Senior King Frank and Queen Izzy reigned over the Lehigh Acres Senior Center Renaissance Faire on Thursday, September 1 in the Senior Center "village" on Plaza Drive.
Director and Town Crier Teresa Perkins, assisted by Sharon Howen welcomed attendees with gold pouches of coins to enjoy the many games and wagers of the day. The indoor Village Square ambiance included straw floors, music, booths by costumed crafters selling homemade wares including art by Pat Franson, crowns and toys by Camille Dickson and Jeanie Franks, jewelry and pine needle crafts by Joyce Jepherson, shell sailor valentines by Ramona Mitchell, wood carving by Lenore DelCastillo and Williad Gamble, quilting by Quilters Class.
Entertainment was provided by belly dancers Marie Beirn, Haydee O'Toole, Clarkie Rhodes and Marion Shorey; fortune teller, Ruth Fratzke; jousters, black knight Darrell Fratzke and white knight Chet Olson; Shakespeare orator Lucy Gucofski; swordfighters Ellie Kalacius and Judy Pratt.
Renaissance Faire belly dancers
The catapult served by bonnet-clad Lillian Beauregard and stockade were built by Russ Holk and court jester Bob Holk.
Patio picnic grounds aroma from Chet Olson's grill included corn, hot dogs and Haney's turkey legs. Funnel cakes were by Marta Mc Donald, ice cream sundaes, popcorn, drinks and other "tid bits" were served by Peggie Halvorsen, Rick Thayer, Marilyn Bombard and Ed Bishop.
The Lehigh Acres Senior Citizen Center has several programs throughout the year that bring fun activities to the Center. Those who would like to join the Senior Center for a modest membership fee are invited to stop by and tour the facility on Plaza Drive in Lehigh.