Beatles Theme to Highlight Museum Fundraiser

Written by: John Suau
Publication Date: November 26, 2012
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The Beatles Abbey Road album cover serves as inspiration for the first promotional image of “UNDER THE SEA 2013: In an Octopus’s Garden with You,” with four members of the management team of The Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company standing in for the 1960s rock band members. Crossing Dunlop Road on Sanibel, the image recreates the iconic image of the Fab Four (George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and John Lennon) with the more tropical setting of Sanibel serving as backdrop. The wealth management company is the Grand Sponsor for this year’s edition of The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum annual gala.

As the title suggests, the annual fundraiser embraces a 1960s theme and features an amazing BEATLEBEAT Tribute Band, with four talented musicians that recreate the look, style and sound of the most famous rock and roll band in the world - The Beatles! A not-to-be-missed theatrical experience, this year’s event will be hosted at the Sanctuary Golf Club on January 27, 2013 from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. The evening promises to delight attendees with the BEATLEBEAT Tribute Band performance and the live and silent auctions showcasing an amazing diversity of items from local businesses who have donated to support the Museum. Gala participants are encouraged to wear their best 60s attire (bell bottoms and tie-dye optional) and everyone will enjoy a delicious dinner from the Sanctuary while helping the Museum raise funds for its educational exhibits and programs.

Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company president Terry Igo explained why the company wanted to participate as Grand Sponsor for the event. “The great thing about Sanibel and Captiva is that there are always treasures to be discovered, and many islanders don’t realize that The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is a one-of-a-kind, internationally-recognized museum with superior exhibits and outstanding educational programs. A world-class institution of this kind deserves all of our support to ensure that it not only survive, but is able to build on its stellar reputation and continue to draw visitors to the island,” Igo said.

Tickets are $125 per person and reservations can be made directly online HERE or by contacting the Museum at (239) 395-2233. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and auction donations can be made by contacting John Suau at (239) 395-2233 or email jsuau@shellmuseum.org.

 


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