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Wreath Auction at Edison and Ford Winter Estates

FORT MYERS, Fla. (November 15, 2022) – Edison and Ford Winter Estates is partnering with the Fort Myers Woman’s Community Club for its annual wreath auction, which will be held on December 2, from 6-9 p.m. Dozens of handmade, unique holiday wreaths will be auctioned, with the proceeds benefitting restoration and preservation efforts at the Estates. The event is sponsored by Riverview Wealth Partners of Raymond James; Francine A. Payson, Senior Vice President, Wealth Management; and Tarek Z. Salhab, Senior Vice President, Investments.

The auction will take place in the river pavilion, along the Caloosahatchee River. Guests will be able to stroll the decorated grounds during Holiday Nights, and appetizers and a cash bar will be available.

“The auction is a way for anyone to help preserve the legacy of Thomas Edison,” said Mike Flanders, President and CEO at Edison and Ford Winter Estates. “This year more than ever, we need the community’s support to help us restore the gardens back to their magnificent beauty.”

Tickets for the wreath auction are $20 (includes Holiday Nights admission) per person and may be purchased at Advance, online registration is required by November 28. Space is limited.

Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Edison and Ford Winter Estates is the internationally known winter home site of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. More than 220,000 visitors walk through the location each year from all around the globe. The organization has received many awards, including the National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Garden Clubs’ Historic Preservation Award. The property is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures,” a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. The Edison Botanic Laboratory is a National Historic Chemical Landmark. The site is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and until 9 p.m. during the month of December for Holiday Nights.

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