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Light Up Estero 2022
“Unity In The Community” was the theme for the annual Light Up Estero event organized by the Rotary Club of Estero and held at Ocean Church on Dec. 3. The evening included holiday festivities, a seasonal sing-along, food trucks, bounce houses, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus–arriving by Estero fire truck! The program included the Pledge of Allegiance with the Estero High School Color Guard, and Christmas songs by the New Horizons Children’s Choir. The event raised $20,000 to support Hurricane Ian relief, the Estero Forever Foundation and scholarships for Estero High School students through the Rotary Club.
Photos by Ed Weil and Marilyn Edwards
Biz Kidz Expo 2022
Estero played host to a wide variety of innovative, young entrepreneurs competing for prize money, bragging rights and business advice from local leaders at the Biz Kidz Expo on Dec. 3, 2022, at Miromar Outlets. The competition allowed children ranging in ages from 7 to 17 to showcase their businesses and sell their products or services. The expo’s co-founders are J.D. and Kristina Ribali.
Winners in the Senior Division were: First place ($1,000) – Kaci Richardson, Kaci’s Cakes & Bakes; Second place ($750) – Sofia Garcia and Alexa Tercero, Faer: For Everyone. Winners in the Junior Division were: First place ($1,000) – Conner and Alexander Brown, Science Simplified in a Box; Second place ($750) – Israel Gallegos, Big Boy’s Peanut Butter Treats; Third place ($500) – Ben Jarvis, Razor Robots.
People’s Choice winner ($500) was Kyleigh See, Pawsitive Packages.
Photos by Jay Schlichter