Celebration: The Pineapple Jam hosted by Bob and Sandy Moss of Moss & Associates
On Friday, April 11th, the Historic Stranahan House Museum will celebrate the museum’s 30th anniversary as a history museum in Fort Lauderdale at the Annual Pineapple Jam Dinner and Auction. The event will be hosted by Bob and Sandy Moss, community leaders and founding family of Moss & Associates, who will also be celebrating a milestone of their own – their 44th wedding anniversary. The evening begins at 6 pm with a cocktail reception featuring live music, a silent auction, and historic house tours with docents dressed at Frank and Ivy Stranahan House. Dinner will be served at 7:30 pm under a grand tent overlooking the New River.
Event Co-Chairs Debra Vogel, of Wells Fargo, and Pat Kublin, of AutoNation, have spearheaded the efforts on behalf of the Board of Directors to celebrate the museum’s history while raising much needed funds to preserve the historic structure and expand the educational programs. “We are honored to have Bob and Sandy Moss celebrate an important milestone with us,” shared Vogel. “Their passion for our community and the Stranahan House has helped to lead the charge for this great event! We are grateful they have encouraged so many of their friends and business associates to rally around this important historic site.”
“This is an evening like no other,” agreed Kublin. “This will be a beautiful night along the New River celebrating our history with fine food, fellowship, and raising funds for the Stranahan House.”
The highlight of the evening will include a live auction during the sit down dinner featuring a special vacation package donated by Silversea Cruises and Landmark Travel – a 9 day cruise aboard the luxurious Silver Spirit From Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy to Barcelona, Spain on October 31, 2014. Silversea Cruises Silver Spirit carries a maximum of 540 on a vacation like no other. With six dining venues, an 8,300 square foot spa, resort-style pool, and largest suites in the Silverseas suites – 95% with private verandas. Valued at $8,300, 100% of the auction proceeds from this item will further the Historic Stranahan House Museum’s mission.
Other live auction items include an exclusive fishing excursion on Bob Moss’ private boat, a weeklong stay at a private Keys home, an original Florida landscape painting by Tim Forman, a $1,000 gift certificate to John Paul Jewelers, and a private party at Hugh’s Culinary. Hugh’s Culinary will also be serving up the evening’s delicious meal and signature drink “Jammin’ Juice” mixed with Tito’s Vodka.
Generous sponsors include:
- Founding Fathers: Moss & Associates and The Related Group
- Golden Traders: Crowe Horwath, L&R Structural Corp., Inc., and Steel Fabricators, LLC
- Settlers: Baker Concrete Construction, BB&T, C. Davis Electric Co., Inc., Healy Plumbing Inc., Lotspeich Co of Florida Inc., Northern Trust Corporation, Supermix Concrete & Superblock, Wells Fargo, and William R. Nash, Inc.
- Trading Partners: Bermuda Landscape and Design, Inc., C&C Concrete Pumping, Sandy and Wynne Casteel, Cauley Construction LLC, Epsylon USA, Alyse and Michael Gossman, Greenspoon Marder, Pat and Norman Kublin, L’Arte Della Cucina LLC, Lago Mar Resort, May Meacham and Davell PA, Nielson Hoover and Company, Opustone, Ready Window, Robert Allard Pools, Kate and Doug Smith, Siria and Tom Tatum, Titus Construction Group, Tripp Scott, Wecando Print, and Van Kirk & Sons, Inc.
- Media Sponsor: Fort Lauderdale Magazine
“Our sponsors and supporters are an important part of our Stranahan House family,” states Executive Director Kirk. “With their generous contributions, we are able to ensure that our programs continue to fulfill the 4th grade public school history requirement and we can make educational opportunities more accessible to our community. We are looking forward to great partnerships to carry us another 30 years!”
The event committee includes Debbie Barbuto of Balistreri Realty – Fort Lauderdale, Sandra Casteel who is Stranahan House’s Past Board President, Alice Harry of Standard Pacific Homes, Tom Letourneau of Wecando Print, Elizabeth Rizzuto of Xtreme Indoor Karting, Candace Rogers, Joanne Snead, Mitch Taylor of the Town of Davie, and Valerie Viglione of Echo Salon.
Stranahan House, built in 1901 by Frank Stranahan, credited as Fort Lauderdale’s founding father, and his wife Ivy Cromartie Stranahan, the area’s first school teacher, is the oldest surviving structure in Broward County. The site has served as a trading post, post office, town hall, restaurant, and home to the Stranahans. A guided tour of Fort Lauderdale’s Historic Stranahan House Museum is like a journey through time – a story of a family, a house, and a city. The Stranahan House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is open year-round, 7 days a week to school children, private groups, and the general public.
Tickets are $125.00 per person. Tropical attire is encouraged. For tickets and event information, contact April Kirk, Executive Director, at 954-524-4736 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A full list of sponsors can be found at www.stranahanhouse.org/events/pineapple-jam.