For Immediate Release
February 20, 2009

Fishers Freedom Festival Now Accepting Entries for the 2009 Royal Court

Fishers, IN – – The Fishers Freedom Festival announces their 2009 Royal Court contest.  All children residing within the Hamilton Southeastern school district who will be six or seven years old on June 1, 2009 are eligible to apply.

The court will be made up of one king, one queen, four princes, and four princesses.  The Fishers Freedom Festival’s Royal Court will be crowned at the festival.  Their required duties include riding on the Royal Court’s float in the Children’s Parade at 9 a.m. and also in the Main Parade at 3 p.m. both held on Sunday, June 28th.  Each Royal Court member must submit a photo of themselves to be published in the festival guide and for other promotional reasons.

All entries must have the following:
* First and last name
* Male or female
* Age
* Birth date
* T-shirt size
* Address
* Phone number
* Email address (if available)
* Must be on no smaller than 3” X 5” card and no bigger than 8 ½” X 11” paper
* Parent’s signature

All entry forms must be submitted no later than Friday, March 13 to the Fishers Freedom Festival, P.O. Box 930, Fishers, IN 46038 or faxed to 595-3196.  Only one entry per student.  Previous Royal Court members are ineligible.

All entry forms will be placed in two boxes according to gender.  The Fishers Town Council will randomly draw and announce the winning names from the boxes at an upcoming Town Council meeting.

Back in 1989, the founders of the Fishers Parade and Festival decided to have a community gathering to celebrate Independence Day.  With the help of volunteers, the event originated as a one-day community picnic, parade, and a few games for the children.  Due to the overwhelming participation by the public, this event grew to a two-day event.

The mission of the Fishers Freedom Festival is to encourage fellowship through civic partnerships and citizen involvement by creating a safe environment, developing needed community services, promoting family integrity and striving to improve the quality of life for every resident by investing in human potential.

The 21st annual Fishers Freedom Festival will be Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 at Roy G. Holland Park (One Park Drive in Fishers).  The Festival attracts over 45,000 attendees and is always in need of volunteers at different levels of participation.  For more information on volunteering or about the festival, please  visit 8601 East 116th Street in Fishers, or call 317-595-3195