Community Cooperative’s 16th Annual ‘Gone Country’ Fundraising Event Planned for October 13

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Community Cooperative’s 16th Annual Becoming Cosmopolitan: ‘Gone Country’ fundraising event planned Oct. 13

Tickets for the popular event to help combat hunger and homelessness go on sale in August

FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 18, 2022) – Community Cooperative, along with presenting sponsor FineMark National Bank & Trust, will host the return of the popular annual fall fundraiser, Becoming Cosmopolitan: Gone Country, on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon in Fort Myers.

It’s the 16th year of Community Cooperative’s signature fundraising event, promising Southwest Florida a darn tootin’ good time! Guests will put on their cosmopolitan cowboy boots and two-step over to The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon for an evening featuring cowboy cuisine, country cocktails at the watering hole, line dancing, boutique shopping and incredible silent and live auctions – all while raising money to support the mission of ending hunger and homelessness in Lee County.

“With the rising costs of gas, food and rent, people in our community are relying on us now more than ever,” said Stefanie Edwards, EO of Community Cooperative. “We are extremely excited to be able to host the fundraiser this year after having to take a couple of years off due to the pandemic.”

Tickets go on sale in August. In the meantime, save the date and invite friends for the 16th Annual Becoming Cosmopolitan: Gone Country.

Sponsorships as well as donations for silent and live auctions are needed. Contact [email protected] or call (239) 332-7687 ext. 101 for more information.

About Community Cooperative

For 37 years, Community Cooperative has worked to effectively eliminate hunger and homelessness in Lee County while simultaneously inspiring and supporting sustained positive change in its clients by delivering innovative food, education and social service programs. With a dedicated team of volunteers, board of directors and staff, Community Cooperative stays committed to its core responsibility to collect and distribute resources through a strong and viable network of community partners. Community Cooperative is an exemplary steward of the resources entrusted to it and serves clients with compassion and integrity. Through collaboration and ongoing education, Community Cooperative supports and strengthens those whose lives have been affected by hunger and homelessness, ensuring that they have access to the resources necessary to transform their lives with dignity. For more resources and information on how to get involved, contact Tami Holliday at [email protected] or call 239-332-7687. Monetary donations are always welcomed and can be made directly at www.CommunityCooperative.com, or mailed to: Community Cooperative, P.O. Box 2143, Fort Myers, FL 33902.