Who Are Belles & Gents?
Belles & Gents are the next generation of Springtime Tallahassee and are well represented by this youth service organization.
The Belles & Gents is a service organization composed of high school-age children and grandchildren of Springtime members as well as associate members who are not legacies of Springtime members. They undergo a training period that encompasses the study of the history of our city and state, as well as instruction in poise, good grooming, and etiquette. Each year, they participate in civic, social and government activities.
Giving Back To The Community
The Belles and Gents have participated in volunteer activities for Second Harvest Food Bank, Children’s Home Society, Leonard Wesson Elementary School and the Ronald McDonald House to name just a few.
Among the Belles & Gents, Mr. and Miss Springtime and Mr. and Miss Congeniality are selected from the organization’s graduating seniors. Mr. and Miss Springtime are selected on a basis of community service points, knowledge of Tallahassee and Florida history, interviews by community judges and a vote of their peers. They are announced at the annual Coronation Ball, and represent Springtime throughout the festival year’s activities. The lucky recipients each receive a $500 scholarship from Springtime Tallahassee!