PACE Dress Collection Party A Success

Posted by Barbara Harrington — August 15, 2011

1313445648Aug. 15, 2011 (Sanibel, FL) – Residents of Sanibel and Captiva along with PACE supporters from off-island gathered Thursday, Aug. 11 at Tahitian Gardens on Periwinkle Way, Sanibel for the second annual “Love That Dress!” collection party sponsored by The Royal Shell Companies and its employees, Mark Blust of The Prawnbroker Restaurant Group, and Robert McDonald of New Beginnings Events.

After a week of downpours, the sky’s cleared and the stage was set. The merchants at Tahitian Gardens opened their doors and their hearts to support the wonderful work PACE does in Lee County. Store owners worked closely with each other to create the models outfits. Models chatted with attendees about their outfit and accessories and where each item could be purchased. Each store donated to the 'Chinese Auction' and has contributed 10% of the evening’s proceeds to PACE. Those visiting all the stores were eligible for a special basket drawing. This year several gentlemen along with island guests from France and Germany took part, purchased some winning tickets and enjoyed the party.

“Thank you Sanibel, Captiva and PACE supporters for your continued support of this event,” stated Barbara Harrington of The Royal Shell Companies. “The shop owners of Tahitian Gardens along with the sponsors appreciate your enthusiastic support of the “Love That Dress!” collection party. To all the moms who took time out of their day to drop off dresses only to have to run home and make dinner we promise next year’s party date will not conflict with school starting earlier.”

The estimated 250 dresses collected at this party are now on their way to the main event which will be Aug. 31st at the Embassy Suites in Estero. The $25 tickets for the Aug. 31st event are only available online at Tickets are not available at donation sites.

Dresses for the event are being accepted through Aug. 29 at Adventures In Paradise Outfitters in Tahitian Gardens, 2019 Periwinkle Way. For additional drop off locations visit:


Back row:  L to R:  Jamie Castro, Tammy Hernly,  Gina Boone,  Jane Reader Weaver, Pam Boynton, Michael Polly

Second row: L to R: Rhonda Rosas, Jennifer de Lingernes, Kris Slagle, Sarah Ashton, Denice Beggs, Joan Burns, Lucinda Schaeffer, Jamie Polly

In front: Barbara Harrington



For additional information contact: Barb Harrington The Royal Shell Companies 239-229-4267

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