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Committee announced for Shine: A Benefit for Hope

FORT MYERS, FL (April 14, 2021) – As returning hosts of the second annual Shine benefit for Hope Kids Care, State Representative Jenna Persons-Mulicka and former Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto have announced the committee for the Friday, Oct. 15 event at 5 p.m. at the historic Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers.

Shine Committee members Rebekah MacFarlane Barney, Zannon Garza, and Laurie Moore
Shine Committee members Rebekah Barney, Zannon Garza, and Laurie Moore
Shine Committee members Rachel Busch and Vanessa Tyler
Shine Committee members Rachel Busch and Vanessa Tyler.
Shine Committee members Lillian Canfield, Amy Thibaut, and Noelle Branning
Shine Committee members Noelle Branning, Lillian Canfield, and Amy Thibaut.
Rebekah MacFarlane Barney, Noelle Branning, Rachel Busch, Lillian Canfield, Zannon Garza, Laurie Moore, Amy Thibaut and Vanessa Tyler will serve as the committee members for the elegant outdoor event featuring riverside cocktails, dining, entertainment, and a live auction to support Hope’s mission of providing comforting care to everyone living with serious illness. To request an invitation to the event or learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit or call 239-985-7730. Shine will be hosted safely, with the appropriate recommended measures in place, to ensure the well-being of all guests. Hope Hospice is a not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to providing care and comfort to every individual and their loved ones as they fulfill life’s journey. For more information, visit

Painting by Mary Jo Walker

This picture-perfect custom painting by the incomparable Mary Jo Walker is truly one-of-a kind! Mary Jo brings mystique and unique beauty to each masterpiece she creates. Place a bid to win your very own artwork from this incredibly talented artist.

She’s Got Beauty & Style

Perfect for the fashionista AND beauty queen, this packaged lot features a luxurious Yves Saint Laurent monogram shoulder bag and a rejuvenating facial* at Natalie’s Skin Solutions. With this auction lot, beauty and style are all yours!

*Or other service, value not to exceed $1,300

Newport, RI Getaway

This getaway for two promises a refreshing trip to luxurious Newport, Rhode Island, recently named a top destination by Conde Nast Traveler. Soak up the sights and sounds of this beautiful area with this auction lot, including hotel accommodations, dinner and a mansion tour.
auction lot art held by artist Rachel Pierce

Art Studio Experience with Rachel Pierce

Join local artist Rachel Pierce for an art studio experience at her brand-new, private studio on Sanibel. Gather your friends to create your own, custom acrylic paintings under Rachel’s direction. Wine and appetizers included!

Bubbly Bee Beverage Cart

Bring on the bubbly while you bid on the chance to welcome Bubbly Bee to your next garden party, family soiree, or corporate event. Southwest Florida’s elite mobile tap truck features three taps that can refresh you and your guests with a variety of beverages such as beer, wine, prosecco, mimosas and more.

Starlight, Starbright, Fill My Glass Tonight

Some wheelbarrows have all the fun. Keep the party going after the event by taking home a wheelbarrow filled with an assortment of fine wines and top-shelf liquor.