Fort Myers Beach is gearing up as the community rallies to keep the fireworks on the 4th of July and New Year’s Eve. The Lani Kai Island Resort is aiming to raise funds for the event with a Silent Auction and Luau Beach Party on May 15th that will mark the start of an annual fundraiser and beach party for the local community.
The Luau Beach Party kicks off at 12PM on Lani Kai’s beachfront with a Luau theme complete with Luau dance lessons, beach games for prizes and raffles throughout the day. A Luau wouldn’t be complete without Luau dancers. The Florida Everbabes, Florida Tarpon Reel Girls and Hooters girls have all volunteered to help teach the beach traditional islander dance styles. The Florida Tarpon Reel Girls and Everbabes are the cheerleaders responsible for half time shows and dance entertainment at sporting events across the country and have all volunteered to be present throughout the Luau and Silent Auction events.
“As a Reel Girl for the Tarpon Football Team, I am very excited to represent my local Home Town as a volunteer for the Lani Kai Resort Firework Fundraiser this Sunday May 15th.” Michelle Vieth responded when asked about the Luau Beach Party and Silent Auction. “I am looking forward to taking Pictures with all participants on the beach, as well as performing our Half Time Dance! I feel honored to a part this Special Event, and cannot wait to see how much money will be raised!”
The Fireworks Fundraiser Silent Auction runs from 2PM-6PM and includes dozens of donations to bid on including boat rentals, resort accommodations, fun items such as a giant wheel barrel of assorted alcohol and rare items like the double set of Red Bull Acoustic Guitars and a Budweiser branded beach cruiser. Silent Auctions are popular due to their ability to attract hundreds of people as bidders who aim to save big on lavish prizes. While many of these gifts and packages will be available to bidders with potentially huge discounts, some of the items at the Silent Auction are so rare they are not available for sale at any store online or offline.
“Out of all the Silent Auctions I have managed and assisted with, I have never witnessed such unique gifts being donated. The Red Bull guitars, Budweiser Beach Cruiser and other gifts like a full grill with grilling utensils are perfect for our Luau themed party and Silent Auction,” said Michael Ensor, Marketing Director for the Lani Kai..
“The business community coming together in Lee/Collier County is one of the most inspiring projects I have been a part of and I look forward to hosting a successful Auction and Luau Party for all," he added.
If going to a Silent Auction on the beach, participating in a great cause while winning some great prizes is your gig, then don’t miss this event! The first 100 bidders to browse the silent auction options will receive Swag Bags loaded with Free Drink Coupons, discount cards, and other gifts from dozens of businesses in Lee County. A complimentary glass of champagne will be provided to all that sign into the auction. Hors d'oeuvre will be passed out while bidders browse the assorted packages and cocktail service will be available as well.
Once bidders make their way through the Auction and collect their swag bags, they will then be invited to our Auction Cocktail Party where some of Fort Myers Beach’s famous drink cocktails will be on special for bidders only. To top off the Silent Auction, a pig roast will be held and available for tasting at the Auction Cocktail Party.
Although the City of Fort Myers Beach will no longer fund the fireworks, Lani Kai has taken a position along with other beach residents and business owners to ensure that the 4th of July and New Year’s Eve Fireworks are here to stay! Aloha, we hope to see you there!