Remembering Dolores


It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of our friend, Dolores Yost. This year the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival celebrates our 10th anniversary and Dolores played a part in all ten years. Dolores worked with us on gathering items for our “swag bags” that were given to our visiting filmmakers. These bags were filled with gifts and coupons from our local merchants so that they could appreciate our island from North to South and take home a piece of our paradise. Over 200 filmmakers delighted in the gifts Dolores collected – and when she was unable to assist, she provided us with her merchant contacts so that we could continue to promote Fort Myers Beach. The past few years, Dolores was unable to assist as much but she was never far from our hearts and we always made sure to send her a shirt and program guide to let her know we were thinking of her! I have so many fond memories of “The Yoster” (as I affectionately called her) and will miss her spunk so very much as we celebrate our anniversary this April. She may be gone but will never be forgotten!

Janeen Paulauskis

Executive Director

Fort Myers Beach Film Festival