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Vol. 43 No. 17


Serving Immokalee, Ave Maria and Eastern Collier County

Thursday, April 29, 2010

At a Glance

Pets of the Week ..Pg 4

County offers
free vaccines
The Collier County Health De-
partment in Immokalee is offering
Tdap vaccine through 6/30/2010.
Tdap protects against tetanus,
diphtheria, and pertussis (whoop-
ing cough).
The following individuals are
the target audience for a free one
time dose of Tdap:
Individuals, both male and fe-
male adults (not pregnant), in their
child bearing years who have not
already received the Tdap.
Farm workers (under 65 years
old) with an injury who have not
already received a Tdap can re-
ceive the free dose of Tdap.
People under age 65 that work
with or around children daycaree,
health care setting etc.) should re-
ceive a one time dose of Tdap.
Anyone meeting the crite-
ria above should visit the Collier
County Health Department in
Immokalee between 8 a.m. and 4
p.m. before 6/30/10 to get the vac-
cine. The CCHD is located at:
419 N. First Street, Immokalee,
FL 34142

Kindergarten Roundup
dates planned
Lake Trafford Elementary would
like to announce the annual
Kindergarten Round-Up. We are
inviting the parents of upcoming
kindergarteners and current Pre-K
students to visit Lake Trafford's
campus on the following dates
and time: May 4, at 6 p.m. and
May 11 and 12, from 9-10 a.m.
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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Storm season


under way
By Rick Heers
Special to the Immokalee Bulletin
Hurricane Season is upon
usonce again. The Immokalee
Recovery Coordinating Center is a
Relatively new service organization
established to assist the commu-
*;/ .nity of Immokalee to be prepared
7 for future disasters and to respond
immediately when a catastrophic
event hits the community in the
future. The iTECH Center is a state-
of-the-art facility that will now host
emergency operations in the event
of a major disaster in the Immoka-
See STORM Page 2

SNew pet


rules go into

i/Dale S. Conyers effect M ay 1

Rick Stout, Hatchery Manager at the Richloam State Fish Hatchery, Florida Bass Conserva-
tion Center, is seen working to acclimate 200,000 large mouth bass fingerlings to the waters
of Lake Trafford, on Thursday, April 22. This is the first of two releases scheduled by the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversation Commission at the lake as part of the on going dredg-
ing and re-vegetation project, to which the FWC has contributed over $3 million.
Sacramento Ruiz, was enjoying a warm day net fishing at Lake Trafford, his hard work paid
off with some really nice talapia.

Non-profit leaders hone technology skills

By Rick Heers
Special to the Immokalee
Thanks to the Community
Foundation of Collier County's
Immokalee Initiative, leaders of
local non-profit organizations in
Immokalee were given extremely
beneficial lessons on the develop-
ing trends in Technology. Hosted
at the Guadalupe Child Care Cen-
ter Birgit Pauli-Haack of Pauli Sys-

terns taught and demonstrated
the multitude of new technologies
and software that are available to
assist smaller non-profit organiza-
tions in record-keeping, handling
e-mail traffic, donor management
and data storage. It was apparent
that this would be the first in a se-
ries of technology workshops that
would be presented to the inter-
ested group of learners.

Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/
Rick Heers
Birgit instructs the no-profit
community on technology.

On May 1, the revised Collier
County Animal Control Ordinance
will become active and there are
many regulation changes the pub-
lic must learn.
Changes adopted in the ordi-
nance include allowing registered
caregivers to trap-neuter-return fe-
ral cats to their colonies, establish-
ing animal tethering restrictions
along with a formula to calculate
the proper amount of space for
dog enclosures, and replacing the
three-person Dangerous Dog panel
with the Special Magistrate for ap-
peals hearings.
Dog Chaining Restrictions
Dogs may no longer be chained
and left alone. It is now required
that only healthy dogs six months
or older be tethered with a num-
ber of regulations that pet owners
See PETS Page 2

2 Immokalee Bulletin April 29, 2010

Continued From Page 1

must meet. These tethering regulations in-
clude a responsible party being outside at all
times with the animal and with the animal
in line of sight.
"The reason for this change is to ensure
dogs are cared for and not just left outside
without food or water, and making sure they
have human interaction can actually help
the animal's behavior improve," said DAS
Director Amanda Townsend.
Other safety precautions include using a
tether with swivels on both ends that is at
least five times the length of the dog's body.
Tethers may not weigh no more than one-
eighth of the dog's weight. Dogs must have
access at all times to shade, ample fresh
drinking water and dry ground. An animal

may not be tethered during extreme weath-
er conditions including extreme heat, cold
or storms.

