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Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest 2013

Kharli Rose/Special to the Daily News
More than 300 people participated in Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club to benefit the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University's Endowed Music Therapy Program, and Edison State College's Pediatric Nursing Program.

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Kharli Rose/Special to the Daily News More than 300 people participated in Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club to benefit the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University's Endowed Music Therapy Program, and Edison State College's Pediatric Nursing Program.

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  • Kharli Rose/Special to the Daily News
'This is what it is all about,' auctioneer Scott Robertson says while holding Ella Sterling, 5, of Naples during the Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Sterling is a former patient of the Golisano Childrenís Hospital of Southwest Florida, which was the primary beneficiary of the event. Florida Gulf Coast Universityís Endowed Music Therapy Program and Edison State Collegeís Pediatric Nursing Program also benefitted.
  • Kharli Rose/Special to the Daily News
More than 300 people participated in Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club to benefit the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University's Endowed Music Therapy Program, and Edison State College's Pediatric Nursing Program.
  • Kharli Rose/Special to the Daily News
Wine Fest trustee Rose O'Dell King bids during the Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. More than 300 people participated in the event to benefit the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University's Endowed Music Therapy Program, and Edison State College's Pediatric Nursing Program
  • Kharli Rose/Special to the Daily News
Auctioneer Scott Robertson acknowledges wine fest trustees Richard Pitbladdo and Vicki Bond for their $100,000 bid during the Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. More than 300 people participated in the event to benefit the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University's Endowed Music Therapy Program, and Edison State College's Pediatric Nursing Program.
  • Kharli Rose/Special to the Daily News
Emma Sterling, 5, tells Kellie Burns about her artwork for the auction during the Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Sterling is a former patient of the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, which was the primary beneficiary of the event. Florida Gulf Coast University's Endowed Music Therapy Program and Edison State College's Pediatric Nursing Program also benefitted.
  • Kharli Rose/Special to the Daily News
More than 300 people participated in Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club to benefit the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University's Endowed Music Therapy Program, and Edison State College's Pediatric Nursing Program.
  • Kharli Rose/Special to the Daily News
â“This is what itâ’s all about,â” auctioneer Scott Robertson said while holding Ella Sterling, 5, of Naples during the Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Sterling is a former patient of the Golisano Childrenâ’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, which was the primary beneficiary of the event. Florida Gulf Coast Universityâ’s Endowed Music Therapy Program and Edison State Collegeâ’s Pediatric Nursing Program also benefitted.
  • In this 2013 file photo, more than 300 people participated in Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest on Feb. 23, 2013, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club.
  • Kharli Rose/Special to the Daily News
More than 300 people participated in Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club to benefit the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University's Endowed Music Therapy Program, and Edison State College's Pediatric Nursing Program.
  • Kharli Rose/Special to the Daily News
Wine Fest trustees Ron and Dorothy Fitzgerald received their flare after bidding on a trip to Argentina during the Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Proceeds benefitted the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University's Endowed Music Therapy Program, and Edison State College's Pediatric Nursing Program.
  • Kharli Rose/Special to the Daily News
Donna and Allen Henry enjoy another year at the Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. More than 300 people participated in the event Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, to benefit the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University's Endowed Music Therapy Program, and Edison State College's Pediatric Nursing Program
  • Kharli Rose/Special to the Daily News
Bill Vareschi dances with Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader Keishawna G. to kick-off the auction for the Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Proceeds benefitted the Golisano Childrenâ’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Florida Gulf Coast Universityâ’s Endowed Music Therapy Program, and Edison State Collegeâ’s Pediatric Nursing Program.
  • Kharli Rose/Special to the Daily News
More than 300 people participated in Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club to benefit the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University's Endowed Music Therapy Program, and Edison State College's Pediatric Nursing Program.
  • Kharli Rose/Special to the Daily News
More than 300 people participated in Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club to benefit the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University's Endowed Music Therapy Program, and Edison State College's Pediatric Nursing Program.
  • Kharli Rose/Special to the Daily News
More than 300 people participated in Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club to benefit the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University's Endowed Music Therapy Program, and Edison State College's Pediatric Nursing Program.
  • Kharli Rose/Special to the Daily News
More than 300 people participated in Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club to benefit the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University's Endowed Music Therapy Program, and Edison State College's Pediatric Nursing Program.
  • Kharli Rose/Special to the Daily News
More than 300 people participated in Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club to benefit the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University's Endowed Music Therapy Program, and Edison State College's Pediatric Nursing Program.
  • Kharli Rose/Special to the Daily News
More than 300 people participated in Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club to benefit the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University's Endowed Music Therapy Program, and Edison State College's Pediatric Nursing Program.
  • Kharli Rose/Special to the Daily News
More than 300 people participated in Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club to benefit the Golisano Childrenâ’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Florida Gulf Coast Universityâ’s Endowed Music Therapy Program, and Edison State Collegeâ’s Pediatric Nursing Program.
  • Kharli Rose/Special to the Daily News
More than 300 people participated in Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club to benefit the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University's Endowed Music Therapy Program, and Edison State College's Pediatric Nursing Program.

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