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"2013 Spray Off" in Lehigh Acres
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Lehigh Acres Community Initiative and Keep Lee County Beautiful, in partnership with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, will be hosting a “2013 Spray Off”. This competition will allow local youth to apply their mixed media artistic talent utilizing spray paint on appropriate canvas and not on local homes, businesses and vehicles.

The Lehigh Acres Community Initiative focuses on the community with a grassroots effort to promote change for the betterment of the area as well as encourage the community to support local youth. The 2013 Spray Off program is intended to promote artistic abilities to be used in a proper manner and serve as an outreach to reduce the amount of graffiti in the Lehigh Acres community.

The competition rules will require local youth to submit a photo of prior art work, as well as registration forms, for the pre-judging phase. Twelve participants will be selected to enter the second round to paint on October 26th, 2013 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Veterans Park in Lehigh Acres. All artwork will be on display at the Lehigh Makes a Difference Day event which will also be held at Veterans Park on October 26, 2013 from 3-8 p.m.

Three winners will be selected and each participant will be rewarded a consolation prize. The 1st place prize winner will have the opportunity to paint a safe community mural on canvas that will be displayed in the Community Policing room at the Bravo District Substation. The artwork collected will be used in future graffiti prevention programs in coordination with the Sheriff’s Youth Activities League.

Registration forms can be picked up at the East County Regional Library or printed from the link on The deadline to register and send in artwork is September 27, 2013.

Media Inquiries are directed to Andrea Adams at