Restaurants Support World Atlas and Book Fair Programs


The Fort Myers Gateway to the Islands Kiwanis kicks off their 9th annual Dining Discounts booklet with the help of 62 Lee County restaurants. Each restaurant provides discounts to diners when the Kiwanis dining booklet is presented to the server before ordering. Dining book distribution provides funds for the club signature projects at two Southwest Lee County Elementary Schools, as well as other annual service projects.

Local elementary students enjoy the chance to choose their own book at a Book Fair made possible by the Kiwanis Dining Discount book sale. Photos provided by Kiwanis Gateway to the Islands.

Over 400 students studying World Geography receive a World Atlas hard-back book of their very own to keep and use throughout the year of study. The informative atlas includes all the continents and countries with a display of all flags. This learning tool contains fascinating facts, population, climate conditions as well as nearly every aspect of life for every person living anywhere in the world.

The other annual signature project conducted at both Harlem Heights and Rayma Page elementary schools is a Book Fair held near the end of the school year. Media specialists from the two schools select a total of more than 2,000 books for students to choose. Every student then selects a book of their choice to take home as their own. This not only encourages summer reading, but studies have shown that a child who chooses their book of interest to read will likely become a better reader in the future.

Participating restaurants from Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach include favorites such as Charley’s Boat House Grill, Doc Ford’s, Cibo and Bistro 41. More information may be found online at or you may contact