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Shrimp festival officials seek princesses

January 17, 2013
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

The Fort Myers Beach Lions Foundation is looking for queen contestants for the 55th annual Queens Pageant.

The contestants must be 16 to 20 years of age and single. The 2013 Queen and the Princesses will ride in the Shrimp Festival parade on Saturday, March 9. The Queens Pageant will start at 1 p.m. at Lynn Hall Park.

For an application, please visit and click Queen_Application. Applications must be received by Jan. 31.

The Queen's Ball will be held in February and other events will be announced with contestant appearances and preliminary judging.

Pictures and video of previous festivals and contest are available online at

Each year for 54 years, the Beach Lions have used 100 percent of festival profits for Fort Myers Beach Lions charities, such as Beach Lions We Serve scholarships; Campership Fund for Lee County sight impaired campers; Florida Lions Foundation for the Blind; Lions Clubs International Foundation; Conklin Center for the Blind; Southeast Guide Dogs; Lions Leader Dogs for the Blind; Fort Myers Beach Elementary School; Fort Myers Beach Library large print books and audio books; WGCU radio reading service; Immokalee Child Care Center; Lee County CERT program Fort Myers Beach; Food Donation Funds Nations Association; Guide Dogs for the Deaf; Local eye sight cases; and

Cypress Lake High School teams.

The Fort Myers Beach Lions Foundation is a 501c3 not for Profit Corporation. The Shrimp Festival is the Lions major fundraiser for the year and all proceeds go to our Lions Charities and local community projects.



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