Spring Festival 2012 -14
Day Four cancelled due to pending weather
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Pageants; BBQ Cook-off; Horseshoe Tournament; and The Paul Bunyan Lumberjacks join this year’s Lehigh Acres Spring Festival lineup.
This year’s Spring Festival, Lehigh’s Southern Fried Festival, will begin on March 14 and conclude on March 22. The Baby/Toddler, Prince/Princess, and Junior Miss/Queen Pageants will be conducted on Sunday, March 16. The Junior Miss and Queen Pageant’s deadline, February 23, is drawing near so potential contestants are encouraged to complete and submit their applications as soon as possible. The Junior Miss age group includes girls aged 9 through 13 as of March 2014, and the Queen age group includes girls aged 14 through 18 as of March 2014. The entry fee for this year’s Junior Miss/Queen Pageant is $30, and if contestants choose to enter the optional talent portion of the competition, there is an additional $20 fee. Applications are available by going to the website, lehighspringfestival.com, and clicking on the link labeled “Miss Lehigh Pageant.” The first rehearsal for this pageant will be on Sunday, February 23 beginning at 2:00, and will be held at Footnotes Dance and Music Studio. Applications can be submitted at the first rehearsal. Applications for the Baby/Toddler and the Prince/Princess Pageants are also available on the website by clicking the appropriate link. If you have questions about any of the Pageants or should you need additional Pageant information, go to the website and click on the email contact labeled “Pageants.”
Nicks Kids Show – Multiple Shows On the Midway Stage Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Lehigh Acres
Modern Midways Carnival – Rides & Games
Commodore Cutter- SW Florida’ Pirate- Join The Crew!
Beer & Wine Tavern open until 9:30PM
Friday March 14h
6:00 PM: Opening Ceremonies
National Anthem sung by 2013 Festival Idol Winner Mistee Licari
Introduction of Sponsors and Dignitaries
Horseshoe Tournament Sign ups @ Horseshoe Pits – Ed Holscher
6:30 PM: Footnotes Dance & Music Studio Sponsored by Lehigh Shopping Center Association
7:15 PM: Junior Spring Festival Idol Contest
8:15 PM: Spring Festival Idol Contest
From classic cars and iconic muscle cars to modern sport cars; from historic pick-up trucks to modern “monster trucks”; from vintage motorcycles to modern “hogs” and sport bikes… Come see it all during our 2014 Lehigh Spring Festival Car, Truck & Bike Show!
The show will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 during the Lehigh Spring Festival in beautiful Veteran’s Park, located at 55 Homestead Road South, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936.
Check-In and Registration will begin at 12:00 noon;
Show Times 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
Interested in showcasing your vehicle?
Go to www.LehighSpringFestival.com and click on “Car Show” for more details. Take advantage of pre-registering, since show car spaces are limited.
Feel free to contact us at CarShow@LehighSpringFestival.com for questions about this event!
This year’s Spring Festival entertainment is going to kick off with an unforgettable lineup.
Since 1990, the Sauce Boss has cooked gumbo for audiences all over the United States, Canada, and Europe, while simultaneously playing his own swampy Florida blues. And at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 the Lehigh Spring Festival will bring him to the main stage to perform. A Sauce Boss event transcends performance…it becomes a soul-shouting picnic of rock and roll brotherhood, involving everyone in the audience. At the end of each show, everyone eats! How cool is that? You are invited to the Sauce Boss kitchen where he will be cooking up slide guitar blues and gumbo with a big splash of hot sauce.
Then, Santana meets The Doobie Brothers! One incredible band performs two tributes in concert, and yes, folks, that band will be performing on the main stage at the Lehigh Spring Festival at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday night, March 15. The Classic Rock Revival show brings back the energy and excitement of two of the most iconic American Rock bands of all times…Santana and The Doobie Brothers. The show captures these bands in their prime, with the look, the sound, and the performance of multiple hits. This is a show that you don’t want to miss.
