The Luminary Hotel is hosting a community barbeque and rally on Wednesday afternoon, giving people a chance to get some food and take their minds off the impacts of hurricane Ian.
The event goes from noon to 4 p.m. Attendees will also have the chance to bring home food and essential goods for their families.
Bobby Nokley, assistant general manager of the Luminary, helped organize the event and spoke to WINK News about it.
“Today is really a stepping stone event,” Nokley said.
Nokley hopes to entertain the children of Southwest Florida as they continue an extended break due to the damage Hurricane Ian did to their schools. between 500 and 700 people, at a minimum, are expected to attend.
“This is about bringing the community together,” said Katie Wendorf, executive administrative assistant at Luminary Hotel & Co.
All proceeds from the event will go to the Harry Chapin Food Bank.
“We just want people to come out, experience the property and each other, just get together,” said Nick Wymore, director of food and beverage at Luminary Hotel & Co.