The Historic Stranahan House Museum is celebrating its annual Pineapple Jam Auction & Dinner on Friday, March 31. Located at 335 S.E. 6th Avenue, Broward County’s oldest and most historic home is expected to welcome more than 300 guests for its largest annual event.
Pineapple Jam 2017 welcomes Co-Chairs Brett and Britani Atkinson and Community Hosts Debbie and Scott Desharnais. The evening includes cocktails, a silent auction, and tours of Stranahan House starting at 6 p.m. followed by a formal dinner and live auction at 7:30 p.m.
The backdrop for the evening celebration consists of waterfront vistas under the stars and an up-close view of the Stranahan House, whose humble beginnings in 1901 laid the foundation for Fort Lauderdale as it is today.
During the cocktail reception, guests will have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items including a 30-person private wine and cheese reception at the House, hand-painted Adirondack chairs by local artists Janie Casoria and Nadine Floyd, staycations, sporting events, wine dinners, and more.
After a multi-course dinner catered by Hugh’s Culinary, a live auction will be emceed by Moss & Associates Chairman and CEO Bob Moss, who is celebrating his fourth consecutive year as a Founding Family Sponsor of Pineapple Jam. Moss will be joined by charity auctioneer and community supporter Gordon Latz to auction a stay in a Keys vacation home, a boat trip with Moss on the SandBob, stunning jewelry from John Paul Jewelers, and other one-of-a-kind items and experiences.
In addition to Moss & Associates, Founding Family Sponsors of Pineapple Jam include Aon Risk Solutions and The Related Group. Golden Trader Sponsors include Advance Stucco / KD Construction, B&B Contracting, Crowe Horwath, GM&P Consulting & Glazing Contractors, Hill York, Moraca Builders, Power Design, Inc., Proietto Companies, Schindler Elevator Corporation, Steel Fabricators and Wells Fargo.
Settler Sponsors include Baker Concrete Construction, Biscayne Roofing & Waterproofing Systems, C. Davis Electric, Crawford-Tracey Corp., EDSA, Healey Plumbing, HJ Foundation Company, Lotspeich Co. of FL, May, Meacham & Davell, PA, Northern Trust, Pegasus Painting & Waterproofing, Ready Window, Summers Fire Sprinklers, Supermix / Superblock, The Window Guys, Tripp Scott, PA, Wecando Print, and Van Kirk and Sons.
Trading Partner Sponsors include Bermuda Landscape and Design, Bostic Steel, East Coast Metal Structures, Alyse and Mike Gossman, Henry’s Carpet and Interiors, Norm and Pat Kublin, Doug and Kate Smith, Southeast Mechanical Contractors, and Christine and Robert Yates.
Pioneer Sponsors include Advanced Roofing, Sandy and Wynne Casteel, Cemex, Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors, Hypower, Net Construction, S&S Painting and Waterproofing, and Snyder & Snyder PA. Additional support is provided by The Las Olas Company and the Riverside Hotel, LauderAle, Xtreme Action Park, MHG Insurance and Pineapple Jam committee members Sandy Casteel, Alice Harry, Gene Harvey, Pat Kublin, Tom Letourneau, Bob and Sandra Moss, Katharine and Scott Moss, and Elizabeth Sommerfeld.
“The support from our community for this event and the Stranahan House is so wonderful. We are excited to know that the event will sell out!” said Executive Director April Kirk of the Historic Stranahan House Museum. “On average, this event generates a quarter of our annual operating budget, so we couldn’t be more thankful to our partners in the community whose contributions to Pineapple Jam support the House’s education and preservation programs all year long.”
Last year’s Pineapple Jam generated more than $135,000, a third of the House’s operating budget for 2016.
“We are looking forward to an equally exciting and impactful Pineapple Jam this year,” Kirk said.
For more information about the Historic Stranahan House Museum, visit www.stranahanhouse.org.
About Historic Stranahan House and Museum
The Stranahan House was built in 1901, when Broward County was no more than a bleak southern frontier supposedly unsuited for human habitation. The existing residents were the Seminoles who traveled down the New River to Frank Stranahan’s trading post to do business. Over the years as Fort Lauderdale grew and developed, the house became a post office, boarding house, restaurant and home to the “Founding Father” and “First Lady” of Fort Lauderdale – Ivy and Frank Stranahan. Today it stands as the oldest house in Fort Lauderdale and an epicenter of Broward County’s long and fascinating history.