Tickets now available for Community Cooperative’s 16th Annual Becoming Cosmopolitan: ‘Gone Country’ fundraising event planned Oct. 13

It is time to lasso up your tickets and prepare to mosey on over to The Ranch Concert Hall and Saloon for Community Cooperative’s 16th Annual Becoming Cosmopolitan “Gone Country” fundraising event.

Community Cooperative, along with presenting sponsor FineMark National Bank & Trust, will host the return of the popular annual fall fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon in Fort Myers.

VIP tickets are $250 per person and include exclusive access to the VIP Rancher Lounge. General admission tickets are $150 per person, with a Girlfriend’s Package with four General Admission tickets at $500. Tickets are available at communitycooperative.com/events/becoming-cosmopolitan-2022/.

In addition, volunteers, sponsors and auction items are needed for the signature fundraiser featuring cowboy cuisine, country cocktails at the watering hole, line dancing, boutique shopping and incredible silent and live auctions – all while raising money to support the mission of ending hunger and homelessness in Lee County.

Sponsorships include tickets and other benefits. The Step and Repeat Red Carpet Sponsor and VIP Rancher Lounge Sponsor are $7,500 each; the Key to the Closet Raffle Sponsor, Swag Bag Sponsor, Country Cocktails Sponsor, Cowgirl Couture Sponsor and Waterin’ Hole Bar Sponsor are $5,000 each; the Entertainment Sponsor, Valet Sponsor and Auction Sponsor are available for $3,500 each; the Growling Healthy Kids Sponsor and Boutique Marketplace Sponsor are $2,500 each, and the Cosmopolitan Cowgirl Sponsor is $1,500. Silent and live auction items are needed.

“Participation by attending, sponsoring, volunteering or donating auction items makes an incredibly big impact in Community Cooperative’s ability to continue helping our neighbors in need, many of whom are facing challenges making ends meet with the rising costs of gas, food and rent,” said Stefanie Edwards, Community Cooperative CEO. “With increased costs across all of our programs to meet the rising need, this fundraiser has never been more important to supporting our mission.”

For sponsorships as well as donations for silent and live auctions, contact Beth@CommunityCooperative.com or call 239-332-7687 ext. 101 for more information.

About Community Cooperative

For 37 years, Community Cooperative has worked to effectively eliminate hunger and homelessness in Lee County while simultaneously inspiring and supporting sustained positive change in its clients by delivering innovative food, education and social service programs. With a dedicated team of volunteers, board of directors and staff, Community Cooperative stays committed to its core responsibility to collect and distribute resources through a strong and viable network of community partners. Community Cooperative is an exemplary steward of the resources entrusted to it and serves clients with compassion and integrity. Through collaboration and ongoing education, Community Cooperative supports and strengthens those whose lives have been affected by hunger and homelessness, ensuring that they have access to the resources necessary to transform their lives with dignity. For more resources and information on how to get involved, contact Tami Holliday at Tami@communitycooperative.com or call 239-332-7687. Monetary donations are always welcomed and can be made directly at www.CommunityCooperative.com, or mailed to: Community Cooperative, P.O. Box 2143, Fort Myers, FL 33902.

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