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President’s Message ~ Chris Pendleton, President & CEO

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 3rd
Photo by Ilene Safron - Mainsail Productions

Photo by Ilene Safron – Mainsail Productions

One of the most exciting new features of the Edison Ford site will open on November 13, 2016 with the ribbon cutting ceremony at 3:00 p.m. The Edison River Pavilion has been a long time in the planning and funding process, but it is well worth the wait, as it is spectacular!!

We hope all of our Members turn out for the opening to see the beautiful new open-air pavilion and to enjoy an afternoon of music, hors d’oeurves, beverages, and time with friends. It will also be a great time to meet Edison Ford staff and the political leaders who helped make this happen. Remember to RSVP by November 7 to Darlene Hermey, Membership Coordinator at 239-334-7419 or dhermey@edisonfordwinterestates.org.

river-pavilion-with-bunting     We all know the history by now, but to remind us again, this new structure replicates the original Edison River Pavilion that sat at the end of the long, long pier. The original river pavilion was destroyed as well as the connecting pier, but with the help of FEMA, the State of Florida Emergency Management and the resources of the City of Fort Myers and Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Inc., we have built a great replica which meets current code and will be safe from the storms out on the Caloosahatchee.

Today the cove at Edison Ford is a beautiful and protected historical and environmental treasure as it is home to endangered manatees and sawfish, as well as other fish and river grasses. The Edison River Pavilion and Coconut Grove is a great place for an event or just to watch the river.

river-pavilion-table-and-chairs     The new Edison River Pavilion is now ready for special events and parties. It is already being snapped up by groups, families and businesses as a great place for holiday parties, anniversaries, weddings and social group meetings. The rental fees are very affordable and groups will be able to pick from our caterers or bring in their own food choices. Rental table and chair options are also available. Beverages can be made available by our friends at Pinchers at The Marina at Edison Ford. For more information on this great new entertainment area, contact Cori Cramsey, Events Manager at ccramsey@edisonfordwinterestates.org or call 239-334-7419.

I hope all of our members will come to the annual Membership Celebration to see the new Edison River Pavilion, and join us throughout the year for music and special events in this exciting new location.

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