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Give a Hoot


   Photo by William Fischer

Make plans now to attend the 5th annual fundraiser for the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) on Tuesday, February 8 at The Community House on Sanibel Island.

Go Wild For “Ding” – Give A Hoot continues a series of bird-themed events to benefit birds, wildlife, conservation and education efforts at the refuge.

“For this year’s theme, we showcase the five species of native Florida owls,” said Birgie Miller, DDWS executive director. “They include the barn, barred, burrowing, Eastern screech and great horned owl. Plan on joining us for tasty dishes from our local restaurants, a unique silent auction, live entertainment and our always exciting live auction. Jim Sprankle has already promised us an owl feather pin for the live auction. The winner becomes a member of the prestigious Sprankle Feather Club, which flocks together once a year for a special event.”

“Seating is limited and we once again anticipate a sold-out crowd,” said event committee member and DDWS president Doris Hardy. “We encourage people to reserve early.”

Attendance is by reservation only, which opened on November 15. Tickets are $125 each. To receive an invitation, call 239-472-1100 ext. 233 or email [email protected].

The Community House is located at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. For more information, visit

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