Chairperson's Welcome Letter
Welcome to the Freeport Host Lions 65th Annual Fishin’ Fiesta. This year’s Fiesta will start on July 4th, and run through July 8th.
This year, Gigged Flounder has been added in the juvenile division, while Swordfish and Amber Jack are off the board. Spear fishing has been permanently removed due to lack of interest. The prize money, in the adult division, will remain the same with the exception of the Grand Prize being $6,500 to reflect the 65th year of the tournament. Polygraph tests will be given again this year. There will be a drawing for a brand new 2012 Hyundai Accent GLS with all proceeds going to the Texas Children's Lions Camp for kids.
New this year in the juvenile division, instead of savings bonds, 1st and 2nd place winners will receive a plaque, rod & reel, ice chest and a tackle box. 3rd place winners will receive a plaque, rod & reel and an ice chest.
This year’s BBQ Cook-Off is a "State Recognized Championship". There will be $5,000 in prize money awarded this year.
Coastal Expo, Saturday from 10am – 8pm, will be going green this year. Come to Riverplace (air conditioned) and see what's new.
There will be live bands scheduled Wednesday through Saturday. Entertainment headliners will be Bri Bagwell on Friday night and Elida Reyna on Saturday night. The carnival is booked and ready to go.
In the past year, the Freeport Host Lions Club has donated over $72,000 to many organizations, some of them being The Backpack Program, The Light House Learning Center, Habitat for Humanity, 2S-4 Disaster Relief, Texas Lions Camp, Freeport Girls Scouts, Police Explorers, Action S, Junior Achievement, and have given out 28 Scholarships.
Fireworks will be Saturday night @ 9 PM, as always free admission to the park.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our sponsors and you, the participants who make our charity work possible.
And at last but not least, a big thank you, to the many Freeport Host Lions Club members (97 strong and counting) for their dedication and hard work in putting this event together.
2012 Fishin’ Fiesta