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Goodland Mullet Fest 2010

Stan Gober, left,  poses for a photo with Jane Kahr, from Green Bay Wisconsin, at the 26th Annual Goodland Mullet Festival at Stan's Idle Hour in Goodland Sunday Jan. 31, 2010.  The festival highlight has long been the Buzzard Lope Queen Contest. Stan Gober, Stan's Idle Hour owner, penned a song called 'The Buzzard Lope' and became famous by performing it in a feathered buzzard costume. The winner of the queen contest is the lady who dances the best buzzard lope.Erik Kellar/Staff

Photo by ERIK KELLAR

Stan Gober, left, poses for a photo with Jane Kahr, from Green Bay Wisconsin, at the 26th Annual Goodland Mullet Festival at Stan's Idle Hour in Goodland Sunday Jan. 31, 2010. The festival highlight has long been the Buzzard Lope Queen Contest. Stan Gober, Stan's Idle Hour owner, penned a song called "The Buzzard Lope" and became famous by performing it in a feathered buzzard costume. The winner of the queen contest is the lady who dances the best buzzard lope.Erik Kellar/Staff

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  • Nile Duppstaet, the 'Buzzard Lope Queen Inspector,' talks with Pat Levy, from New York, during the 26th Annual Goodland Mullet Festival at Stan's Idle Hour in Goodland Sunday Jan. 31, 2010.  The festival highlight has long been the Buzzard Lope Queen Contest. Stan Gober, Stan's Idle Hour owner, penned a song called 'The Buzzard Lope' and became famous by performing it in a feathered buzzard costume. The winner of the queen contest is the lady who dances the best buzzard lope.Erik Kellar/Staff
  • Hope Goldberg, with custom beer holder, and her friend Jennifer West enjoy an exchange at the festival.
  • Buzzard Lope Queen Beverly Verhusen enjoys the moment from her new 'perch.'
  • Mary Martin, a past 'Buzzard Lope Queen,'  center, greets Pat Bour at the 26th Annual Goodland Mullet Festival at Stan's Idle Hour in Goodland Sunday Jan. 31, 2010.  The festival highlight has long been the Buzzard Lope Queen Contest. Stan Gober, Stan's Idle Hour owner, penned a song called 'The Buzzard Lope' and became famous by performing it in a feathered buzzard costume. The winner of the queen contest is the lady who dances the best buzzard lope.Erik Kellar/Staff
  • Scenes from the 26th Annual Goodland Mullet Festival at Stan's Idle Hour in Goodland Sunday Jan. 31, 2010.  The festival highlight has long been the Buzzard Lope Queen Contest. Stan Gober, Stan's Idle Hour owner, penned a song called 'The Buzzard Lope' and became famous by performing it in a feathered buzzard costume. The winner of the queen contest is the lady who dances the best buzzard lope.Erik Kellar/Staff
  • Scenes from the 26th Annual Goodland Mullet Festival at Stan's Idle Hour in Goodland Sunday Jan. 31, 2010.  The festival highlight has long been the Buzzard Lope Queen Contest. Stan Gober, Stan's Idle Hour owner, penned a song called 'The Buzzard Lope' and became famous by performing it in a feathered buzzard costume. The winner of the queen contest is the lady who dances the best buzzard lope.Erik Kellar/Staff
  • Scenes from the 26th Annual Goodland Mullet Festival at Stan's Idle Hour in Goodland Sunday Jan. 31, 2010.  The festival highlight has long been the Buzzard Lope Queen Contest. Stan Gober, Stan's Idle Hour owner, penned a song called 'The Buzzard Lope' and became famous by performing it in a feathered buzzard costume. The winner of the queen contest is the lady who dances the best buzzard lope.Erik Kellar/Staff
  • Ron Koiker of Sioux Falls, S.D., wears an appropriate hat for the occasion.
  • Scenes from the 26th Annual Goodland Mullet Festival at Stan's Idle Hour in Goodland Sunday Jan. 31, 2010.  The festival highlight has long been the Buzzard Lope Queen Contest. Stan Gober, Stan's Idle Hour owner, penned a song called 'The Buzzard Lope' and became famous by performing it in a feathered buzzard costume. The winner of the queen contest is the lady who dances the best buzzard lope.Erik Kellar/Staff