Most Unique and Creative - The Bayshore Elementary Cloggers
Most Original Décor & Design – Lee County 4H
Most Outstanding – The Bayshore Elementary Cloggers
Best Implementation of Theme- Lehigh Senior Center
Best Costumes – Lehigh Football Assoc
Best Crowd Pleaser – East Lee County Band
Lehigh Acres Gazette would like to thank Copperhead Golf Club and Kelly Little, Allen Collis and Bobby Rankin for the golf cart during the parade.
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Relay for Life. El-Gendy also served as the 2012 Honorary Mayor.
2013 Festival Idol – Mistee Licari winner
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Candid Photos of the 2013 Spring Festival ……..
Friday March 22nd
6:30 PM: Junior Spring Festival Idol Finals Tonight!
6:30 PM Lehigh Chamber After Hours – Contest Area
7:15 PM: Announce the winner of the Honorary Mayor Race
7:30 PM: Spring Festival Idol Finals Tonight!
8:30 PM: THE NOWHERE BAND - Beatles tribute band
53rd year for the pancake breakfast is almost here. “All the pancakes you can eat for $5″ is the word around Lehigh Acres this week for Saturday’s Pancake Breakfast to be held at the Frank E. Lyons Hall just behind the SunTrust Bank, which is located on Homestead Road.
The hall is on Ashlar Avenue and the Lehigh Acres Shrine Club along with members of the Lehigh Acres Masonic Lodge No. 344 will serve all you can eat hot pancakes with sausage, coffee, tea, orange juice and this year, they’re going to start serving biscuits and sausage gravy (while they last) to those who don’t want pancakes. (more…)
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Come out to the Lehigh Spring Festival and support your Local Pop Warner Football and Cheer. We will be in the parade this Saturday March 23rd, we will then immediately be at Veterans for sign ups, and this is the first opportunity for any new or returning participant to register for Football and Cheer. We are looking forward to seeing you all there; rumor has it LARS will be out and about as well!!
The fees have changed so please read carefully. Registration is $200.00 and $150.00 for each additional child whom resides in the same address. This fee is all inclusive, it will include a $25.00 volunteer and equipment fee that will be returned at the end of the season once 4 hours of volunteer work is completed per family, and all equipment is turned back in. The fee also includes football package for football and cheer package for cheer, the football package will contain a travel shirt, shorts, socks, and mouth piece, and it will NOT include a girdle. The cheer package will contain the travel uniform, turtle neck, bloomers, and hair bow; it will NOT include the shoes.
6:30 PM: Lehigh Senior High School
6:30 PM: Registration begins for Flowers Fruits & Vegetables contest.
7:30 PM: Judging begins for Contests
7:30 PM: Junior Spring Festival Idol Semi-Finals Tonight
9:0 PM: Spring Festival Idol Semi-Finals Tonight
Best of Show – Linda Carter and her Wonder Woman Special
#1 John Palmer – Bourbon and Beer Chili
#2 Shannon Tejedo — Chili
#3 Linda Carter and her Wonder Woman Special
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In a statement from the President Andy Reisinger said this is the 37th year for the festival which is operated by the non-profit Lehigh Spring Festival committee. Reisinger said the festival has been relatively accident-free but that a similar incident had occurred in 2003 with a different rider operator.
According to Reisinger, said the state inspector had been at the fair Wednesday morning and had been taking pictures and looking at the all of the ride’s parts.
“It is my understanding that the ride is going to be replaced,” Reisinger said. “It will be a totally new one.” He said the fair would open as usual each night through Saturday.
Modern Midways, a Miami-based company that started in 2006, is in charge of operating the ride. The company has yet to release a statement.
Judy Carter Stephenson has been named grand marshal of the 2013 parade
Judy was forever Danny Stephenson helpmate, preparing for the festival with Danny while also being in charge of running the Spring Festival pageants for us, said Debbie Jackson
“For this reason we have named Judy Carter Stephenson as the grand marshal of the parade,” said Jackson. The Parade is held on Saturday; beginning at 11 a.m. Jackson adds that the festival theme, “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” has a particular meaning this year. “It is meant to remind the community that although Danny will not be with us, the music that he loved will always continue at the festival.”
Photos by Kimberly Molloy
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