Luminary Hotel & Co. will be hosting a Downtown Community Rally & BBQ on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from noon to 4 p.m., bringing the community together with resources, food, games, and opportunities in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
The rain or shine event will take place at the Caloosa Sound Amphitheater, where families can enjoy a hot BBQ meal sponsored by Cheney Brothers, Inc.; wiffle ball with the Minnesota Twins; and music. The public can also engage with several community nonprofit organizations that will be offering information on services, resources and other opportunities for those in need.
The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida will be distributing food kits to the community with a mix of shelf-stable dry goods (canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned tuna or chicken, pasta, rice, etc.) that have approximately 15-20 pounds of food in each kit while supplies last.
“This rally will facilitate the distribution of food and other resources, but it will also be a welcome break for so many who’ve been working nonstop in the recovery effort,” said Joe Collier, President and Founder of Mainsail Lodging & Development. “Even in the face of such overwhelming loss, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate the indomitable spirit of this community.”
Later that evening, Luminary will also be hosting a “Raise The Roof for Hurricane Ian” event at Beacon Social Drinkery from 4 to 10 p.m., where 100% of all sales from the night will go to the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida in support of those impacted by the storm.
The event is being presented by Luminary Hotel & Co., located in downtown Fort Myers, and its community sponsors and partners Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida; Cheney Brothers, Inc.; Food Sales East; Coca–Cola Beverages Florida; Minnesota Twins; Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company.
Caloosa Sound Amphitheater is located at 2101 Edwards Drive in downtown Fort Myers. For more information on the Community Rally & BBQ, visit the hotel’s event page at LuminaryHotel.com/events.