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Updated: 04/12/2014 08:00:00AM

A shell of a learning experience

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SUN PHOTO BY ALISON POSNER, alisonposner@yahoo.ca

Amie Barnicle presents a slide show and shell facts and varieties.

SUN PHOTO BY ALISON POSNER, alisonposner@yahoo.ca

Members of the Englewood Shell Club hosted an event featuring displays and an informational session to teach the community about shells and their uses on April 4. Englewood Shell Club members, from, left Amie Barnicle, Carol Ayres, Linda Maggiore, Diane Herger and Jane Guy.

SUN PHOTO BY ALISON POSNER, alisonposner@yahoo.ca

More than 25 people attended the event hosted by the Englewood Shell Club at the Englewood/Charlotte Public Library. Shell club member Carol Ayres gives newcomer Jay Sukola some information on the variety of shells. Sukola just obtained a large assortment of shells and is eager to learn more about them.

SUN PHOTO BY ALISON POSNER, alisonposner@yahoo.ca

Three-year-old Judah Gillis was excited to learn about shells. His mother Renee Gillis brought him and his sister Rachel Gillis, 6.

SUN PHOTO BY ALISON POSNER, alisonposner@yahoo.ca

An array of shells were displayed for visitors.

SUN PHOTO BY ALISON POSNER, alisonposner@yahoo.ca

Jane Guy holds up a queen conch which is the Florida Key shell. The queen conch continues to grow through its life and has a life span of 20-30 years but some can live up to 40 years.

SUN PHOTO BY ALISON POSNER, alisonposner@yahoo.ca

Shell club member Linda Maggiore explains facts about shells as Carol Ayres looks on

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