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Sanibel Shell Festival Returns

February 06, 2013
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Last year, the Sanibel Shell Fair and Show marked its 75th anniversary with a month-long celebration of shell-collecting history, attracting national attention.
This year, the event returns on March 7, 8, and 9 to begin its next 75 years under a new banner, The Sanibel Shell Festival. Whether you are a die-hard shell connoisseur, a casual collector, someone who admires intricate craftsmanship or a beach lover looking to learn about shells, the Sanibel Shell Festival is a must-do affair. World-class, prize-winning shell specimens will be on display, as well as educational exhibits and array of intricately made shell art and crafts. In addition, you'll find treasures from the sea to take home as gifts or souvenirs. The festival will be held at The Community House Admission is free for the outdoor shell area and there is a $5 donation to enter the inside shell show.
Parking is free and food and beverages will be available. Also, be sure to purchase tickets for the shell fair raffle for a chance to win some unique and valuable shell-themed items. Tickets are on sale now. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10, and you can purchase them at The Community House or at the festival.
The drawing will be held on Saturday, March 9, and you need not be present to win. Proceeds go towards the maintenance of The Community House.
For more information visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse. net, call 472-2155 or visit The Community House at 2173 Periwinkle Way.

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