Enforcement of new rules
Full enforcement of the new rules be-
gin the first week of May coinciding with
Be Kind to Animals Week. The group Dogs
Deserve Better is working closely with DAS
to assist pet owners in successfully mov-
ing their chained animals left alone during
the day to becoming indoor animals. Many
times pet owners chain animals for behavior
issues such as housebreaking or jumping,
and Dogs Deserve Better and DAS are work-
ing to educate pet owners.
The Board of County Commissioners
adopted these new regulations on Tuesday,
Jan. 26, and violations of the ordinance may
be fined $107 for the first violation. For more
information, the public may call 239-252-
PETS (7387).

Ag assistance deadline approaches

USDA has announced that it will accept
applications for the Emergency Assistance
Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised
Fish Program (ELAP) for losses that took
place in calendar years 2008 and 2009.
ELAP sign-up ended on Dec. 10, 2009, for
2008 losses and on Feb. 1, 2010, for 2009
losses. However, because of changes to
program eligibility provisions, the Farm
Service Agency (FSA) is accepting late-filed
applications for 2008 and 2009 livestock,
honeybees, and/or farm-raised fish losses
through May 5, 2010.
ELAP, authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill,
provides emergency assistance to eligible
producers of livestock, honeybees and
farm-raised fish that have losses due to dis-
ease, adverse weather or other conditions,
including losses due to blizzards and wild-
fires. ELAP assistance is for losses not cov-
ered under other Supplemental Agricultural
Disaster Assistance programs established by
the 2008 Farm Bill, specifically the Livestock
Forage Disaster Program, the Livestock In-
demnity Program and the Supplemental
Revenue Assistance Payments Program.
ELAP is being implemented to fill in the gap
and provide assistance under other condi-
tions determined to be appropriate.

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amended for both honeybee and farm-
raised fish producers. The modifications
include allowing honeybee and farm-raised
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honeybees or fish that were lost due to a
natural disaster to be eligible for ELAP pay-
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honeybees or fish that were lost. In addi-
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for honeybee producers who suffered loss-
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an independent third party for losses in
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lee area. While the iTECH Center is led by
principal Doran Oxender and his assistant,
Gerald Williams, the facility will become
the headquarters of the IRCC which will be
directed by a number of local volunteers.
Included in the training session to attempt
to cover all areas of the community were
Ron Mosher of the Collier County Sheriff's
Department, who will serve as the lead per-
son at the IRCC, Joe Brueggen, representing
the Health Department, Eva Deyo, director
of the Immokalee Water and Sewer, Robert
Halman, County Extension office, and one
of Immokalee's representatives in the EOC
building in Naples during an "event", Essie
Serrata, director of Farm Worker Village, Syl-
via Puente, from Information Collier, who
will serve as the Public Information Officer
in a declared emergency, and Rick Heers,
director of I HOPE who will serve along
with Ron at the IRCC facility, and will also
help direct the Preliminary Disaster Assess-
ment. Also present was Barb Cacchione,
representing the Immokalee Initiative of the
Community Foundation of Collier County
that has helped raise money for many proj-
ects in Immokalee, including sponsoring
the writing of a Disaster Preparedness Plan,
helping raise funds for a mobile generator
that I HOPE put together to provide several
days of electrical service to an office if the
community lost all power as happened after
Hurricane Wilma.
The IRCC will be participating in a table-
top tornado exercise on May 10, to assess

Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/Rick Heers
Eva Deyo, Gerald Williams, Joe Brueg-
gen, Robert Halman, Ron Mosher, Es-
sie Serrata, Sylvia Puente, Barb Cac-
chione and Rick Heers (picture was
taken by Doran Oxender).

the efficiency and effectiveness of months
and years of preparation.
While it is clearly evident that the com-
munity will be much better prepared when
another disaster hits, it remains extremely
important for our local families and busi-
nesses to prepare themselves as we ap-
proach the coming hurricane season. For
more information and to GET A PLAN! for
families or businesses please visit: www.
FloridaDisaster.org. Students, teacher and
parents can find educational information
and free downloadable materials at: www.