  • Atlana Doxsee, left, Natalie Strom, center, and Kim McGregor, perform the 'Buzzard Lope' dance at the 26th Annual Goodland Mullet Festival at Stan's Idle Hour in Goodland Sunday Jan. 31, 2010.  The festival highlight has long been the Buzzard Lope Queen Contest. Stan Gober, Stan's Idle Hour owner, penned a song called 'The Buzzard Lope' and became famous by performing it in a feathered buzzard costume. The winner of the queen contest is the lady who dances the best buzzard lope.Erik Kellar/Staff
  • Dan McConnell hoists daughter Brynn aloft for a better view.
  • Kim McGregor, a past 'Buzzard Lope Queen,' performs the 'Buzzard Lope' dance during the 26th Annual Goodland Mullet Festival at Stan's Idle Hour in Goodland Sunday Jan. 31, 2010.  The festival highlight has long been the Buzzard Lope Queen Contest. Stan Gober, Stan's Idle Hour owner, penned a song called 'The Buzzard Lope' and became famous by performing it in a feathered buzzard costume. The winner of the queen contest is the lady who dances the best buzzard lope.Erik Kellar/Staff
  • Scenes from the 26th Annual Goodland Mullet Festival at Stan's Idle Hour in Goodland Sunday Jan. 31, 2010.  The festival highlight has long been the Buzzard Lope Queen Contest. Stan Gober, Stan's Idle Hour owner, penned a song called 'The Buzzard Lope' and became famous by performing it in a feathered buzzard costume. The winner of the queen contest is the lady who dances the best buzzard lope.Erik Kellar/Staff
  • Stan Gober at the 26th Annual Goodland Mullet Festival at Stan's Idle Hour in Goodland Sunday Jan. 31, 2010.  The festival highlight has long been the Buzzard Lope Queen Contest. Stan Gober, Stan's Idle Hour owner, penned a song called 'The Buzzard Lope' and became famous by performing it in a feathered buzzard costume. The winner of the queen contest is the lady who dances the best buzzard lope.Erik Kellar/Staff
  • Sandy Tangenetti, from Pittsburg, dances at the 26th Annual Goodland Mullet Festival at Stan's Idle Hour in Goodland Sunday Jan. 31, 2010.  The festival highlight has long been the Buzzard Lope Queen Contest. Stan Gober, Stan's Idle Hour owner, penned a song called 'The Buzzard Lope' and became famous by performing it in a feathered buzzard costume. The winner of the queen contest is the lady who dances the best buzzard lope. Erik Kellar/Staff
  • Scenes from the 26th Annual Goodland Mullet Festival at Stan's Idle Hour in Goodland Sunday Jan. 31, 2010.  The festival highlight has long been the Buzzard Lope Queen Contest. Stan Gober, Stan's Idle Hour owner, penned a song called 'The Buzzard Lope' and became famous by performing it in a feathered buzzard costume. The winner of the queen contest is the lady who dances the best buzzard lope.Erik Kellar/Staff
  • Age is no barrier at the festival. Here, young Chase Mundhenke watches the proceedings with interest.
  • Stan Gober poses for a photo with fans at the 26th Annual Goodland Mullet Festival at Stan's Idle Hour in Goodland Sunday Jan. 31, 2010.  The festival highlight has long been the Buzzard Lope Queen Contest. Stan Gober, Stan's Idle Hour owner, penned a song called 'The Buzzard Lope' and became famous by performing it in a feathered buzzard costume. The winner of the queen contest is the lady who dances the best buzzard lope.Erik Kellar/Staff
  • Scenes from the 26th Annual Goodland Mullet Festival at Stan's Idle Hour in Goodland Sunday Jan. 31, 2010.  The festival highlight has long been the Buzzard Lope Queen Contest. Stan Gober, Stan's Idle Hour owner, penned a song called 'The Buzzard Lope' and became famous by performing it in a feathered buzzard costume. The winner of the queen contest is the lady who dances the best buzzard lope.Erik Kellar/Staff
