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Shucker's celebrates 100 years Fort Myers Beach restaurant holds 1920's-theme bash

With men in suits and women in 1920's flapper outfits, Shucker's at the Gulfshore and Cottage Bar celebrated 100 years of being on the beach Saturday with a casino-themed party that paid homage to its roots and raised money for Fort Myers Beach Elementary School.

Patrons gathered around poker tables, blackjack tables, a craps table and a roulette wheel as part of the fundraising efforts for the school. Guests purchased play money, with the biggest winners earning prizes such as weekend getaway vacations and jet ski rentals while the band Smack Daddy played music from the The Cars and Eddie Money.

"We are just absolutely blown away at the response from the community," Shucker's General Manager Brian Nagle said.

"I think this is what Fort Myers Beach needed right now," he said. "It's just a great way for everybody to come together for teachers and students."

The owners of Shucker's were all in town for the festivities, with co-owners Greta Reinfried-Corazza and Dana Gosford remarking on how much times have changed since their arrival on the Beach in the 1960's when they attended Fort Myers Beach Elementary School.