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Naples Strawberry Festival 2012

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Young Kings guitarist. Photo / Darryl A. Wells

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  • Strawberries were the theme of the night for everyone young and old. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
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While he waits for the crowds to roll in, Ricky Thomas, right, reads a book on his ride, The Zero Gravity, during the opening night of the 4th Annual Naples Strawberry and Music Festival on Thursday. The carnival area was the only part of the festival open on Thursday but those who were there enjoyed various rides and games. The festival runs until Sunday at Cornerstone United Methodist Church on Immokalee Road.
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Sayzar Salinas, 15, peeks down after doing a backflip on a bungee bounce on the opening night of the 4th Annual Naples Strawberry and Music Festival on Thursday. The carnival area was the only part of the festival open on Thursday but those who were there enjoyed various rides and games. The festival runs until Sunday at Cornerstone United Methodist Church on Immokalee Road.
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Dennis Thompson, center, looks on as his customers try to win a prize on the opening night of the 4th Annual Naples Strawberry and Music Festival on Thursday. The carnival area was the only part of the festival open on Thursday but those who were there enjoyed various rides and games. The festival runs until Sunday at Cornerstone United Methodist Church on Immokalee Road.
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Scenes from the opening night of the 4th Annual Naples Strawberry and Music Festival on Thursday. The carnival area was the only part of the festival open on Thursday but those who were there enjoyed various rides and games. The festival runs until Sunday at Cornerstone United Methodist Church on Immokalee Road.
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Scenes from the opening night of the 4th Annual Naples Strawberry and Music Festival on Thursday. The carnival area was the only part of the festival open on Thursday but those who were there enjoyed various rides and games. The festival runs until Sunday at Cornerstone United Methodist Church on Immokalee Road.
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Ricky Salinas, 8, top right, looks over the carnival area while he jumps on a bungee bounce during the opening night of the 4th Annual Naples Strawberry and Music Festival on Thursday. The carnival area was the only part of the festival open on Thursday but those who were there enjoyed various rides and games. The festival runs until Sunday at Cornerstone United Methodist Church on Immokalee Road.
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Cody Smelcer, 20, of LaBelle, Fla., is in his first year working in the carnival circuit. He grew up around it and says that he's used to all of the hard work that goes along with it. Smelcer stands for this portrait on the opening night of the 4th Annual Naples Strawberry and Music Festival on Thursday. The carnival area was the only part of the festival open on Thursday but those who were there enjoyed various rides and games. The festival runs until Sunday at Cornerstone United Methodist Church on Immokalee Road.
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Natalia Salinas', 17,  hair whips around after she does a back flip while on a bungee bounce with her friends and family during the opening night of the 4th Annual Naples Strawberry and Music Festival on Thursday. The carnival area was the only part of the festival open on Thursday but those who were there enjoyed various rides and games. The festival runs until Sunday at Cornerstone United Methodist Church on Immokalee Road.
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Scenes from the opening night of the 4th Annual Naples Strawberry and Music Festival on Thursday. The carnival area was the only part of the festival open on Thursday but those who were there enjoyed various rides and games. The festival runs until Sunday at Cornerstone United Methodist Church on Immokalee Road.
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Exhausted from the constant bouncing, Sergio Garcia, 11, waits to be helped off the bungee bounce during the opening night of the 4th Annual Naples Strawberry and Music Festival on Thursday. The carnival area was the only part of the festival open on Thursday but those who were there enjoyed various rides and games. The festival runs until Sunday at Cornerstone United Methodist Church on Immokalee Road.
  • Drummer of Young Kings out of Fort Myers. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • Young Kings guitarist. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • All signs pointed to the Music and fun of the 2012 Strawberry Festival. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • Kaleb Bugeanu enjoys a bubble shooter with fiend at the carnival. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • Rides and fun were a welcome release for kids and parents who had a great night out at Cornerstone Park. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • Members of the strawberry table served up strawberry pies, chocolate covered strawberries and many other treats of the fruit of the night to be celebrated through March 4th. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • Food Vendors were plentiful with all kinds of treats for Strawberry Festival visitors. The Ice Cream Club served up sweet treats. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • The Young Kings played one of the night sets for the Strawberry & Music Festival's Friday night jam, which starts this year at 5 p.m. Friday in the field between Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 8200 Immokalee Road, and Gulf Coast High School in North Naples. The festival runs through Sunday.
  • Christian rock band singer gave selections in English and Spanish for the many visitors to this years festival event. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • Guitarist of a Friday night Christian rock band played for the visitors to the 4th annual Strawberry Festival and carnival. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • Singing and playing for a crowd which grew with the day and coming night at the 2012 Strawberry Festival. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • Bassist for one of the many performing Christian rock groups makes a Friday night appearance. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • The stage was kept bumping and jamming by this Christian rock drummer. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • Rides included the traditional Ferris wheel and many others which had long lines throughout the night. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • Little Harley Plaisance goes for a super jump on one of the carnival rides during Strawberry Fest on Friday night. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • Dailany Aguilar and mom enjoy a ride on the carousel horses, another carnival favorite of the kids. Photo / Darryl A. Wells
  • The rides gave a thrill and cheer to and from festival patrons. Photo / Darryl A. Wells

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