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Under the Harvest Moon to celebrate the abundance of autumn

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 14, 2014) – Benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County, Under the Harvest Moon dining and auction event is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 23 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Club at Renaissance located at 12801 Renaissance Way in Fort Myers.

The event will feature autumn-inspired culinary stations tempting guests with roasted meats, seasonal vegetables, artisanal pasta and decadent desserts. Cocktails and wine service will be available.

Luxury live and silent auctions will include a spectacular Napa Valley escape with a private tasting at renowned Merryvale Vineyards, dinners from some of Southwest Florida’s most adventurous chefs including Chef Harold Balink of Cru and Chef Justin Fleming of Pagelli’s at Coconut Point, a shopping spree at the Diamond District, a VIP experience at Burn by Rocky Patel, a luxury weekend at Disney World, a hand-signed bat by New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter, a trip to Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef Resort in St. Thomas, a luxurious sunset cruise for four, premium sports and concert tickets, and the opportunity to have dinner with local Florida Everblades standouts.

The cost of tickets is $100 per person and supports the programs of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County, which provide safe and supportive low-cost afterschool and summer enrichment programs to our community’s at-risk youth. Few sponsorship opportunities remain from $250 to $5,000. To reserve or to become a sponsor, call 239-334-1886.

Celebrating 40 years of providing quality youth programs and brighter futures for young people in the Lee County community, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County works to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The BGCLC strives to provide a safe, world-class Club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through its doors. The organization envisions all of its members graduating high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character, citizenship and adapting a healthy lifestyle.

Clubs are located in communities with the greatest need where similar services are limited or nonexistent. Membership dues are $10 per school year so that all children can have access to its programs. The BGCLC relies upon the philanthropic support of individuals, corporations and foundations in order to sustain and grow its services.

For more information about the BGCLC or to RSVP, contact Shannon Lane at 239-334-1886 or slane@bgclc.net.

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