Politicians, business leaders and community leaders donned their aprons and performed for tips at the Third Annual Stars for Kids Celebrity Waiter Dinner and Auction Saturday, October 8, raising more than $40,000 for Child Care of Southwest Florida Inc., which is a private non-profit organization dedicated to providing high quality child care services in Lehigh Acres and throughout Southwest Florida.
Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah earned the coveted 2011 "Most Appreciated Celebrity Waiter Award" by earning the most tips at his table. Sponsors were CRS Technology Consultants, Internet Services Group, and Lutgert Insurance.
Local celebrities displayed their talents by becoming singing waiters or performing other feats, such as fortune telling (Stephanie Davis); go-go dancing (Lisa Cronin); and accordion playing (Ray Judah). The Blues Brothers made an appearance as did the Coneheads and the Church Lady of Saturday Night Live fame, all courtesy of Fort Myers Rotarians Bob Beville, Steve Bowen, Don Molloy and Bob Sheehan.
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Funds raised during the evening will be used to support the mission of Child Care of Southwest Florida and to provide scholarships for low-income children to receive child care in the six centers operated by the agency.
For more information about Child Care of Southwest Florida Inc., and the Lehigh site, or to volunteer for next year's event, call Development Director Linda McNabb at 425-1017 or visit www.ccswfl.org.
Caption: Child Care Board Chairman Dale Korzec and his wife Janalyn are of Lehigh Acres