Under a clear blue sky dozens of Island kids participated in the first event of the 2019 Lions Shrimp Festival, the Shrimp Kids Run on the beach at Gulf Beach Road. The 1-mile run, sponsored by the Beach Lions and Lee Drywall and coordinated by the Cypress Lake High School Boosters, had Shrimp Princesses and Cypress Lake Panther athletes cheering them on, along with a full contingent of parents and siblings. Awards were presented to the top 3 boys and girls in each grade K – 5. The Shrimp Run 5K will be held Saturday, March 9 at 9am beginning at Doc Ford’s. Photos by M. Layfield.