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Handbag Happy Hour is set for Jan. 25

By Staff | Dec 27, 2022

Handbag Happy Hour returns Wednesday, Jan. 25, with more than 100 new and gently loved handbags, men’s accessories and pet items to be auctioned to benefit The Nature Park Education Foundation, the non-profit at The Shell Factory, which received major damage during Hurricane Ian.

The event will be held in the lobby and inside Players Circle Theatre, located at The Shell Factory in North Fort Myers beginning at 5:25 p.m.

“We have 350 animals in the The Nature Park and nearly all of their enclosures have been destroyed. We will need to raise approximately $170,000 to repair and replace their homes. Handbag Happy Hour funds will help us do that,” said Pam Cronin, owner of The Shell Factory.

Committee Chair Jennifer Nelson emphasized that Handbag Happy Hour is a fund-raising event for both men and women. As a special added attraction for men, a Cigar & Whiskey Bar will be set up, sponsored by Frances Scissor Hands Barber Shop and Quenzel Marketing.

Among the items to be auctioned are a classic Movado men’s watch, men’s Coach items, several designer handbags, as well as items for children and pets.

Sponsorships are available. For sponsorship information, contact Nelson at 239-826-0556.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.shellfactory.com or 239-995-2141 extension 110. Adult and holiday beverages and appetizers are included in the ticket price of $75 per person. Cost for the men’s Cigar & Whiskey Bar are $50 each.

All proceeds will benefit Hurricane Ian recovery at The Nature Park Environmental Education Foundation. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

About The Nature Park Environmental Education Foundation

The Nature Park Environmental Education Foundation is located at The Shell Factory in North Fort Myers and provides new and enhanced habitats, nutritious meals and enrichment for the animals, birds, reptiles and fish that call the Nature Park home. Contributions also provide funding for transportation for Lee County School students to visit the park. The organization’s mission is to provide an educational and fun experience for local school children by providing the opportunity to learn about and explore the animals and the environment. For more information or to make a tax-deductible gift, visit www.shellfactorynaturepark.com.