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HANDBAG HAPPY HOUR COLLECTION PARTY NOVEMBER 15;                                                


FORT MYERS, FLA., November 1, 2022 – Handbag Happy Hour returns with a collection party set for Tuesday, November 15, in Cape Coral.

New and gently loved handbags and men’s accessories can be brought to the collection party at Nevermind Awesome Bar, 927 Cape Coral Parkway.  The collection party begins at 5:17 p.m. and includes appetizers and beverages.

“We are so excited to bring this fabulous event back again this year,” said Event Chair Jennifer Nelson. “We have more than 100 new and previously loved handbags from celebrities and local supporters.”

Nelson and her committee have rescheduled the main Handbag Happy Hour event for Thursday, January 25, in the lobby and Players Circle Theatre, located at The Shell Factory in North Fort Myers.  Funds raised will benefit The Nature Park Environmental Education Foundation, the non-profit located at The Shell Factory, which received major damage in Hurricane Ian.

“This is a great opportunity for fashionistas everywhere to clean out their closets and bring those gently loved handbags to the party and mingle with other handbag aficionados,” said Pam Cronin, owner of The Shell Factory.

Nelson and Cronin emphasized that Handbag Happy Hour is a fund-raising event for both men and women.  As a special added attraction for men, a Cigar & Whiskey Bar will be set up.

Sponsorships are available. For sponsorship information, contact Nelson at 239-826-0556.

Tickets may be purchased online at or 239.995.2141 extension 110. Adult and holiday beverages and appetizers are included in the ticket price of $75 per person.

All proceeds will benefit The Nature Park Environmental Education Foundation, which provides transportation funding for Lee County school children to visit the park. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

About The Nature Park Environmental Education Foundation

The Nature Park Environmental Education Foundation is located at The Shell Factory in North Fort Myers and provides new and enhanced habitats, nutritious meals and enrichment for the animals, birds, reptiles and fish that call the Nature Park home. Contributions also provide funding for transportation for Lee County School students to visit the park.  The organization’s mission is to provide an educational and fun experience for local school children by providing the opportunity to learn about and explore the animals and the environment.  For more information or to make a tax-deductible gift, visit .

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