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Original Sanibel Arms condo manager honored

March 14, 2018
By PEYTON LOGAN (Special to the ISLAND REPORTER) , Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

The owners and long-term guests of the original Sanibel Arms recently honored Nancy Wright, manager of the condo, for her 10 years of growth and large numbers of returning guests.

A memorial was established in recognition of Wright's mother.

"My mom was a wonderful guide and role model for me and I am truly honored by this recognition for the continued success our original Sanibel Arms community has had," she said.

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Nancy Wright and her sister, Patti, at the memorial installed by owners and long-term guests of the original Sanibel Arms in honor of their mother, Alvilta Wright.

The memorial consists of a small area of flowers and plants, with a bench set in front of a Hong Kong orchid tree, directly across from the condo office. Wright said the plants and flowers were selected as friendly to a variety of butterflies because her mother was very fond of them.

"What was especially, warmly, wonderful about this is that my friend, Monica DeBarr, and her two daughters, Savannah and Autumn, designed it themselves," she said. "Monica, who now teaches at Shadowlawn Elementary School in Naples, worked for us at Sanibel Arms for six years, part of a wonderful team we've always had."

A native of Dearborn, Michigan, Alvilta Wright left her retail career to become a stay-at-home mother for Wright and her sisters.

"When my sister visits from Michigan, we always visit mom's memorial and spend some good time together with memories," she said.



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