Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Queen for a day



By Natalie Strom • natalie@coastalbreezenews.com

Does your wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, girlfriend or secret crush deserve to be spoiled? As a woman, they probably do. So treat the lovely lady in your life to the ultimate in pampering, Marco Island-style. By purchasing a “Queen for the Day” raffle ticket, sponsored by Mutual of Omaha Bank, your special sweetheart has the chance to win $2,500 worth of lady-like products.

All for a good cause, too. “One-hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the Marco Island Charter Middle School,” explains Heidi Moss, emphasizing that fundraising is a full-time job for the charter school. As charter schools typically receive less government assistance than public schools, local businesses are proud to support the efforts of the 15-years old school. Nearly 40 Marco Island businesses have stepped up, donating a wide array of gift certificates, services and products so that two lucky winners will feel like queens; most likely for much more than one day.

Spa packages, movie tickets, restaurant gift certificates, home cleaning services, recreational activities and more await the lucky winners. For the mere cost of a $25 per raffle ticket, the lady in you life could be have all this.

The “Queen for the Day” drawing will be held at Charter Middle School on Friday, September 14. Two winners will be drawn. First place will receive $2,000 worth of prizes while the second place winner will receive $500 in giveaways.

Charter Middle School students also have a chance to get in on the winning. Put your favorite student’s name on your raffle ticket and, if chosen, they will receive a $100 gift certificate.

Still not convinced? Take a look at the list of sponsors and you will quickly change your mind: Verdi’s, Mitchell Pressure Washing, Modern Nails, Skin Renewal, Ne Ne’s, Marco Island Princess, Hilton Spa, Island Diet Center, Arturo’s, Key West Express, Progressive Auto, Coach Wayne, Porky’s, Madison Eye Associates, Chiquita Rica Fitness, Marco Marriott, Marco Island Dental, Quinn’s on the Beach, CJ’s on the Bay, Mr. Squeegy Window Cleaning, Rick’s Island Salon, Sweet Annie’s, Cedar Bay Marina, Marco Movies, Captain Brien’s, Joey’s Pizza, Georgie’s, Sasso’s, American Cleaning, Capri Fish House, Chocolate Strawberry, Bubba Shrimp, Square’s Landscaping, Mango’s, Davide, Hilton, Nacho Mama’s DaVinci’s and the Marco Island Brewery.

Pick up your “Queen for the Day” raffle tickets at Mutual of Omaha Bank at 1770 San Marco Drive or at the Marco Island Charter Middle School. For more information, call Heidi Moss at (239) 825-8269.

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