Ciao! (Or Do I mean Chow?)


Saturday night, February 28th, the Kiwanis Club of Sanibel held their annual spaghetti dinner in the Community Center to raise money for the various children’s agencies they support. The dinner is prepared on site and served in the main hall which can seat up to 240 people. The dinner is the main social event during the month of February and attended each year by more than 1,000 dinners. The food is plentiful and extremely good with every diner receiving a complete Italian feast consisting of spaghetti, meatballs, salad, toasted garlic bread and beverages… and it’s all you can eat! Everyone truly enjoys the feast, the entertainment and the fun of competing for exciting prizes at the auction and raffle that follow the dinner. This year one of the main items in the auction was a Marya Dabrowski necklace valued at $1295, which was donated by Lily & co. Jewlers. All of the proceeds from the dinner go to children and families in need.

The primary sponsors of the event are Bailey’s General Store, Bank of the Islands and Sanibel captiva Trust company. Many of the other local businesses show their support by donating items for the raffle and the auction.

If you are Sanibel next year during the annual event, I strongly recommend you attend, as it is an evening you will not soon forget.