The theme of Fun Time’s annual fundraiser, Let the Fun Times Roll at Mardi Gras, was evident as guests embraced the spirit in their colorful masks, beads and clothing. More than 380 were in attendance on February 28, 2014, at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club.

The brightly decorated halls were filled with opportunities to bid on over 100 silent auction items, including vintage wines, sports items, artwork, fishing packages and more. Bigham Jewelers graciously donated a beautiful three-piece set of David Yurman jewelry for the raffle prize. Bonnie Bigham was in attendance and personally presented the items to the winning ticket holder.

The video “Discover Fun Time” featured student, Clarens, as the tour guide and Franny Kain, executive director. It demonstrated the many facets of learning at Fun Time in an amusing and heartwarming manner.

Celebrity auctioneer Bill Barnett encouraged bidders in enthusiastic competition for prize experiences, which included a Ruth’s Chris dinner for ten at the winning bidder’s home, a luxury cruise, an escape to Bigfork Montana and a fantastic getaway to the Big Easy.

Chairs Janet and Blake Gable expressed their gratitude to Becky and John Allen, who served as honorary chairs, as well as to those in attendance and all the generous sponsors.

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