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Fort Myers, FL 33913
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Gateway Garden Party & Butterfly Release

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Gateway Garden Party Was a Huge Success!

On Sunday March 20th, a wonderful event showcasing the Gateway Garden complete with refreshments, musical entertainment & butterfly release was attended by more than 125 Gateway Golf & Country Club Members, families & neighbors. The response by participation and donations far exceeded our expectations and plans are already in the works for next year's garden party to take place on March 25th!

A very special thank you to the Garden Party Committee Butterflies:

  • Chair Mary Margaret Olson & Co-Chair Deb Moerner
  • Raffles: Valerie Emerson & Suzie Favreau
  • Refreshments: Daphne Weber & Ginger Safford
  • Entertainment: Glory O'Malley & Bonnie Mantanello
  • Butterfly Release: Peggy Eisenberg
  • Set up & Clean up: Dick Moerner, Ed & Rebecca Tinkle, Steve Eisenberg, Gerry Klein, Karen Geier & Olson family

In addition, thanks to the worker bees who contributed prep time, special refreshments & raffle items to include:
Arlene Bartlick, Dee Hartlieb, Marge Hartman, Sharon Dimmig, Sandra Klein, Mary Holl, Bill Cheurvont, Nancy Klausing, Janet Black, Paula Dargas, Peggy DaPonte, John Costello, Sarah Yanovich & Mike Zukaitis; and, especially to all who purchased butterflies and generously donated to the garden fund for the continuous maintenance & replacement of plants, shrubs and vines that butterflies use as larval and nectar sources in our certified North American Butterfly Association garden.

See below for a full album of photos from this wonderful day as well as a video of the butterfly release!