SPONSOR THE LEHIGH ACRES SPRING FESTIVAL The Lehigh Acres Spring Festival is pleased to announce that this will be our 36th year to offer our FREE festival to the community of Lehigh Acres. We are very proud of the advances that we have made with this fun filled, annual family event. Our festival, held at beautiful Veteran's Park on Homestead Rd., will begin on March 19th and will climax with an exciting parade that will be held on Sat., March 27th. This will be 9 days filled with wonderful professional entertainment as well as many of our very own local talents showcasing this years theme: STAYIN' ALIVE. Each night we provide a FREE evening of music, dancing and contests. We have a carnival full of rides for kids of all ages. It is our intention to provide a festival that appeals to all ages and cultural backgrounds. We would like you to know that the Spring Festival is a non-profit organization with the goal of providing our local schools, clubs and civic organizations the opportunity to raise money for their causes. We provide the "people" by offering the FREE entertainment. "They" provide the money to the clubs by way of purchasing their sodas, sausage sandwiches and cotton candy. Everyone wins with this event! In order to provide such diverse entertainment, we must solicit financial backing from the businesses that help to make this community the "hometown" that we all enjoy. The people that attend the festival will remember that it was YOUR business that provided a wonderful evening of entertainment for them. We would like to give you a list of sponsorship opportunities to consider. These opportunities are available in many price ranges so we are sure that there is someplace where we can plug you in. We really want you to be included in this important event! As you can imagine, even with utilizing many volunteers, the costs are great. The entertainment and carnival are the fun aspects of the festival that everyone can see. The reality is that even though we utilize many volunteers, we still have the costs for insurance, lighting, signs, etc. This is where the support of our businesses becomes crucial. We hope that you will agree that this is an event that this community must never lose. Please contact us as soon as possible to become part of our festival family. (www.lehighspringfestival.com) Let us make your business SHINE! Become a festival sponsor today. Your name will go on our sponsor sign which is conveniently located in front of the crowd each and every day of the festival. Sponsors are listed on the sign in categories that let everyone know the support that you have provided for us. Your name will show as a sponsor in the program for the festival and will appear in the local papers as one of our sponsors. You will be listed on our website www.LehighSpringFestival.com and if you send us your logo, we will get it on the web site as well. If you help sponsor some of our shows through out the week our emcee will announce your business from the stage. There are always opportunities between performances when the emcee will announce the sponsors that make the festival possible. Anyone who becomes a sponsor will be afforded this advertising. If you want to become one of our major sponsors, we will include another sponsor sign with your logo directly on stage where it will also be seen during the entire event. You will also receive a beautiful commemorative poster for your office and VIP treatment throughout the event. Here are some examples of our larger sponsorship opportunities: Ed & Geraldine are a husband and wife team performing Old-Time music for audiences. Their lively fiddle music has its roots in tradition with a "down-home" flavor. Children are encouraged to "Join the band" playing a variety of rhythm instruments such as spoons, maracas and the old-fashioned dancing puppets on a stick called limber jacks or patty-whacks. We have had them at the festival several years now and the children just love their shows. Cost to sponsor this show is $3000. Nicks Kids Show is another great show for the kids that encourage them to become part of the show. It is very up-beat and fun. He puts on several shows each day throughout the festival so the sponsor is able to get a lot of exposure. This is also a show that we bring back year after year due to the great response that we receive for it. The cost to sponsor this show is $4000. Also for our national entertainment we have teamed up with local radio station Gator Country for additional performers that will take the stage during our event. These shows will get a lot of publicity since Gator Country will be advertising it on the radio several weeks before the concert. We are expecting the additional performers to cost $3000 to sponsor. Keep in mind that you can become a sponsor at any level. Please contact Danny Stephenson at 936-5256 and find out where we can plug you in. OUR 2009 SPRING FESTIVAL SPONSORS * Ultimate Angel * * Lehigh Regional Medical Center * Royal Angel * * Lehigh General and Implant Dentistry * Heavenly Angels * * Kiwanis Club 0f Lehigh * Florida Community Bank * Landex Corporation * State Farm Insurance * Lee County Electric Coop. * Lightning Radio Inc. * HONC Septic & Grading * J & W Towing * Archangels * * Dr. Michael Tucker * Town and Country Hardware * Vance’s Automotive * Qwikway Food Mart * Robert Bowers Accounting, Inc. * Songs By "U" * Chapter #1324 Women of the Moose * Moose Lodge #2266 * Dr. David Anthony Chiropractor * Reflections Total Hair Care * Expert Auto Body * AAccurate Title Services of SWFL, LLC * Coldwell Banker Preferred Properties * Professional Auto Mechanic * Frogs Auto Repair * Helen Brady * I & E Realty * DR Horton * Angels * (Services Support & In Kind Donations) Atomic Toms Pizza Lehigh Acres Florist The News-Press Lehigh Acres Citizen Paper Lee County Family News Security Financial Services Majestic Golf Club Lehigh Showcase Properties Happenings A&E Magazine GATOR Country 101.9FM BOB FM 102.9 Lee County Parks & Rec. Lehigh Chamber of Commerce Lee County Sheriff Deputies Waste Management WM Lehigh Youth Soccer & MANY OTHERS LEHIGH SPRING FESTIVAL CONTACTS Thank you for taking time to review our sponsorship opportunities We are very versatile and will arrange co-sponsorships or adjust to meet your needs, and ANY donation is greatly appreciated. Please feel free to contact us to sponsor the Spring Festival or with any additional questions that you may still have. See you at the festival! Ernie Hartman - President Phone: 239-229-9318 28 Cosmopolitan Dr. Unit #13 Lehigh Acres FL. 33936 Dan Stephenson - Entertainment Director Phone: 239-936-5256 Fax: 239-369-8623 P.O. BOX 464 Lehigh Acres FL. 33970-454 Hoppe - website\ signs\ park director Phone: 239-369-7662 Email The Lehigh Spring Festival info@LehighSpringFestival.com For all other contacts for contests, parade etc. can be found on our website. Thank you again. www.LehighSpringFestival.com www.LehighAcresSpringFestival.com 2010 Theme: Stayin' Alive!