IHS grad Augustin graduates

from Embassy Security training

Marine Corps Cpl. Peterson Augustin, a
2004 graduate of Immokalee High School,
recently graduated the Marine Corps Em-
bassy Security Group in Quantico, Va.
The Marine Security Guards provide
security services to selected Department
of the State Foreign Service posts to pre-
vent the compromise of classified mate-
rial and equipment and to provide protec-

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States Government property.
Each student has been assigned to one
of many various embassies and consul-
ates across the globe in over 130 coun-
tries in 13 different time zones around the
Augustin joined the Marine Corps in
May 2007.

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April 29, 2010 Immokalee Bulletin

Reduction in area street

lighting services planned

The Traffic Operations Department of
the Transportation Services Division real-
ized a savings of approximately $130,000 in
electrical energy costs last year when street-
lights along several county corridors were
turned off during a portion of Daylight Sav-
ings Time. During this period, there was no
increase in traffic related incidents nor was
there an increase in electrical component
failures after the streetlights were restored
to a normal operational configuration. This
cost reducing measure is planned again
this year.
Streetlights along the major corridors
listed below, with the exception of inter-
sections and commercial driveways, will
be turned off for the duration of Daylight
Savings Time starting this week.
The corridors with restricted street light-
ing this summer are:
1. Immokalee Road from Collier Blvd.
to 43rd Avenue 245 of 348 streetlights to
be turned off;
2. Collier Blvd. from Immokalee Road

to Golden Gate Blvd. 84 of 119 streetlights
to be turned off;
Collier Blvd. from Davis Blvd. to US 41 -
190 of 230 streetlights to be turned off;
3. Vanderbilt Beach Road from Vine-
yards to Collier Blvd. 106 of 178 street-
lights to be turned off;
4. Rattlesnake Hammock Road from
Polly Ave. to Collier Blvd. 54 of 80 street-
lights to be turned off;
5. Livingston Road from Immokalee
Road to Radio Road 336 of 391 streetlights
to be turned off; and
6. Logan Blvd. from Immokalee Road
to Vanderbilt Beach Road 62 of 70 Street-
lights to be turned off.
All streetlights will then be returned to
a normal operational configuration during
the week preceding the end of Daylight
Savings Time.
For further information contact the
Transportation Services Division at 239-
252-8192 or by e-mail at transportation@

Lamour completes basic Navy training

Navy Seaman Recruit Lionney J. Lamour,
son of Leonce Lamour of Immokalee, re-
cently completed U.S. Navy basic training at
Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Lamour
completed a variety of training which includ-
ed classroom study and practical instruction
on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, wa-
ter safety and survival, and shipboard and
aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed
on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot camp is "Bat-
tle Stations."
This exercise gives recruits the skills and
confidence they need to succeed in the fleet.
"Battle Stations" is designed to galvanize the
basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedi-
cation, teamwork and endurance in each
recruit through the practical application of
basic Navy skills and the core values of hon-
or, courage and commitment. Its distinctly
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CCSO promotes 'Operation Chill'

Parents, deputies want to ticket your kids
this summer. But don't worry; it's a good
The Collier County Sheriff's Office has
partnered again with 7-Eleven to participate in
Operation Chill. This program was started in
1995 as a way to reward and encourage good
behavior to kids during the summertime.
Whenever a deputy sees a youngster per-
forming a good deed such as wearing a bike
helmet, going out of his or her way to help
someone or giving back to the community,
the deputy will hand out a coupon for a free

12-ounce Slurpee.
Youth Relations Bureau Cmdr. Beth Jones
said Operation Chill is a great tool deputies
can use to develop relationships with the
youth in our community, while at the same
time teaching them the importance of mak-
ing good decisions, being kind or doing the
right thing.
Some places where deputies will be on
"patrol" include local community and county
parks, neighborhoods and beaches, and even
during traffic stops when kids are found to be
wearing their seat belts.

Local Forecast
Weather forecast for Collier County from the National Weather Service
Local Forecast
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Northeast wind around 6 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind around 6 mph be-
coming east.

Extended Forecast
Friday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 88 and a 20 percent chance of showers. South-
east wind around 7 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. East southeast wind around 7 mph.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 88 and a 20 percent chance of showers.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72 and a 10 percent chance of show-
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 67.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.



