FORT LAUDERDALE, Fl – The Historic Stranahan House Museum recently opened its doors to nearly 400 guests for its largest fundraiser of the year, the Pineapple Jam Dinner and Auction. The event generated more than $135,000, which will support the Museum’s ongoing educational and community outreach programs and the preservation of the local landmark.

Guests at Pineapple Jam enjoying their dinner catered by Hughs CulinaryGuests at Pineapple Jam enjoying their dinner catered by Hugh’s Culinary. Photo courtesy of Clay Wieland Photography

Community Hosts Katharine and Scott Moss and Founding Family sponsors Sandy and Bob Moss of Moss & Associates welcomed guests for an action-packed evening, which included a cocktail reception featuring an ‘Anchors Aweigh!’ signature drink by Tito’s Vodka, a multi-course dinner by Hugh’s Culinary, a silent auction, a live auction conducted by renowned auctioneer Gordon Latz, and tours of the historic House along the scenic banks of the New River.

“What an amazing night for the Historic Stranahan House Museum!” said April Kirk, executive director of the Historic Stranahan House Museum, the oldest surviving structure in Fort Lauderdale and former home to the pioneers of the city, Frank and Ivy Stranahan. “I can’t say thank you enough to our wonderful committee, board, staff, sponsors, business partners, volunteers and friends in the community whose contributions helped us surpass every goal we had set for this year’s event.”

Co-chairs of Pineapple Jam were Sandy and Bob Moss and Marie and Leo Hansen. Committee members were Brett and Britani Atkinson, Sandy Casteel, Frank Fernandez, Alice Harry, Gene Harvey, Pat Kublin, Tom Letourneau and Elizabeth Sommerfeld.

Among the items in the live auction were an original watercolor painting by artist Marilyn Johansen, an evening dinner cruise for ten aboard the Sea Owl provided by Hugh McCauley, a Las Olas progressive dinner provided by the Royal Pig Pub, Su Viche, Timpano Chophouse and Stranahan House, a six-hour fishing or cruising trip for six on the SandBob provided by Bob and Sandy Moss, and a white South Sea pearl necklace provided by Jon Paul Jewelers.

Founding Family sponsors of Pineapple Jam included Moss & Associates, Aon Construction Services Group, L & R Structural Corp., Inc., and The Related Group. Additional support was provided by The Las Olas Company, Crowe Horwath, GM&P Consulting and Glazing Contractors, Inc., Go-Tilt Construction, Moraca Builders, Inc., Northern Trust, Power Design Incorporated, RIVA, Tripp Scott, Wells Fargo, and United Site Services.

Catering was provided by Hugh's Culinary, wine was donated by Hilton Worldwide, beer was donated by LauderAle and vodka was courtesy of Tito's Vodka and Wecando Print.

Other benefactors included Clay Wieland Photography, Xtreme Action Park, Carroll’s Jewelers and Ann’s Florist Las Olas.

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