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Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation to hold “Grow the Garden” Gala and Art Auction

The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation is holding its third annual Grow The Garden Gala from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvre, entertainment, live and silent auctions and park tours. All proceeds benefit the continued development of the Children’s Learning Garden, the next step along the path of the Botanic Garden at Lakes Park. This event is being sponsored by Denny’s Restaurants of Fort Myers, Ada’s Natural Market, FineMark Bank and Galeana Family of Dealerships.

The mission of the Children’s Learning Garden is to excite and educate young people about the life of plants and their environmental importance. Children will investigate the relationships of soil, water and sun to the growth of plant life.

Live and silent auctions feature dining and boating experiences, get-a-ways, golf packages and more. Art in a variety of mediums has been donated by area artists. All will be on display and available for silent auction bidding throughout the gala. The gala is open to the public. Admission is $50 per couple, $30 per person or $100 per couple for VIP tickets. The VIP package will include: valet parking, reserved tables in tent area, escorted tours of Children’s Garden area, concierge checkout service and a floral table centerpiece. For reservations, call 239-533-7575 Ext. 5.

Lakes Regional Park opened in 1984. Amenities include walking and jogging paths, a water feature, bicycling, paddlecraft rentals, The Railroad Museum of South Florida, fishing locations, bird watching spots and a lodge that features bathrooms, a kitchen, ceiling fans and tables with chairs. Plant lovers can meander through various gardens. For other park information, visit www.leeparks.org. Park users can volunteer or join the efforts of the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation. More information on the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation can be found at www.LakesPark.org.

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