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Restaurants to aid in Chamber Bambi project

November 5, 2012
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Beach restaurants are stepping up to help the Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce raise funds for tourist information centers.

Shoals Restaurant and Wine Bar and the Sandy Butler Market will hold the first Bambi fundraiser, aptly named "Vote for Bambi," on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Ten percent of food and beverage sales between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. will go towards the purchase of two Airstream Bambi travel trailers that will be converted into mobile visitor information centers. These mobile chambers will enable the chamber to assist visitors in discovering our local restaurants, attractions, and accommodations. "Bambi" is the name of a 16-foot-long classic Airstream travel trailer. The Bambi Trailers will be painted with scenes of Fort Myers Beach to make them fun and attract attention.

Parrot Key Caribbean Grill will host the second "Bambi Night" on Tuesday, Nov.

13. Ten percent of the food and beverage sales will be donated to the cause.

"We are excited about the prospect of having these visitor centers on the beach to share information with our visitors. This will really enhance the experience for our visitors and certainly provide a boost for the economy," said Brian DeMartinis,

general manager of Parrot Key Caribbean Grill. "We are pleased to be able to contribute to the purchase of the Bambi Information Centers and I hope that many area restaurants will step up and do the same."

Members of the community are invited to come out on both nights in support of program.

"We are very close to being able to get our first mobile visitor information center in place," said Chamber President Bud Nocera. "We invite everyone on the Beach to join for dinner on our Bambi Nights to get us over the top."

If your restaurant would like to participate, contact Nancy Eaton at the Chamber office at 454-7500 to schedule a date.



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