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Sam Verdonck, 6, center right, of Fort Myers holds an impromptu 'stick up' using his fingers as guns while being coralled by his father, Scott, right, pointing at Amy Hemsley, center left, and Marc Hawkins, center, both of Cape Coral during the 8th annual 2013 Pollo Tropico Pirate Fest on Old San Carlos Boulevard Oct. 11, 2013 in Fort Myers Beach, Fla. Hundreds came to for the pirate stroll which kicks off events through Sunday concerning all things swash-buckling. Events include pirate ship rides, shows, music, food, merchandise and more. The family-friendly event is free Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Sunday. Hemsley and Hawkins say they play their roles between pirates and medieval festivals 8 months out of the year traveling between Florida, Georgia and Alabama. 'The best part is the children,' Hemsley said. 'Because I like giving out treasure (chocolate coins).'

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Corey Perrine/Staff Sam Verdonck, 6, center right, of Fort Myers holds an impromptu "stick up" using his fingers as guns while being coralled by his father, Scott, right, pointing at Amy Hemsley, center left, and Marc Hawkins, center, both of Cape Coral during the 8th annual 2013 Pollo Tropico Pirate Fest on Old San Carlos Boulevard Oct. 11, 2013 in Fort Myers Beach, Fla. Hundreds came to for the pirate stroll which kicks off events through Sunday concerning all things swash-buckling. Events include pirate ship rides, shows, music, food, merchandise and more. The family-friendly event is free Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Sunday. Hemsley and Hawkins say they play their roles between pirates and medieval festivals 8 months out of the year traveling between Florida, Georgia and Alabama. "The best part is the children," Hemsley said. "Because I like giving out treasure (chocolate coins)."

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