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MangoMania 2013 to be held July 13-14

April 3, 2013
Pine Island Eagle

MangoMania 2013 will be held July 13 and 14 at the German American Social Club. If you would like to participate in MangoMania as a vendor or volunteer, please contact Welcome Center Director Jennifer Jennings at 283-0888 or info@pineislandchamber.org.

MangoMania Queen

2013 Nominations

MangoMania is just around the corner, July 13 and 14 at the German American Club. The Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce is currently searching and accepting nominations for the 2013 MangoMania Queen. Although anyone can nominate a candidate for the MangoMania Queen, certain criteria's must be met. The candidate must be at least 18 years of age; be a full-time resident of Pine Island or Matlacha; must be able to attend an interview with GPICC Board of Directors; must be able to reign over the two-day Mango Mania festival and make special appearances from the time she receives the crown until her term of service, which is a full year; must be able to travel throughout Lee County to promote the event and making official calls on members of the Board of Lee County Commissioners as well as other noted dignitaries; make special appearances on both TV and radio; must participate in other chamber functions, i.e. Fourth of July parade and promote Pine Island and Matlacha throughout the year.

Nominations can be made in person at the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday; mailed to P.O. Box 325, Matlacha, FL 33993, or emailed at info@pineislandchamber.org.

The deadline for submissions is April 30. MangoMania Queen 2013 will be announced on May 16 at the GPICC After Hours Business Card Exchange that will be held at Gulf Coast Kayaking, located at 4120 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha

MangoMania 2013 Art Contest

The annual contest for the artwork for MangoMania Tropical Fruit Festival has begun! All Pine Island artists are eligible to enter the contest. There are two divisions one for children under age 12, and one for age 12 and up. All designs should be submitted on 8 1/2 X 11 paper.

The winning entries will be used for the design of the 2013 MangoMania T- shirts, and artists are therefore limited to 2 D media such as painting (watercolor, oil, pastels and acrylic) or graphic design. The design should include the year 2013.

The winning art becomes the property of the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce and the MangoMania Committee.

The winner in the children's division will be awarded a $50 cash prize, and a tee shirt with their design; the adult winner will receive $300, and a tee shirt. The adult winner's artwork will appear on all print advertisement for MangoMania posters, flyers, print ads, web ads. Both winners will have a T-Shirt signing

Entry forms are available at the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce, Pine Island library, Island Visions and Traders Hitching Post.

All entries are due at the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center by Tuesday April 30. For additional information, feel free to contact Jennifer Jennings at 283-0888 or info@pineislandchamber.org

Winning designs will be announced on May 16 at the GPICC After Hours Business Card Exchange that will be held at Gulf Coast Kayaking, located at 4120 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha

Remember - MangoMania is "All About the Mango." Be creative, original, and colorful when creating your design!

 
 

 

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