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K- registration gets under way

Elementary schools in the School Dis-
trict of Collier County are beginning Kinder-
garten registration for the 2010-2011 school
Any child who will be five years old on
or before Sept. 1, 2010, is eligible to enter
Kindergarten this August. Parents may reg-
ister their child at the school he or she will
be attending through the last day of the cur-
rent school year, June 10. A parent needs
only to go to the school's office during
school hours and complete the registration
packet. Early registration is encouraged so
that school staff, faculty, and materials may
be appropriately planned.
Here's a list of what Florida State Law
requires parents to bring when they register
a child:
A copy of your child's birth certificate.
Proof of legal residence in Florida.
*Please note that three proofs of residency
are now required; as opposed to previ-
ous years when the requirement was two
A physical examination form com-

pleted and signed by your physician or the
Collier County Health Department within
a 12-month period immediately preceding
A current certificate of immunization
signed by the Collier County Health Depart-
ment or your physician.
A Kindergarten information booklet is
given to parents at registration time. Chil-
dren do not need to be present during reg-
Each school has scheduled, or is in the
process of scheduling, an orientation for
parents and future Kindergarteners. Con-
tact your child's school for details.
Any questions regarding requirements
or registration should be directed to your
child's school, or find out more by going
online to http://www.collierschools.com/
parents/enrollmentinfo.asp and click on
the "2010-2011 Enrollment Requirements"
link located near the bottom of the page.
You may also contact the school district's
Department of Student Services at 239-377-

Education News in Brief

Head Start program
now registering for fall
The Head Start Program is currently reg-
istering children for the upcoming 2010-11
school year. In order to be eligible for Head

Start, a child must be 4 years old by Sep-
tember 1st of the current year, and a family
must meet low income guidelines. To learn
more, please contact the Head Start Office at
239-377-0590, or visit their Web site at http://

Students First

Social Media monitoring

By Joe Landon
Collier County District Schools
I think we can all agree as parents and
grandparents that the recent Community Fo-
rum on Social Media- focusing on the impact
misuse of social media can have on our kids
- was long overdue. While the event is in the
past, we feel the need to keep the discussion
alive, and that's why we're continuing to re-
play the telecast of the forum on TV on The
Education Channel, cable 99. It'll be on again
this Sunday afternoon at 5:30, and again next
Saturday, May 8, at 2 p.m. Several of the pan-
elists (and we had an excellent panel) shared
Web sites that might be helpful for parents
who really want to stay on top of what their
kids are doing in that social media arena.
We've collected them and have posted a list
of those Web sites on the home page of OUR
site www.collierschools.com. Some of the
sites listed there are free, others may charge
for their services. One of the panelists, Andrea
Lynn of the Naples Daily News, wrote a won-
derful Guest Commentary about the forum
and her role in it for the paper on Thursday,
April 22. It should still be posted on the on-
line version of the paper at www.naplesnews.
com. This reminds me to thank the folks at the
Naples Daily News for partnering with us to
make the forum a reality and a success. They
were great! Another panelist, Marc Meyer, a
Principal with Digital Response Marketing
Group, says he lives, eats, and breathes social

media as he depends on it for his livelihood.
During the forum he warned, though, that
social media and social networks shouldn't
be used by anyone younger than say a fresh-
man or sophomore in high school. "I see no
need," said Meyer. In a piece he wrote for one
of his blogs recently, Meyer talks about the
"fire hose" that is electronic communication,
that is, social media. He asks how we, as par-
ents and grandparents, deal with it. And Marc
Meyer points out that "for parents, knowing
what your child is doing on a day-to-day basis
is normal, but adding the dynamic of social
media and social networks to the mix is defi-
nitely a challenge, especially without a road
map. Understanding social media, becoming
educated about it and learning how to use it,
and then learning to monitor it are things that
companies of all sizes are currently wrestling
with. Take heart parents, you're not alone!"
Meyer reassures us that "it does get better,
though, once we all are on the same page.
Just remember that you need to be controlling
the technology, not the other way around, and
it certainly should not be controlled by your
children; and though we call it a fire hose,
remember that the hose can be turned off!"
His 20 Point Checklist for Letting Your Child
Engage in Social Networking is posted on the
same page as the list of the Web sites that we
told you about. Again, go to our home page:
(www.collierschools.com) and click on the
Social Media Information link under "Looking
For?" or use the link found on the Community
eBoard. So Mom and Dad, here's to happy
monitoring! We wish you the best with it.

