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87th Annual Sanibel Shell Festival Wrap-Up

Congratulations and a heartfelt Thank You to the Sanibel Shell Crafters, and everyone involved in the organizing and collaboration of the 87th Annual Sanibel Shell Festival at the Sanibel Community House. We broke record attendance all three days and are extra grateful to all of our Volunteers and Vendors.

A special Thank You to The Sanibel School Students and Bailey-Matthew National Shell Museum & Aquarium Educators who carried on the tradition at the infamous “Shell Shed” educating guests on live mollusks as they perused the Festival.

Thank You to everyone who contributed, donated, sponsored, and was a part of our Island tradition. Your support helps The Sanibel Community House, Your Island Gathering Place—honor and preserve our mission statement: “To enrich community spirit through educational, cultural and social gatherings in our historic Community House.”

87th Annual Sanibel Shell Festival People’s Choice Exhibit Winners

Class 1–Flower Arrangements Made of Shells

1st – Blue Ribbon – Barb Walling of Sanibel
2nd – Red Ribbon – Barb Walling of Sanibel
3rd – White Ribbon – Mary Hennemann of Fort Myers

Class 2–Animals

1st – Sea Urchin Mobile – Barb Walling of Sanibel
2nd – Turkey – Gina Panzer of Fort Myers

 Class 8–Mirror/Pictures/Shadowboxes

1st – Shell Mirror – Linda Harrell of Fort Myers
2nd – Flamingo Shadowbox – Linda Harrell of Fort Myers
3rd – Shadowbox Flower Shell – Denise Moore of Fort Myers

 Class 9–Wreath

1st – Blue wreath with Dosinias – Deb Determan of Sanibel
2nd – Wreath with Mussel Shells – Linda Ledel of Cape Coral
3rd – Shell Flower Wreath – Barb Walling of Sanibel

Class 13–Tabletop Display

1st – Shell Tree – Marvin & Mary Hennemann of Fort Myers
2nd (Tie) – Unicorn – Denise Moore of Fort Myers
2nd (Tie) – Needlepoint Shell Frame – Leslie Anding of Sanibel
3rd –  Under the Sea-Shell Creatures – Cheri Bailey of Fort Myers

 Class 14–Miscellaneous

1st – Shell Mailbox – Sandra Hotaling of Fort Myers
2nd – Dutch Shoes – Marvin & Mary Hennemann of Fort Myers

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The 88th Annual Sanibel Shell Festival will be held at the Sanibel Community House on March 6-8, 2025!

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