What do a strawberry, a potted plant, a bag of fertilizer and a woman adorned in a Carolina Herrera evening gown have in common? They all helped Fun Time Kids Bloom at the Fun Time Early Childhood Academy (Fun Time) annual gala fundraiser held Friday, February 9, at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club!
Fun Time was especially honored to welcome the Casseus family, special guests whose three youngest children have attended Fun Time. The school has helped them transition into elementary school, ready to read and ready to learn, with the foundations and skills attained at Fun Time.
Auctioneer and Mayor Bill Barnett led lively bidding for an impressive lineup of lots including a seven-night Tahiti & Society Island cruise, an authentic Persian feast for ten and the big-ticket auction item–a week-long luxury cruise for two aboard The World, the only private residential community-at-sea. Silent auction items provided more temptations . . . especially the fine wine selections!
Emceed by Stacey Deffenbaugh of NBC-2 News and featuring honorary chairs Skip and Nancy Zink, the event raised funds for this community-supported nonprofit to continue to provide quality, affordable education to low-income families, to prepare their children for kindergarten.