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Pet hurricane shelter Ie-1 1

The 2010 Hurricane Season is approach-
ing and it is time for pet owners to reregister
their pets for the Collier County Emergency
Pet Shelter. Pets must be reregistered from
last year in order to qualify for sheltering,
and new pets are also welcome to be reg-
Hurricane season officially begins June 1,
however the emergency shelter could be ac-
tivated for any disaster, not just hurricanes,
and pets must be pre-registered. Registration
for the Emergency Pet Shelter begins May 1.
Pets must be registered every year; registra-
tions are not automatically renewed.
Emergency Pet Shelter Information
The Collier County Emergency Pet Shel-
ter is located at North Collier Regional Park
located at 15000 Livingston Rd. in cases of
emergency. The shelter is an adjacency shel-
ter, which means pet owners and pets will
be sheltered separately within the park and
pets cannot be dropped off.
The Bureau of Emergency Services (BES)
determines if the shelter should be activated
based on mandatory evacuations and storm
surge vulnerability. Pre-registered pet own-

to begin
ers will be notified by an automated call sys-
tem once the shelter opens if they are locat-
ed in a mandatory evacuation zone or live in
manufactured housing. The shelter holds 75
pets, cats and dogs only.
Owners are required to provide care for
their pets prior to and post storm. DAS staff
and trained volunteers are, however, avail-
able to feed and care for the pets during the
storm. While DAS will have emergency sup-
plies on hand, owners are reminded that it
is their responsibility to provide crates, food,
medications, supplies and water for their
Registrations will be suspended if there is
a Tropical Storm and/or Hurricane Watch is-
sued for Collier County.
Pets in the shelter MUST HAVE UP-TO-
DATE vaccinations with a printed copy of the
vaccinations available for inspection. Hurri-
cane season runs from June 1 to Nov 30 and
if the public has questions they may call DAS
at 239-252-PETS (7387).
Visit http://www.colliergov.net/Index.
aspx?page= 1877 to register your pet(s).

1 p. : ial 1 I i al BullI. DAS
Andy is a 4 year old male red and white Boxer. He is sweet and loves to play
ball with you. He walks nicely on a leash and wants to be your new best
friend. Sam is a 4 month old male black and white Terrier mix. He loves to run
and play fetch and once you meet him you will be sure to fall in love with him!
Adopt from Collier County Domestic Animal Services located in Naples at
7610 Davis Blvd. Please call 239-252-PETS (7387) or visit DAS online to find
a lost or adoptable pet at: www.collierpets.com and give these loving pets a
chance at a new home. Cats are $60 to adopt and dogs are $85.

Benefit planned for homeless animals

Become Unleashed at a dance show
benefit for Collier County Domestic Ani-
mal Services (DAS) being hosted on May 8
by the Platinum Coast Dance Company at
Golden Gate Community Center. The vari-
ety show begins at 1 p.m.
Michele Ryan, the owner of the Plati-
num Coast Dance Company, is presenting
a variety dance show called Unleashed,
and is open to all willing participants. The
Golden Gate Community Center's Audito-
rium, located at 4701 Golden Gate Parkway
offers a fantastic stage for such a fun dance
Ryan's own dance classes will be donat-
ing their time to perform at the show with
exciting, upbeat dance routines. Guest per-
formers include Jennifer Schooley, organiz-
er/dancer Michele Ryan and The Calendar
Girls, a non-profit dance team made up of

dancers ages 50 and over. Mac McCord will
also be performing a Ballroom and Swing
Domestic Animal Services' staff and vol-
unteers will be performing a line dance to
the song "Hound Dog."
Unleashed will include raffle drawings
for substantial gift certificates from local
businesses and Kevin Smith from Florida
Talent will provide the music and DJ.
Dance show participants have been
chosen, and the public is invited to view
the variety show for just a $5 donation per
person or people may donate an item for
use in the shelter including non-scented
bleach, clay kitty litter, 6-foot leashes, dog
collars or 13x9 aluminum litter pans. For
more information, call Michele Ryan at

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Pinecrest Elementary School (PCR) students
have been selected to take part in the Florida
Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Office of Out-
reach Programs Summer Institute (SI) Pro-
gram. The program begins on Saturday, June
19, and will end on Thursday, June 25.
The PCR students Hernan Cortez, Osbal-
do Matias, Erik Ramirez, and Jose Vega were
selected to attend the SI Program after writing

an essay and having a letter of recommenda-
tion submitted. Each essay was based on the
subject of "whether or not college education
should be free to all students." Students also
had to provide ways in which they would give
back to their community after getting a college
education. PCR sixth grade teacher Domenic
Panterra wrote letters of recommendation.
In addition to the essay and letter of recom-
mendation, the students needed to have good
grades and show good citizenship skills.

