We have a winner! Lake Eustis photo to grace 2019 county calendar

This Lake Eustis photo, submitted by Teresa Jenkins, won an online contest for a calendar cover. // Photo provided by Lake County

From more than 250 entries and more than 3,000 votes cast online, a winner has been selected for the cover of Lake County’s 2019 Adopt-a-Lake Calendar: a photo of a boater on Lake Eustis submitted by Teresa Jenkins.

The online contest, which was open to the public, resulted in the top 14 photos of county waterbodies being chosen for the calendar. The runner-up photos are included in a special section on the back of the calendar. From the more than 250 entries, a committee narrowed those down to 30, which were then placed in an online gallery for voting, a news release states.

The Adopt-a-Lake calendars are available for a suggested donation of $5 at the Lake County Water Lab, 12923 County Landfill Road; the Solid Waste Administration Office, 13130 County Landfill Road; and the Office of Building Services, 315 W. Main St., Suite 515, Tavares. Calendars also may be ordered by mailing a check to: Adopt-a-Lake Program, P.O. Box 7800, Tavares, FL 32778. If requesting a calendar by mail, an additional $1 should be included for postage and handling.

The Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program encourages local civic organizations, individuals, and fraternal and business groups to adopt a segment of a lake’s shoreline. The program comprises three components: water-quality monitoring, public education, and pollution prevention. Volunteers can select which aspects of the program best fit their level of interest, the release states.

For more information about the calendar or the Adopt-a-Lake Program, contact Cathie Catasus at 352.253.1659 or ccatasus@lakecountyfl.gov.