Joe Mobley, hometown comedian will perform this weekend at the SCF

Joe Mobley, born December 5, 1969 started his comedy Shenanigans while in high school in LaBelle, where he danced and sang in the chorus. Later, Joe was a stand-up entertainer in the US Armed Forces, 􀀃where he wooed fellow soldiers, with his talents from Oklahoma to Germany. When he went to college to pursue business, […]

Changes happening to the Swamp Cabbage Parade

By the Swamp Cabbage Festival Committee For over 50 years, residents and tourists alike have flocked to our small town to watch floats covered in cabbage fronds travel down Bridge Street while listening to our home town bands play their marching tunes. It is a valued tradition that has grown to include entries from all […]

Bourdeau and Gonzales are Swamp Cabbage Festival Royals

With the Goddess of Greek Mythology as the theme, January 27, 2018 is a date that some young women will never forget. This was the date of the pageant that crowned the 2018 Swamp Cabbage Queen, Princess and their courts. With all their pageant experience, former Queens Jennifer Dampler and Mallory Tanner were excellent co-emcees […]

England is 2018 Grand Marshal of the Swamp Cabbage Festival parade

The 2018 Grand Marshal for the Swamp Cabbage Festival is Margaret England who is actually a Florida Native, living in LaBelle. She was born in Brooksville, FL into a Coast Guard Family: Chief Bosin Mate Bob England and mom Mae England. They lived in Floral City, FL, Sanibel Light Station, FL (1946-49), Puerto Rico, Ft. […]

Ramon and Bersabe Lopez Rodriguez named the 2018 Swamp Cabbage Festival Pioneer Family

Ramon and Bersabe Lopez Rodriguez, descendants of pioneer Spanish stock going back to the days when the Atlantic Coast of North America belonged to Great Britain and much of the Gulf Coast of North America including much of the present State of Texas was included in the Viceroyalty of New Spain, became pioneers themselves when […]

2017 SCF Parade Grand Marshall: Joe Thomas

Joseph Horn Thomas is the son of the late Milton R. Thomas and the late Frankye Cobb Thomas. Joe was born in Sarasota, Florida, on Tuesday, September 24, 1940. His first memories were of the family’s log ranch house outside Myakka City. He attended school through the 5th grade in Sarasota and moved to LaBelle […]

2017 SCF Pioneer Family; The Harns

Since before the Civil War, the Harn-Mathis Family has intertwined itself into the fabric of the LaBelle and the South Florida area. One member, Ray Harn, says with a smile that they must be related to just about everybody in the area. The road to Florida The SCF Pioneer Family for 2017 originally came to […]

The 2017 Swamp Cabbage Royalty

The 2017 Swamp Cabbage Queen and Princess Pageant was held at the LaBelle High School on Saturday, February 4. This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the pageant. The theme of the event was “The Golden Age of Hollywood” and the stage was adorned with embellishments indicative of the bygone era. Along the lip of […]

Royal smiles

The 50th Annual Swamp Cabbage Queen and Princess Pageant lived up to its high expectations! At the end of the evening, the judges had arrived at a decision: Kasey Whidden,  was wearing the 2016 Miss Swamp Cabbage Queen crown and Kayla Wills was the new Princess. From beginning to end the event showcased some of […]