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Early planning under way for MangoMania 2015

February 17, 2015
Special to THE?EAGLE (pineisland@breezenewspapers.com) , Pine Island Eagle

MangoMania 2015 will be held July 18 and 19 at the German American Social Club. If you would like to participate in MangoMania as a vendor, applications can be found on line at www.Mango-ManiaFL.com under the MangoMania Festival.

If you would like to volunteer ,please contact Welcome Center Executive Director Jennifer Jennings at 283-0888, info@pineislandchamber.org or stop by the Welcome Center. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MangoMania Queen

nominations sought

The Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce is currently searching and accepting nominations for the 2015 MangoMania Queen. Although anyone can nominate a candidate for the MangoMania Queen, certain criteria 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 MangoMania 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, mailed to P.O. Box 325, Matlacha, FL 33993, or emailed to info@pineislandchamber.org. The deadline for submissions is April1.

MangoMania T-shirt

Art Contest under way

The annual contest for the artwork for MangoMania Tropical Fruit Festival has begun! All Pine Island artists and residents 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 x 11 paper.

The winning entries will be used for the design of the 2015 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 T-shirt with their design; the adult winner will receive $300, and a T-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 Welcome Center, Pine Island Library and on line at applications can be found on line at www.MangoManiaFL.com under MangoMania Festival then contest.

All entries are due at the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center by Tuesday, April 30. Remember MangoMania is "All About the Mango". Be creative, original, and colorful when creating your design!

For additional information, contact Jennings at 239-283-0888.

 
 

 

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