne’s Jewelry & Repair;
• Avon (Lacey Brown);
• A three-bowl and platter set by Nanette Hopkins;
• Color Street Nail Strips by Laura St. John;
• A Boca Blooms basket;
• A Gasparilla Inn/James Griffith Salon Gift Basket;
• A “Bee Basket” from Boca Grande Honey;
• A wine basket from Parsley Baldwin;
• A beautiful handmade blanket by Grandma Benson;
• A Michael Kors purse;
• A Nixon – Kensington stainless quartz bracelet watch;
• ELLE DÉCOR-Bistro Dot set of four glasses;
• Kate Spade “Shine on” flower earrings;
• Kate Spade “Marmalade” bracelet and earrings;
• Kate Spade top zip totes;
• Michael Kors Jet Set Travel wallet;
• Radio Flyer red wagon with Peppa Pig theme toys;
• Radio Flyer red wagon with Paw Patrol theme toys;
• Stuart Hoeckel sculpture;
• Custom-made wooden flag;
• Heidemarie Photographic Images gift certificate;
• Banyan Tree Pilates & Yoga – 1 hour massage;
• $100 True Hair Studio gift certificate;
• Sierra’s Integrative Bodyworx $100 gift certificate;
$100 gift certificate, Origami Owl;
• Wise Guys Barbershop certificate;
• Taylored Treats gift certificates;
• 31 Gifts – $50 gift certificate- Misty Morgan;
• Debra Maki Photography certificate;
• Custom “Paper Snack Bag Art” for one week, by Piper’s Mom (Marcy Shortuse).
Kids’ auction items include:
• Principal for a day; Shadow Mrs. Thompson and see the ins and outs of her day;
• Science adventure with Mr. Tremaine: winner and four friends (3rd grade and up only ); and
• Family visit to Mrs. O’Connor’s farm and meet her famous chickens!
• Custom painting of your choice by Hudson, Lucas and Jacob Coleman
• Book Basket including Hampton Boney’s newest book
After enjoying the chowder, raffle and auction, step out to the Community Center lawn and Friends Pavilion to experience “Saturday Night Fever!” with Friends of Boca Grande’s own Kyle Rich as the DJ. Bring your dancing shoes and boogie down, and feel free to bring your own beverages, adult or otherwise.