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Date of Issue: November 22, 2007

Center to host fun day

Anna Maria Island Community Center supporters Chuck and Joey Lester and The Islander newspaper will sponsor the Lester Family Fun Day at the Center 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.

The event will raise money for the Center, which recently celebrated the construction of the new building at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, but still needs to raise $700,000 for the capital campaign.

The Lesters proposed the fun day in 2002, seeking to provide family-oriented entertainment at old-fashioned prices.

Those who attend will find food and refreshments, games, arts and crafts, performers, musicians, and Santa Claus, who will arrive by fire truck at about noon.

The event also will feature a raffle and giveaways, including a prize from The Islander and 25 turkeys donated by the Lesters, who also underwrite the event.

For more information, call 941-778-1908.