The SI program is sponsored by the FGCU
CROP (College Reach Out Program) and its
Scholar's Club Program. It is designed as an
enrichment opportunity for sixth, seventh,
and eighth grade students. Offered by FGCU
every year, SI usually happens at the FGCU
campus. However, this year they received a
grant to take students to Washington, D.C. to
take part in the Close Up Program. Close Up
offers inspiring, challenging and fun programs
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signed to help students experience govern-
ment "close up" and make a personal con-
nection between history and their own roles
as participants in the U.S. democracy.
Travel, lodging, and food expenses will be
covered by the FGCU Office of Outreach Pro-
To learn more, please contact PCR Schol-
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each of the participating schools compete
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top three teams in each division will advance
to the finals to be held at the Dr. Martin Lu-
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into three divisions: North, South, and Cen-
tral. Each game has three rounds, with nine
toss-up questions plus earned bonus ques-
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p.m. on May 17; North -; 3:30 p.m. on May 9,
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Students experience 'A

day in the life of a princess'

More than 20 Immokalee middle and
high school students put themselves in Prin-
cess Diana's shoes and dreamed of how they
would change the world from eradicating
poverty to improving high school gradua-
tion rates as part of an essay contest cre-
ated and sponsored by the Fifth Third Bank
Women's Network.
The bank invited participants in The
Immokalee Foundation's Immokalee Read-
ers mentor program to answer one of two
questions: How did Princess Diana change
the world? Or, if you were a princess, how
would you change the world? The answers
included education, equality, preserving nat-
ural resources and making peace.
All of the girls who submitted entries
traveled by bus on March 30, to see the Prin-
cess Diana: Dresses of Inspiration exhibition
at The von Liebig Art Center. The day fea-
tured afternoon tea with their mentors, Fifth
Third Bank Women's Network members
and foundation representatives. Three top
winners received prizes that included book-
store gift certificates and a commemorative
plaque recognizing their achievement. All
the girls received tiaras, Princess for a Day
pink sashes and other items in a goody bag.
There were few dry eyes in the audi-
ence as first place winner, 14-year-old Ethi-
ana Lovely Previlus, read of her desire to
eliminate poverty. "I would make sure every
family has a pillow to put their heads on at
night," she said, inspired by her trip to Haiti
last summer. "Every child would have shoes
and fresh clothes to put on their backs. No
one would struggle to find basic survival
Second and third-place winners were
Daisy Olvera (age 15, 10th grade) and Angel-
ica Jean (age 15, 10th grade), respectively.
Olvera's essay was about eliminating hunger
and the importance of education, and Jean's
essay was about ending homelessness and
the significance of hope.
"This program was a powerful way to
inspire creativity among Southwest Florida's
future businesswomen, and it was also a
powerful reminder of the things we take for
granted," said Kathy Leavesley, Fifth Third
Bank vice president and marketing director.
"Fifth Third Bank believes and supports The
Immokalee Foundation's mission to provide
educational opportunities for Immokalee's
children from early childhood through the
beginning of their professional lives."
"We cannot thank Fifth Third Bank
enough for their sponsorship of these young
ladies and support of TIF," said Liz Allbritten,
executive director of The Immokalee Foun-
dation. "Our young ladies walked away with
a greater knowledge of who Princess Diana
was, and the many lives she touched around
the world. Following the event, many of our
young ladies volunteered for 'Kids Against
Hunger,' wearing their sashes and tiaras as
they bagged food for the hungry living in
Immokalee and Haiti."
The Fifth Third Bank Women's Network
provides educational and networking op-
portunities for female bank officers, profes-
sional women and young women in com-
munities the bank serves. Each women's


Submitted photos
Princesses for just one day gave Prin-
cess Ethiana Lovely Previlus, 14, first
place winner and also Princess Daisy
Olvera, 15, a chance to tell how they
would change the world for the better
as the late Princess Diana worked to
do. Each of the contestants enjoyed a
regal day visiting the exhibit of Prin-
cess Di's dresses on display in Na-

network member donated five dollars to at-
tend the event. The funds will benefit Bosom
Buddies Breast Cancer Support Inc. and the
NCH Mammogram Fund, beneficiaries of
the Princess Diana exhibition.
Fifth Third Bank (South Florida), head-
quartered in Naples, has assets of $3.6 billion
and more than 60 banking centers serving
Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Lee, Manatee,
Palm Beach and Sarasota counties. An affili-
ate of Fifth Third Bancorp, Fifth Third Bank
offers full-service banking convenience,
including mortgage, private banking, cor-
porate banking, trust, investments and cur-
rency exchange for 110 countries.

Immokalee Bulletin

April 29, 2010

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