Twenty years after launching the first “Peek at the Unique” home tour, the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva is delighted to announce the latest incarnation of its annual fundraiser: “Peek at the Unique Home Trends.” Set for Saturday, March 19, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the Sanibel Community House, it will feature a buffet brunch followed by premier local providers discussing their expertise in home design and construction, décor and landscaping.
Sponsors and presenters are: Architecture Joyce Owens; Clive Daniel Home; Dan Hahn Custom Builders; John Grey Painting; VIP Realty Group; and R.S. Walsh Landscaping. Many of the presenters are long-time sponsors of the “Peek” home tour.
Zontian Judy Langley, chair of fundraising, said: “This event honors Zonta’s 20-year tradition of introducing unique homes but goes a step beyond. Currently, we can’t take ‘Peekers’ on a tour of the great work being done in our island homes, so we created an event to connect homeowners with knowledgeable, local professional firms and designers who do this work, showcasing the latest trends.”
What would have been the 19th annual “Peek” home tour in March 2020 was cancelled at the last minute by the pandemic. Last year, Zonta organized two online auctions featuring art and furniture items crafted by local artists. Now, as pandemic restrictions are eased, Zonta’s new event will start with a brunch buffet—included in the ticket price of $75.00—followed by professional presentations and ending with a session for audience questions.
The original “Peek” guided tour raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, awarded in grants to area non-profits whose work seeks to improve women’s lives. Through Zonta’s foundation, a 501(c)(3), over $1.1 million was raised and distributed in the past 20 years.
As always with Zonta community events, all proceeds will be directed to the foundation for distribution in grants to area non-profits whose mission mirrors Zonta’s own: empowering women. For information and tickets, visit www.ZontaSanCap.org/fundraising/.