Educator, librarian and children’s author, Marianne Berkes, was a recent guest of Ocean’s Reach. She thanked Dru, Andy and Charlie for “four glorious days in the serenity of Ocean’s Reach”. Berkes was a featured speaker at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge for the annual Ding Darling Days festival.
Coincidentally, Lorena’s daughter, Jennifer, celebrated her 7th birthday on Sunday. A perfect birthday gift from Sanibel is “Seashells by the Seashore”, Marianne’s third book. This story is both entrancing, beautifully illustrated and educational. A popular aspect of the book is the many pages of pictures and descriptions of the Sanibel shells found on our beach. Marianne generously personalized the book for Jennifer’s birthday.
Happy Birthday, Jennifer!