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Date of Issue: January 25, 2007

Donations to Challenge reach total of $117,495

The final response to the challenge issued by Chuck and Joey Lester has reached $117,495, of which Islanders and friends donated $67,495.

The beneficiary Anna Maria Island Community Center calculated the total from 183 donors at $67,495, to which the Lesters of Anna Maria added $50,000.

They had offered to match all donations up to $50,000 for the Center’s building fund, depleted by costs of construction of a new facility at its longtime site, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.