Barbara And George Franks Named Event Chairs For Gulfshore Playhouse Annual ‘Bubbles, Baubles, And Broadway’ Gala

Gulfshore Playhouse will host its 9th Annual Gala “Bubbles, Baubles, and Broadway” on March 18, 2019 at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. The event also celebrates the 15th anniversary of Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples’ premiere professional regional theatre, and commences with cocktails at 5 p.m.; dinner and program begin at 6 p.m.

This year’s star-studded event will be chaired by Barbara and George Franks. Community philanthropists, education supporters, and longtime theatre patrons, the Franks are actively involved in a number of community-impact organizations benefiting children and underprivileged families.

A former educator and counselor, Barbara currently serves as board member and secretary for Christ Child Society of Naples, and is a board member for Four Silos Questers in Illinois. As a Eucharistic Minister, she served at St. William Catholic Church and at St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church, in Naples and is currently serving at Holy Family Catholic Church in Inverness, IL administering to hospital bound patients.

A graduate of Christian Brothers University and a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1998, George served as an industry leader in the telecommunication sector for more than four decades, earning numerous U.S. patents for products, including switches, clamps and communication assemblies.

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