Guests cheered as the tally of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest hit $3.353 million – a record – but Dorothy Fitzgerald wasn’t satisfied.
“Sit down. I mean, sit down!” the event co-chair shouted Saturday from the podium at Miromar Lakes Beach Club. “It ain’t over till the fat lady sings, and the fat lady ain’t sung yet.”
With that, she urged guests to keep giving to one auction lot – No. 30, It’s Time to Make Change. Donors tossed coins with certain amounts into piggy banks; wine fest trustees Gary King and Rose O’Dell King would match each donation up to $25,000.