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All My Children's Walt Willy Hosts Marco Island Charity Event 2008

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Soapfest on Marco Island returns.  Will benefit several children's charities


Walt Willey (Jack, All My Children)The best of daytime television's soap stars will return to Marco Island for the 10th year to raise money for charity.  On May 17 & 18,  actors from All My Children, As The World Turns, General Hospital, and Guiding Light will mingle with Southwest Florida residents and visitors for a weekend of non-stop cruises, parties, and fun – fun – fun.

Saturday, May 17th – A Night of Stars – 6:00 pm.

The weekend kicks off in style on Saturday, May 17 at 6PM with an exclusive VIP event, “A Night of Stars”.  There will be opportunities for up close and personal time with residents of Springfield, Oakdale, Pine Valley, and Port Charles.  Celebrity guests from today’s hottest daytime shows will be available for autograph signing, photos, Q&A, auctions and lots of surprises.  This intimate and upscale event always sells out, so tickets should be ordered early.  Tickets are $100 per person - includes bar and a fabulous buffet created by one of our areas top chefs.  Special limited VIP tickets are available at $150.00 which guarantees seating with one of your favorite actors.  Special ticket packages are available. 

Saturday, May 17th – Celebrity Bartender Bash – 10:00 pm.

The fun continues later that night with the 4th annual Celebrity Bartender Bash at Vandy’s 5 Brothers Pizza & Sports Bar.  Back by popular demand this Karaoke event will have daytime celebrities singing their hearts out and pouring drinks all night long to raise money for the charities. Tickets are just $40 which includes entertainment and one Blazin’ HOT party.  Discounted tickets are available when combined with tickets to “Night of Stars” event.   

Sunday, May 18th – Cruisin’ Boozin’ & Schmoozin’

On Sunday, May 18, from noon to 3, it’s an afternoon of Cruisin’ Boozin’ & Schmoozin’ With The Stars on the beautiful Marco Island Princess.    This event always sells out and provides the perfect opportunity to mix and mingle with daytime’s best during a sightseeing tour of beautiful Marco Island.  There will be opportunities for autographs, photos, raffle prizes and auction items.  Cruise tickets for  $75.00 are limited and include buffet and entertainment. 

Sunday, May 18th – Golfing with the Stars

If cruising isn’t your thing and you prefer golf, you can tee-off with one of your favorite actors for a “private” one-on-one game.   Imagine playing a round with one of daytime’s “hotties”?  Spaces are limited and only “serious golfers” wanted.  Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you’re interested. 

And did we mention auctions?  Get ready to bid on some exclusive one-of-a-kind auction items throughout the weekend – including original artwork by actors, studio tours, ticket packages to the Emmy’s, and lunch with your favorite star.  You must be there to bid.  There will be different items showcased and auctioned off during each event.

For additional ticket information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Tickets can be purchased online at www.soapfest.com or call the office at 239-394-4559 to make arrangements.  Ticket sales are final and non-refundable.

Whether you’re a soap fan or not this event is lots of fun and you’re donation will support several local children’s charities.  This year’s event will benefit several children’s charities, including  the Marco Island YMCA theater program, the Art League of Marco Island summer art program, and Eden Florida’s newly opened Eimerman Center.  Eimerman provides educational and outreach services for children with autism.  Information regarding autism can be found at www.autism-society.org or www.autismspeaks.org

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