  • Karen Shepard, a Buzzard Lope Queen contestant, poses for a photo at the 26th Annual Goodland Mullet Festival at Stan's Idle Hour in Goodland Sunday Jan. 31, 2010.  The festival highlight has long been the Buzzard Lope Queen Contest. Stan Gober, Stan's Idle Hour owner, penned a song called 'The Buzzard Lope' and became famous by performing it in a feathered buzzard costume. The winner of the queen contest is the lady who dances the best buzzard lope.Erik Kellar/Staff
  • Scenes from the 26th Annual Goodland Mullet Festival at Stan's Idle Hour in Goodland Sunday Jan. 31, 2010.  The festival highlight has long been the Buzzard Lope Queen Contest. Stan Gober, Stan's Idle Hour owner, penned a song called 'The Buzzard Lope' and became famous by performing it in a feathered buzzard costume. The winner of the queen contest is the lady who dances the best buzzard lope.Erik Kellar/Staff
  • Buzzard Queen Inspector, Nile Duppstaet, poses for a photo at the 26th Annual Goodland Mullet Festival at Stan's Idle Hour in Goodland Sunday Jan. 31, 2010.  The festival highlight has long been the Buzzard Lope Queen Contest. Stan Gober, Stan's Idle Hour owner, penned a song called 'The Buzzard Lope' and became famous by performing it in a feathered buzzard costume. The winner of the queen contest is the lady who dances the best buzzard lope.Erik Kellar/Staff
  • Barb Engles sports some unique head gear and eye wear to blend in at the 26th Annual Goodland Mullet Festival at Stan's Idle Hour in Goodland Sunday Jan. 31, 2010.  The festival highlight has long been the Buzzard Lope Queen Contest. Stan Gober, Stan's Idle Hour owner, penned a song called 'The Buzzard Lope' and became famous by performing it in a feathered buzzard costume. The winner of the queen contest is the lady who dances the best buzzard lope.Erik Kellar/Staff
  • Stan Gober listens to the National Anthem as it played to a packed crowd at the 26th Annual Goodland Mullet Festival at Stan's Idle Hour in Goodland Sunday Jan. 31, 2010.  The festival highlight has long been the Buzzard Lope Queen Contest. Stan Gober, Stan's Idle Hour owner, penned a song called 'The Buzzard Lope' and became famous by performing it in a feathered buzzard costume. The winner of the queen contest is the lady who dances the best buzzard lope.Erik Kellar/Staff
  • Scenes from the 26th Annual Goodland Mullet Festival at Stan's Idle Hour in Goodland Sunday Jan. 31, 2010.  The festival highlight has long been the Buzzard Lope Queen Contest. Stan Gober, Stan's Idle Hour owner, penned a song called 'The Buzzard Lope' and became famous by performing it in a feathered buzzard costume. The winner of the queen contest is the lady who dances the best buzzard lope.Erik Kellar/Staff
  • Scenes from the 26th Annual Goodland Mullet Festival at Stan's Idle Hour in Goodland Sunday Jan. 31, 2010.  The festival highlight has long been the Buzzard Lope Queen Contest. Stan Gober, Stan's Idle Hour owner, penned a song called 'The Buzzard Lope' and became famous by performing it in a feathered buzzard costume. The winner of the queen contest is the lady who dances the best buzzard lope.Erik Kellar/Staff
  • Stan Gober, left,  poses for a photo with Jane Kahr, from Green Bay Wisconsin, at the 26th Annual Goodland Mullet Festival at Stan's Idle Hour in Goodland Sunday Jan. 31, 2010.  The festival highlight has long been the Buzzard Lope Queen Contest. Stan Gober, Stan's Idle Hour owner, penned a song called 'The Buzzard Lope' and became famous by performing it in a feathered buzzard costume. The winner of the queen contest is the lady who dances the best buzzard lope.Erik Kellar/Staff
  • An unidentified woman contemplates the proceedings.
  • Luv ya kid. Jennifer West hugs a friend.
  • Buzzard Lope Queen Beverly Verhusen of Naples accepts congratulations from a friend after her win.
  • Ron Newcomb enjoys himself at the festival.
  • Host, festival orginator and honorary life 'Buzzard King' Stan Gober occupies the stage during the afternoon's highlight, the crowning of the Buzzard Lope Queen.

The 26th annual Goodland Mullet Festival at Stan's Idle Hour in Goodland Florida .

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