We are proudly hosting a cocktail reception Friday, Feb. 19 to benefit Myra Roberts, one of the home chefs in Cooking with the Islands’ Stars. Roberts is taking part in this special fundraiser for The Sanibel Community House’s remodeling of the kitchen, part of a $3-million restoration campaign.
“We are delighted to be a part of this campaign and support Myra in her cooking endeavors,” said Lily & Co. Owners Dan Schuyler and Karen Bell. “The Community House is an important place in our community.”
The Community House attracts 50,000 visitors each year, making this project crucial to the island and continued program development. Roberts is a Sanibel artists whose 1950’s-styled work is the essence of her style. Her vibrant paintings are showcased on the walls of Lily & Co., giving the jewelery gallery a casually elegant atmosphere.
Richard Johnson will auction a select Myra Roberts piece at 6:30 p.m. during the Lily & Co. cocktail reception. Proceeds from the auction and sales from Roberts’ book “The Retro Art of Myra Roberts” will go towards Cooking with the Islands’ Stars event. A portion of the evening’s jewelry sales will be donated to the cause, too.
Sanibel Catering Company by Bailey’s will provide beverages – beer, wine, water, soda – and hors d’oevres.
Cooking with the Islands’ Stars, a faux reality cooking show, is Feb. 24 at the Community House. There will be music, lights and smells of home cooking as visitors help their favorite chef with a prize. The public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite chef by donating money to help them win a television segment on “Real Food Real Kitchens.”
The cocktail reception is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at Lily & Co., 520 Tarpon Bay Rd. Bell and Schuyler and the Lily team invites the community to help them support Roberts and Cooking with the Islands’ Stars cause.