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Of Special Note (7/24/13)

July 24, 2013
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Auction to benefit charity

A Lehigh Acres Quarter Auction, sponsored by the Professional Network for Women, will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. July 28 at the American Legion, at 1124 Ashlar Ave.

A quarter auction is a game where bidders play for prizes valued at typically $12 to $50, or even higher. Players have a chance to win prizes for just quarters.

Cost is $2 for a paddle rental to use during bidding. All proceeds will go to a local charity.

There will be a 50/50 drawing, and a buyer on site to appraise and buy gold. Ten percent of the sales will go to the charity.

There will be a cash bar, along with hamburger, hot dog and shrimp baskets available.

For information, contact Karyn Brooks at (239) 281-2539.

Fire department budget hearings scheduled

The Board of Commissioners of the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District will hold budget workshops at 4:30 p.m. July 30 and Aug. 8 and 27 at Station 104, at 3102 S.W. 16th St.

The public is invited to attend; the workshops are open to all.

Budgetary and fiscal matters will be discussed, including the 2013-14 fiscal budget and other business to come before the board. No decisions will be made by the board during the workshops.

Those requiring special aid or services due to a disability can contact Chief John Wayne at the fire department at (239) 303-5300.

Children can score Miracle tickets through reading

The Fort Myers Miracle and Wendy's are teaming up to promote a summer full of reading with the 14th year of the Books & Bats reading program.

Kids can pick up a Books & Bats bookmark at any Lee County library, participating Wendy's in Lee County and Hammond Stadium. Readers record the books they read and return the completed bookmark to any participating Wendy's.

The aspiring bookworms will receive two tickets to a Miracle game and a free Jr. Frosty from Wendy's. The game tickets can be redeemed July 31 or Aug. 9.

Miracle tickets can be used by children and parents. All K-8 children are eligible to participate in Books & Bats. Participation is unlimited during the summer.

For information, call the Miracle offices at (239) 768-4210.

Elks to hold dinner, dance

The Lehigh Acres Elks Lodge is holding a dinner and dance Aug. 3 at the Majestic Golf Club, at 350 Homestead Road S.

Cocktails at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Dinner consists of roast pork, apple sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable medley, tossed salad, rolls and dessert.

There will be a cash bar.

Live music performed by The Chadburns. Dress is smart casual.

Cost is $20 per person.

To RSVP, contact Barb Guido at (239) 770-2497.

Free entry to pool on Saturdays in summer

In partnership with the Lee County Sheriff's Office, Nations Association, Lee County Parks and Recreation and the Lee County School District, the Tice Community Pool is helping children cool off and take pride in their community this summer.

At 4515 Glenwood Ave., the pool will be open to the public every Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. until Aug. 3. Admission is free.

Safety is a priority and a number of deputies and volunteers have become certified life guards for the outreach. Water safety instructions given on site.

Community Plan Workshop planned

A Lehigh Acres Community Plan Workshop will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 10 at the East County Regional Library, at 881 Gunnery Road N.

The topic will be the "Planning and Design Study Draft."

Lehigh Singers to host fund-raiser

The Lehigh Singers will host a fund-raiser at 7 p.m. Aug. 24.

There will be a live auction and several silent auctions, along with provided entertainment. The cost is a $5 cover charge per person.

Donations for the group can also be mailed to Lehigh Singers, Attn: Joan Starr, 1020 Columbus Ave., Lehigh Acres, FL 33972. She can be reached at (239) 369-2052.

'Pickin' In The Park set

Musicians come together to perform during 'Pickin' In The Park from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at the lodge by the lake at the rear of Veterans Park.

The public is welcome to join in playing or just enjoy the music. There is no charge.

For information, call (239) 369-1521.

Arthritis water exercise class offered at pool

Sponsored by the National Arthritis Foundation, a free exercise class will be held at 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Lehigh Community Park pool, at 1400 W. Fifth St.

Suitable for every fitness level, exercises focus on the activities of daily living, moving a joint through a range of motion and holding it to feel a gentle stretch in the muscle.

Guided by an Arthritis Foundation certified instructor, the 45-minute class is held in chest-deep water; no swimming ability is required. Lifeguards are always on-duty, and the pool has handrails and shallow steps leading in.

No registration is necessary.

For details, call (239) 369-8277 or visit:

T-shirt sales help treat heartworm positive dogs

"Hazel for Heartworm Prevention" T-shirts are on sale.

Proceeds will benefit Lee County Domestic Animal Services' Animal Care Trust Fund for the heartworm treatment of pets whose owners receive public assistance.

The idea came from Trasi Sharp and Liza Clouse, owners of Sanibel's Island Paws and the Over Easy Cafe. Last year, they rescued a heartworm-positive great Dane named Hazel and saw first-hand how the disease affects dogs.

The T-shirts are available for $25 each and come in four colors. There are crew neck and ladies W-neck styles available.

They are on sale at Island Paws, at 630 Tarpon Bay Road, or at Lee County Domestic Animal Services, 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers.

To place an order, e-mail



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