Rais­ing a glass to the coast: Gumbo Limbo Center fundraiser

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Friends of Gumbo Limbo Na­ture Center will host its fifth an­nual “Sea Coast Toast” fundraiser from 6:30 to 9 p.m., on Nov. 8, at the Span­ish River Li­brary, 1501 Span­ish River Blvd., Boca Ra­ton. The event will take place at the li­brary’s rooftop ter­race and will honor Jim Aber­nethy for his work as an ed­u­ca­tor, con­ser­va­tion­ist and ad­vo­cate for shark pro­tec­tion.

Aber­nethy is a world-renowned, award-win­ning ma­rine pho­tog­ra­pher, film­maker and au­thor. Guests at the “Sea Coast Toast” will be treated to an as­sort­ment of hors d’oeu­vres, desserts and wine, pro­vided by Whole Foods Mar­ket of Boca Ra­ton, and craft beer pro­vided by Lager­head Brew­ing Co. Ad­di­tional spon­sors in­clude Eco-Prod­ucts and Geosyn­tec Con­sul­tants Inc.

A trop­i­cal steel-drum band will be play­ing mu­sic into the evening, and guests will have the op­por­tu­nity to bid on an ex­ten­sive list of items and pack­ages at a silent auc­tion - in­clud­ing a ride for two aboard the Goodyear Blimp. In ad­di­tion, there will be a pri­vate wine tast­ing party for 20 guests, four tick­ets to Dis­ney World and more.

“Whole Foods Mar­ket is a com­pany with con­science, and we be­lieve pas­sion­ately in sup­port­ing the Boca Ra­ton com­mu­nity,” said An­drew Win­ninger, mar­ket­ing team leader of Whole Foods of Boca Ra­ton. “Given Gumbo Limbo’s ded­i­ca­tion to Boca wildlife and coastal con­ser­va­tion, and our sim­i­lar mis­sions of ed­u­ca­tion and sus­tain­abil­ity, we feel the part­ner­ship is nat­u­ral. We have cho­sen to spon­sor the Sea Coast Toast to demon­strate our com­mit­ment to our shared ideals, show­case some of our de­li­cious sea­sonal food and drink, and help raise money for a great com­mu­nity part­ner.”

The ben­e­fit evening un­der the stars af­fords the com­mu­nity an op­por­tu­nity to cel­e­brate Gumbo Limbo Na­ture Center’s ef­forts to sup­port coastal and ma­rine ed­u­ca­tion, con­ser­va­tion, preser­va­tion and re­search. The event of­fers an ex­cit­ing evening of food, drink, mu­sic and auc­tions - with all of the pro­ceeds go­ing di­rectly to grow and main­tain Gumbo Limbo Na­ture Center’s ed­u­ca­tional and con­ser­va­tion pro­grams.

Pre-sale mem­ber reg­is­tra­tion is $40, and pre-sale non-mem­ber tick­ets are $50. Af­ter Nov. 1, tick­ets will be $55 for ev­ery­one and avail­able the night of the event. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.gum­bolimbo.org.

Gumbo Lim­boNa­ture Center’s mis­sion is to in­crease pub­lic aware­ness of coastal and ma­rine ecosys­tems through re­search, ed­u­ca­tion, preser­va­tion and con­ser­va­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Bran­don Canute at 561-544-8608 or Bran­don@gum­bolimbo.org.

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