CROW’s 36th Taste of the Islands Announces Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands as Presenting Sponsor

Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Sanibel Community Park

12 p.m. to 5 p.m.


CROW’s 36th Taste of the Islands Announces Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands as Presenting Sponsor

SANIBEL, Fla. (August 30, 2017) - The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) welcomes Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands as the returning Presenting Sponsor for the 36th Taste of the Islands. This marks the bank’s eighth year as the Presenting Sponsor of CROW's signature event.

CROW’s Executive Director Linda Estep welcomes their return: “We are extremely appreciative of Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands' continuing support of CROW and our work saving local wildlife.”

>> Taste of the Islands Chair Debra Neri with Willy Ocasio and Rob Lisenbee of Bank of the Islands and CROW's Executive Director Linda Estep >>

Taste of the Islands will be held Sunday, November 12, at Sanibel Community Park. Gates open at 12 p.m. and close at 5 p.m. The event features live music and showcases Sanibel and Captiva Islands' vibrant and diverse restaurant community. New this year, guests can meet CROW's Animal Ambassadors in the Sanibel Community House.

Admission to Taste of the Islands is $7 and children younger than 12 years of age are free. Guests purchase CROW Bucks to get their "tastes" from participating restaurants. Item prices range from one to six CROW Bucks. Admissions and CROW Bucks are available for purchase at the event and in advance through CROW's website (click here to buy online) and can be picked up at the Will Call booth at Taste of the Islands.

Proceeds from Taste of the Islands ensure CROW's continued success providing the highest quality care and treatment of injured, ill and orphaned wildlife through state-of-the-art veterinary care. Funds also support public educational exhibits at the Visitor Education Center. Healthy Wildlife means a healthy environment for all of us. 

For more information about Taste, sponsorships, or to become a participating restaurant, please contact Mary C. Schoeffel, Development Director at (239) 472-3644 #232 or

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About Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1968. CROW Saves Wildlife Through Care, Education and Collaboration.  CROW’s facilities, located on Sanibel Island, include a visitor education center and a state-of-the-art hospital where ill and injured wildlife receive care.  For more information, visit


About Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands

Bank of the Islands, a name synonymous with island community banking since 1974, is located at 1699 Periwinkle Way, at the corner of Casa Ybel Road, on Sanibel. The Captiva office is at 14812 Captiva Drive, next to the Captiva Post Office. As the oldest locally owned and managed community bank on the islands, Bank of the Islands is proud to be the winner fo 33 "Best fo the Islands" awards since 1999, including being chosen the Best Island Bank for 18 years straight. For more information, visit