The Shell Love Bug made an appearance, courtesy of the Lee County Visitors & Convention Bureau | Brick by Brick Picnic, 03-18-2018

Scenes from the Brick by Brick Picnic – March 18th, 2018

The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation once again presented its spring fundraiser, the Brick by Brick Picnic, in the Children’s Garden on March 18th.

Family fun, auctions, prizes, face-painting, bounce house, and entertainment by Bear Hill Bluegrass were all on the agenda. Food and beverages were provided by Denny’s and Suncoast Beverage. Our face painter was Sandy Bates, and the Zaniacs from Happy Dolphin Press were in attendance, too.  Wheel Fun provided a bounce house for the little ones to enjoy, and a gift card for the raffle. The Train Museum provided train tickets for the raffle. Special thanks to the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau for their support in soliciting auction items from numerous businesses, with VERY special thanks for parking the Shell Love Bug in the Children’s Garden for the afternoon! It was a lovely day and we had a lovely time.

 Many thanks go to the providers of our raffle and auction items, including Boston Red Sox, the Minnesota Twins, Pure Florida, Kelly Greens Golf and Tennis, PJ Boox, Happy Dolphin Press, Tropic Star Adventures, Frank Moore Photography, Marriott, Hampton Inn, Everglades Day Safari, Edison Ford Winter Estates, Lee County Parks & Recreation, Holiday Inn Airport, Butterfly Estates, Wicked Dolphin, and Shell Point Golf.

Engraved brick sales are ongoing. The proceeds will help to support additional phases of the Children’s Garden and other Foundation projects that enhance and beautify the park. Need a gift? Buy a brick!  CLICK for details on how to purchase.

Here are some pictorial highlights from the event, courtesy of the incredibly generous Bill Price.

Welcoming committee | Brick by Brick Picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 03-18-2018

Welcoming committee | Brick by Brick Picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 03-18-2018

Some of the team, making things happen! | Brick by Brick Picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 03-18-2018

Some of the team, making things happen! | Brick by Brick Picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 03-18-2018

Zombie vs. Zaniac - a young guest gets author Scott P Smith to autograph his book at our Brick by Brick Picnic, 03-18-2018

Zombie vs. Zaniac – a young guest gets author Scott P Smith to autograph his book at our Brick by Brick Picnic, 03-18-2018

Guests relaxing in the shady Children's Garden, Brick by Brick Picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 03-18-2018

Guests relaxing in the shady Children’s Garden, Brick by Brick Picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 03-18-2018

Good times in the garden | Brick by Brick Picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 03-18-2018

Good times in the garden | Brick by Brick Picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 03-18-2018

Guests relaxing in the shady Children's Garden, Brick by Brick Picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 03-18-2018

Guests relaxing in the shady Children’s Garden, Brick by Brick Picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 03-18-2018

The bounce house was popular - thanks, Wheel Fun! | Brick by Brick Picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 03-18-2018

The bounce house was popular – thanks, Wheel Fun! | Brick by Brick Picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 03-18-2018

Denny's, our sponsor for picnic fare along with Suncoast Beverage | Brick by Brick Picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 03-18-2018

Denny’s, our sponsor for picnic fare along with Suncoast Beverage | Brick by Brick Picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 03-18-2018

Magical things can and do happen in the Children's Garden at Lakes Park | Brick by Brick Picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 03-18-2018

Magical things can and do happen in the Children’s Garden at Lakes Park | Brick by Brick Picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 03-18-2018

Family fun day! | Brick by Brick Picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 03-18-2018

Family fun day! | Brick by Brick Picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 03-18-2018

Some of our valued park patrons came to see us | Brick by Brick Picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 03-18-2018

Some of our valued park patrons came to see us | Brick by Brick Picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 03-18-2018

More valued park patrons relaxing in the shade of the "big top" tent | Brick by Brick Picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 03-18-2018

More valued park patrons relaxing in the shade of the “big top” tent | Brick by Brick Picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 03-18-2018

The Children's Garden Committee was well-represented | Brick by Brick Picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 03-18-2018

The Children’s Garden Committee was well-represented | Brick by Brick Picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 03-18-2018

Scott and Jenn Smith, aka "The Zaniacs", with author/artist Joyce Lake (center) | Brick by Brick Picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 03-18-2018

Scott and Jenn Smith, aka “The Zaniacs”, with author/artist Joyce Lake (center) | Brick by Brick Picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 03-18-2018

Family time in the garden | Brick by Brick Picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 03-18-2018

Family time in the garden | Brick by Brick Picnic at Lakes Regional Park, 03-18-2018