Kiwanis of Sanibel & Captiva has announced that Claremont Property Company, a major disaster recovery firm at work locally on Hurricane Ian recovery, will be a Platinum Sponsor of this year’s Spaghetti Dinner fundraising event, to be held on Saturday, Feb. 24, as well as the Kiwanis King Of The Rock Golf Tournament in April.  The Kiwanis events raise money to support local youth recreation and education activities, including the Kiwanis Scholarship Program assisting local students bound for college and trade schools.

Claremont is headquartered in Houston, TX with a local office in Bonita Springs, as well as other locations across the country. Claremont specializes in all aspects of commercial remediation, restoration, roofing, and recovery. A true turnkey services company, Claremont can help restore any property “from the ground up”. Said Claremont Project Manager, Ian Megarity:  “Being from Houston and not all that familiar with Southwest Florida before Hurricane Ian, we’ve had the honor and privilege of getting to know and work with the members of the Sanibel  Island community over the past year. Claremont gives every effort to “Build Back Better than Before” and we are very proud of the hard work and dedication by our entire team on Sanibel and the surrounding areas.  We look forward to continuing our partnership with this great community and we are thrilled to be able to support Kiwanis in keeping its youth services and scholarships going while recovery continues.”

The Kiwanis Club welcomed the support from a source not usually a part of its Island fundraising network.  Said Kiwanis President Jeff Blackman: “This is a difficult time for many Island residents and businesses who normally support our fundraising with sponsorship funds and patronage. Many residents are still displaced, and many local businesses are not back in operation and not able to participate.  In their absence, it is great to see organizations like Claremont stepping up to fill the gap.”

The upcoming Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 4 PM to 8 PM, at the Sanibel Community House. The dinner serves up an all-you-can-eat Italian feast—salad, pasta & meatballs, special recipe Kiwanis spaghetti sauce, garlic bread, wine and beverages (wine & soda).  After dinner, wine, coffee and dessert will be available (famous Bubble Room cakes in three popular flavors).

Tickets to the Spaghetti Dinner are $20 per person (kids under 10 eat free!).  They can be purchased at various locations around town including: Bank of the Islands, Jerry’s Foods, San-Cap Community Bank, SanCap Pak-N-Ship, Captiva Civic Association, Sanibel Island Farmers Market, Huxter’s, The Shack, Sea Oats Day Spa, Periwinkle Park office, and from Kiwanis members.