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Dinner in a private home, “Off The Hood Hideaway,” on Keewaydin Island for ten (10) people
Boat transportation to and from the island will be provided
A private concert during dinner by country music artist James Otto
Catering by Lisa Resch of Carolina Catering Co. 


If you truly want to get away from it all, come to Keewaydin Island—but you’d better be serious, as the island is only accessible by boat and has no cars, roads or bridges. Although Marco Island can be seen from the southern tip of Keewaydin, it might as well be in a parallel universe. Residents took a close look at the development occurring in places such as Marco and Fort Myers Beach, and they banded together successfully to stop the outside world from intruding. The result is an ecosystem which is natural and unspoiled, with the majority of the island dedicated to a wildlife preserve populated by wild boar, bobcats, gopher tortoises and white-tailed deer.

There are only 15 private homes on Keewaydin, and your party will dine in one of them. During the meal you’ll be serenaded by James Otto, Nashville artist and member of the MuzikMafia dedicated to “country music without prejudice.” Despite his iconoclastic approach to the music business, he’s best known for his number one hit “Just Got Started Lovin’ You.” Between Otto’s soulful songs and the resonating silence of Keewaydin, it will be an evening you won’t soon forget.

INSIDER’S INFO: Dinner to be scheduled for a mutually agreeable date.

DONORS: Carrie & John Cooney