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Party with the Power Squadron


Join the party to find out why boaters have more fun at the Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron (MISPS) Wine and Hors d’Oeuvres Party on Friday, Jan. 23, 5:00-7:30 PM, at the San Marco Catholic Church Parish Center.

Everyone is invited to come and enjoy great food and fine wine while contributing to a good cause. Tickets are $20 per person at the door, in advance for cash or check by contacting Peggy Harsch, event chairman, at 239-394-3484.

The annual Wine and Hors d’Oeuvres Party is the Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron’s major fundraiser. All of the money raised is used to sponsor boating and safety events, ongoing boater safety and education classes, and free vessel safety checks.

The Marco Sail and Power Squadron’s emcee, Commander Carl Thieme, will be center stage at the event to announce winning tickets for the raffle prizes, the high bidders for the silent auction, the $250 door prize, and the 50/50 drawing amount that’s determined by the number of donation tickets sold.

Party-goers can expect to feast on a bountiful assortment of fabulous foods, from shrimp platters and pizza to antipasti and dips. Great desserts will be displayed on separate tables along with coffee service that Kitchen and Dining Room Chairs Peggy Reiss and Sheila Thieme and members of the Committee will be arranging. The party’s food tables will be colorfully decorated with a theme created by MISPS Decoration Chair Andrea Battaglia.

The customary twin wine bars manned by MISPS past commanders will be at both sides of the room, with the silent auction tables located in the front and center of the elevated stage. Beer on tap and a variety of soft drinks and water will also be available.

Arnette Hawkins, chair of the Silent Auction & Prize Items Committee, reports that prizes and gift certificates from restaurants and services are accumulating at a steady pace. There are a lot of fabulous items to bid on in the silent auction, and raffle tickets will be available for chances to win items donated by members, local restaurants, merchants and other businesses.

As they begin their 37th year of service to the Marco Island community, the members of the Sail and Power Squadron look forward to another successful and fun-filled evening that will allow them to continue their support of knowledgeable and safe boating practices.


If you go:

Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron Wine and Hors d’Oeuvres Party

When: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday January 23, 2015

Where: San Marco Catholic Church Parish Center, 851 San Marco Road, Marco Island

Tickets: $20 per person at the door or in advance for cash or check by contacting Event Chairperson Peggy Harsch at 239-394-3484

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