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Ostego Bay Foundation to host annual fish fry, silent auction

A previous Ostego Bay Foundation silent auction. COURTESY PHOTO / OSTEGO BAY FOUNDATION

A previous Ostego Bay Foundation silent auction. COURTESY PHOTO / OSTEGO BAY FOUNDATION

The Ostego Bay Silent Auction Fundraiser, now in its 22nd year, is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 3.

The unique waterfront event is sponsored by Bonita Bills Waterfront Café. Set for 5-8 p.m., the event includes a fish fry for $12 per person with a portion of the proceeds going toward the Ostego Bay Foundation. Though entrance to the auction is free, attendees should arrive early to review all the auction items, ranging from products and services to overnight stays at local resorts and fine art by local nature artists.

Bonita Bills is located at 702 Fisherman’s Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, on the historic wharf under the Mantanzas Pass Bridge.

The Ostego Bay Foundation continues to build upon its heritage of “Conservation Through Education.” The organization enhances the well-being of children with multiple education-oriented programs, such as Marine Science Summer Camps and an annual kids fishing tournament held the first Saturday before the Fourth of July.

Founded in 1991, the Ostego Bay Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates The Marine Science Center on San Carlos Island. The foundation does not receive any taxpayer funding and relies solely upon donations, fundraisers and membership to support its mission.

The Marine Science Center is a favorite travel destination for tourists, earning the Trip Advisors 2020 Travelers Choice Award. The center features unique exhibits, special artifacts, a museum in a suitcase roadshow for schools, estuarial aquariums, a touch tank and Working Waterfront Tours.

The foundation is located at 718 Fisherman’s Wharf, Fort Myers Beach. For more information, call 239-765- 8101 or visit ¦

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