Spring Festival 2012 -13
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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Wednesday March 20th
6:00 PM: Registration begins for Chili contest.
6:30 PM: Spring Festival Idol Alumni
7:00 PM: Susan Katz Dance Studio
7:30 PM: Judging begins for Chili Contest
8:00 PM: Junior Spring Festival Idol Contest
9:00 PM: Spring Festival Idol Contest
Best of Show – Amanda Goff – Orange Pineapple Cupcakes
#1 Amanda Goff – Orange Pineapple Cupcakes
#2 Amy Clark – German Choc Cupcakes
#1 Megan Neugebauer – Jumbo Choc Chip Cookies
#1 Kathy Hicks – Mom’s Key Lime Cheesecake
#2 Megan Neugebauer – Carmel Cake
#3 Phyllis Phelps – Sunshine Cake
#1 Phyllis Phelps – Strawberry pie
#2 Jasmine Spencer – Key Lime Pie
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The Lehigh Acres Elementary singing sensations entertained the crowd at the Lehigh Spring Festival tonight. The group is made up with students from Lehigh Elementary School.
Tuesday March 19th
6:00 PM: Registration begins for Baking Contest
6:30 PM: The Singing Sensations
7:00 PM: Judging begins for Baking Contest.
7:00 PM: Junior Spring Festival Idol Contest
8:30 PM: Spring Festival Idol Contest
Sewing, Needlework & Quilt / Crafts & Woodworking Contest Winners
Best of Show #1 Betty Gould #2 Randy #3 Dan Lipke
#1 Cleo Castro
#2 Alice Nicholas
#1 Pat Franson
#2 Pat Franson
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