A BETTER YEAR FOR ENGLEWOOD
Englewood Pioneer Days: Bad News, Good News
Englewood, FL – What is it people say? “Hit me with the bad news first”? Here it is, Englewood: our beloved parade - along with the festival and car show - has been canceled. Now, the good news: while the Englewood Pioneer Days Committee looks at a possible later date for the parade and festival; the Cardboard Boat Races and Chalkfest are set to go on as planned.
On Saturday, August 27, families can come out to Ann & Chuck Dever Regional Park Pool on San Casa in Englewood to cheer along the captains of cardboard boats. This event begins bright and early – registration at the Pool begins at 8:30 am and the races get underway at 10 am. It’s free for the Prams, kids 12 & under thanks to Kendra Porter and Leslie Edwards; and the Sunfish, Sailors 13-15 are $15. per boat; World Cup, 16 and over are $15 per person. Anyone in a boat must wear a life jacket - which are available at the pool thanks to our event host, the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla #87, if necessary. Awards will be given to the winners.
The always-popular Chalkfest returns as well. This event has been moved a few times over the years, so, please be advised of this year’s location: Ann & Chuck Dever Regional Park (6791 San Casa). Registration is free and begins at 9 am and we will chalk till 1pm. FREE Chalk will be provided; however, feel free to bring your own. There are several categories in which Chalk-artists can win awards and prizes. It’s a fun family day, make sure to bring water!
Stay tuned for the announcement for the WINNER of our Mayor for a Day contest which will be made on Friday September 2. A special location will be revealed next week. We hope everyone can join us for this fun event and celebrate our new Mayor and all the charities that will benefit from this great contest.
Don’t forget about the Diaper Derby, hosted annually by the Lemon Bay Woman’s Club, located at 51 N. Maple St. on Sunday September 4, at 2pm. Registration is at the Clubhouse only, and the babies have to be crawlers. We encourage the whole family and others to come watch this funny event. It’s FREE and the Derby dates back more than 70 years!!
We look forward to keeping the Englewood Pioneer Days Parade and Festival part of the history of Englewood for years to come. Since its beginning, Jo Cortez hoped to bring our community together with lots of fun activities for families as well as helping the businesses in our community make it through the hot days of summer.
The Englewood Pioneer Days website is currently being updated.
Check us out on Facebook, facebook.com/englewoodpioneerdays.
Thank you and hope to see you there!
NEW MAYOR FOR A DAY 2022!!
Representing the Boys and Girls Club of Charlotte County
HERE ARE ALL THE CANDIDATES ALONG WITH THEIR CHARITIES AND MONEY RAISED FOR 2022!
Debbie Maki ~ Peace River K-9 Search and Rescue ~ $ 22055.00
Alfred Current ~ Josh the Otter ~ Rotary International ~ $ 4531.00
Helen Anderson ~ Tidewell Hospice ~ $ 2315.00
A BIG THANK YOU to the following team and local restaurants and merchants for their support!
Jeannie Joyce, Kendra Porter, Amy Gonzales, Cathy Redman
Libee's Sports Bar, Vino Loco, Ann's Flowers, LaStanza
Checks will be awarded in the next week
with more pictures from all of the events including the 2 debates.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE CANDIDATES
WHO RAISED A TOTAL OF
FOR LOCAL CHARITIES!