Spring Festival 2012 -14
By the Lehigh Acres Gazette Staff
The autopsy report from the Lee County medical examiner points to a deadly combination of alcohol and the medically-administered Ketamine as one of the causes of death of Willard Truckenmiller a Lee County deputy in May.
The 32-year-old, Truckenmiller was celebrating his birthday when he became irritated and unstable, according to witnesses’ reports.
In the LCSO report reveals that Truckenmiller consumed at least 12 alcoholic shots and more than four beers during his four hours he was it the Shores Bar & Grill in Fort Myers Shores.
The bar owners called the LCSO to check on this off-duty deputy.
Lehigh Spring Festival 2016 Photos
Best of Show “All American Chili” Linda Carter
1st Place ”Good Chili” Scotty Evans
Best Tasting Chili ” Dam Awesome Chili” Bob Weir
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Best of Show Purple Out of Darkness Quit – Bonnie Gould
First Place Winners
Holiday Landscape – Embroidery - Betty Gould
Kickin Cancers A$$ – Quit – Rose Lee
Mosaic Princess Headboard – Linda Washburn
Monkey – Mixed Media water Color – Bonnie Dones
Rip in Space – Acrylic – Lindsey Davis
Clown – Oil Paint – Cleo Castro
1800’s Sailing Vessel – Pen & Ink Drawing – Bonnie Dones
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Miss Spring Festival Click here to See other photos
Winner – Elizabeth Hamman 1st Runners up (tie) – Cassandra Browning & Amber Warren 2nd Runner up – Cassondra Goss
Winner – Akyrah Stone 1st Runner up – Kenzy Reann McKinney 2nd Runner up – Cheyenne Reisen
Miss Spring Festival – Matrasa Bess Junior Miss – Brooke Gareiss
Costume Winner Cassondra Goss
Miss Congeniality Brooke Gareiss
Little Princess Click here to See other photos
Winner – Trinity Goss
1st Runner up – Leigh Olds
2nd Runner up – Kara Gonzalez
Talent Winner – Leigh Olds
Costume Winner – Trinity Goss
Toddler Click here to See other photos
Winner – Raiana Riche
1st Runner up – Amina Samba
2nd Runner up – Aubriella DeGraff
Baby Click here to See other photos
Winner – Cheyenne Daring
1st Runner up – Brianna Rodriguez
2nd Runner up (tie) – Amiya Jones & Jeremiah Christopher Purchase
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!st Place “BigBen: Tday – Iguana
1st Place “Hercules” – Laura DSH 2nd Place “Apollo” – Laura DSH 3rd Place “Zeus” – Laura DSH
Large Dog Group
1st Place “Justice” – Tabitha – Greyhound 2nd Place “Lucy” – Larry – Irish Doodle
Small Dog Group
1st Place “Moose” – Sue -13oz Chihuahua 2nd Place “Sophia” – Diana -Morkie 3rd Place “Roscoe” – Cassidy – Chug
1st Place “Mya” – Marge – Yorkie 2nd Place “Mia” Cheyenne – Chih/Mix 3rd Place “Kahloni” – Linda- Bichon Frice
Best Personality / Kisser!
1st Place “Blair” Jim – Shihtzee 2nd Place “Moose” – Sue -13oz Chihuahua 3rd Place “Justice” – Tabitha – Greyhound
Best of Show “Moose” Sue -13oz Chihuahua
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The committee of the annual Lehigh Acres Spring Festival here in the second day of the nine days festival but the fair’s mishaps in previous years still cast a huge shadow of doubt for those who are concerned about safety.
Three years ago, a ride malfunctioned injuring five kids and sending two to the hospital. Last year, a ride lost power, leaving six stranded at the top.
This year, the fair’s organizers say they’ve parted ways with the company that operated the rides and hired a new crew, hoping everything runs more smoothly.
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LEHIGH SPRING FESTIVAL 2016 EVENT SCHEDULE
***Schedule is subject to change without notice***
NICKS KIDS SHOW – Multiple Shows on the Midway Stage
CARNIVAL – Rides & Games
COMMODORE CUTTER – SW Florida Pirate – Join the Crew!
BEER & WINE TAVERN – Open until 9:30 p.m. every day
FRIDAY, MARCH 11
6:00 PM: Opening ceremonies, National Anthem, introduction of sponsors and dignitaries
6:00 PM: Horseshoe Tournament Registration (in the beer garden)
6:30 PM: Footnotes Dance and Music Studio
8:00 PM: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin concert experience
The nine-day Lehigh Spring Festival begins March 11 and continues through March 19 at Veterans Park, at 55 S. Homestead Road.
Highlighting the entertainment on March 19 is Jake Clayton, a country music artist.. He is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who has more than 30 appearances on the Grand Ole Opry stage, according to Judy Carter, a member of the planning board.
Carter said Clayton will bring his exceptional musical talent to the outdoors stage. Opening for him is country star Dani Dease who also played last year. She is fresh off the release of her latest CD, “Born to Live.”
You can register online now @http://www.ftmyerstrackclub.com/Lehigh/16Lehigh.htm
Lehigh Acres Spring Festival Unlimited ride arm bands. March 11th-19th. Available for $60 each. Only available prior to opening night, will NOT be available once carnival opens. Call Rosa Stewart 239-826-6021 and leave message. It’s the best deal out there, unlimited rides from open to close every day.
The 2016 Spring Festival Miss Lehigh and Junior Miss pageant will be conducted on Sunday, March 13 at Veteran’s Park in Lehigh. Rehearsals will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14 at Footnotes Dance and Music Studio…I know it’s Valentine’s Day, but due to scheduling issues we are only able to have Sunday rehearsals this year…and we need to get things under way early on in the month of February, due to the shortened rehearsal schedule. It’s important that all potential contestants attend all rehearsals…there is much to cover and for each of the young ladies to learn.
Anyhow…entry fees are $30 for the pageant and an additional $20 for the optional talent. Entry fees are due at the time the application is submitted.
Talent is NOT a factor in the judges’ selection of the crown winners, so even if you don’t have a talent you could still participate and potentially win!
Ages for this pageant are 9 thru 13, who will compete for the Junior Miss crown and ages 14 thru 18, who will compete for the Miss Lehigh crown.
Applications will be available at the first rehearsal. If you have questions or for more information, please contact Judy at 239-369-4003.
The Baby and Toddler pageant is around the corner…Sunday, March 13. Any local baby from newborn to 18 months is eligible to compete in the Baby portion of the pageant. Any local toddler from 19 months to 2 years is eligible to compete in the Toddler portion of the pageant. Applications will be up on the Spring Festival website soon. If you don’t want to wait, send me an email at email@example.com and I’ll get you an application now.