A letter from the chairperson

The Freeport Lion's Foundation invites everyone to the 72nd Annual Fishin' Fiesta.

Red Snapper is still on the board. Shark is off the board. For Amber Jack, please check with the tournament weigh station.

The Fishing Tournament begins at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, July 3 and ends Sunday, July 7 at 3 p.m. Check out our leader board for updated entries. The grand prize will be $7200 in the Adult Inshore and Offshore divisions.

The Annual Fishin' Fiesta is the largest fundraiser hosted by the Freeport Host Lions. With these proceeds we are able to give back to to many local organizations and communities.

The entertainment lineup is as follows:

Friday Night: Crissy and the Cleffs followed by Colby Swift (from American Idol) and Whiskey Daniels Band.

Saturday Night: Eighty Plus followed by Grupo Vizion, fireworks and Art Tigerina.

Other evens include the Queen's Contest, junior hamburger cookoff, Kid Fish, Lil' Mr. and Ms. contest, washer tournament and cornhole tournament. The carnival and vendors will be open throughout Fishin' Fiesta and closing at midnight Friday and Saturday.

(See our schedule of events for dates and times.)

The VIP dinner will be held Wednesday, July 3 at 7 p.m.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our sponsors and you, the participants who make our charity work possible and a huge thank you to the City of Freeport and the Freeport Parks Department.

And last but not least, a big thank you to the many Freeport Host Lions Club members for their dedication and hard work in putting this event together.

Good luck!!!

Ann Johnston, 2019 Fishin' Fiesta Chairperson

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