The Kentucky Derby is not complete without large, decorative hats, colorful outfits and, of course, horse races. Although we were not at the Churchill Downs Racetrack, we enjoyed the Derby-themed 18th Annual ABC's Auction for Education hosted by the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce (GFMCC) on Friday, May 2. The turnout was a success with almost 200 guests all dressed in their Derby best.

Each year the GFMCC hosts this auction to donate all proceeds to the Education Grants Foundation for Lee County School teachers and to non-profit organizations that have an educational platform. We had the pleasure of being the "Secretariat Sponsor" this year and our newest team member, Kayla Collier, was the very busy social media reporter covering the event for the Chamber.

After the silent auction and dinner, Krista Fogelson, news anchor from NBC2, emceed the live auction. We were very proud to share in a great evening with wonderful colleagues and the many volunteers who helped make the event possible.