The Fishers Freedom Festival announces their 2011 Royal Court contest.  All children residing within the Hamilton Southeastern school district who will be six or seven years old on June 1, 2011 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 and also in the Main Parade both held on Sunday, June 26th.  Each Royal Court member must submit a photo of themselves to be published in the festival guide upon confirmation of participation 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)
• School
• 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 Tuesday, March 1 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.

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 23rd annual Fishers Freedom Festival will be Saturday, June 25th and Sunday, June 26th.  The festival is always in need of volunteers at different levels of participation.  For more information, please email info@fishersfreedomfestival.org, visit 8591 East 116th Street in Fishers or call 317-595-3195.  Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook.