Clewiston Sugar Festival boosts local economy; annual event drives influx of dollars to local businesses throughout Clewiston and Hendry County

This year the Clewiston Sugar Festival celebrates its 30th year. It is a major milestone in the history of the event and while many people look forward to it for months, not all festival-goers are aware of the economic impact of the annual celebration. According to Hillary Hyslope, executive director of the Clewiston Chamber of […]

‘Top Chef’ to help judge recipe contest; Johnny Iuzzini to appear at Clewiston Sugar Festival

If you ask Judy Sanchez what she’s most looking forward to at this year’s Sugar Festival, one of her answers might arrive before the question has a chance to end: Johnny Iuzzini. The director of corporate communications and public affairs for U.S. Sugar doesn’t mince words when talking about Iuzzini, the author of Sugar Rush, […]

Sugar Festival line-up promises to be one to remember; Gary Allan, Eric Paslay, Chase Bryant to perform

If there is any proof of how hard and tirelessly festival organizers have worked to make the 30th Sugar Festival one of the biggest ever, it is in the star-studded line-up that is set to rock Clewiston on Saturday, March 19. Best of all, there is no charge to see this top talent. Gary Allan. […]

America’s Sweetest Town to host 30th Clewiston Sugar Festival; family-friendly event is free and bigger than ever

America’s sweetest town will host the annual Clewiston Sugar Festival on March 19. The festival is a free event featuring celebrity dessert chef Johnny Iuzzini, musical guests country music giants Gary Allan, Chase Bryant and Eric Paslay, local bands YourDesign and Sierra Band, and plenty of family-friendly activities. The festival will be held from 9 […]

2016 WISH Fashion Show biggest event yet; Fundraising program for hospital brings community together for worthy cause

This year’s WISH Fashion Show was a huge success, according to organizers, with the event netting what may be the largest amount yet in the show’s four-year history. A ccording to Cindy Carroll, president of the organization that organizes the show, more than $120,000 has been raised off of only four fashion show events, an […]