World Record-Setting Sanibel Stoop!

When Hallie “Granny” Matthews hosted the first shell show in her Sanibel Island hotel lobby 75 years ago, little did she know that the Sanibel Shell Fair & Show would celebrate its diamond anniversary at the Sanibel Community House by hosting the biggest “Shellabration” ever from February 26-March 4. The festivities kicked off on Friday, February 17 when locals and visitors alike gathered at Bowman’s Beach to set a new Guiness Book of World Records treasure hunt — featuring the world’s largest-ever Sanibel Stoop!