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Contact: Chris Cate
850.245.6522

MEDIA ADVISORY: Viva Florida 500 Statewide Summit, in collaboration with the St. Augustine 450th Commemoration Commission

Tallahassee, Florida –

DATE:        September 28, 2012
CONTACT: Chris Cate, (850) 245-6522
RE:             Viva Florida 500 Statewide Summit, in collaboration with the St. Augustine 450th Commemoration Commission

Secretary of State Ken Detzner, in collaboration with the St. Augustine 450th Commemoration Commission, will be hosting a Viva Florida 500 Statewide Summit on Monday, October 1, 2012.

The summit’s morning session will feature Secretary of State Ken Detzner, federally appointed commissioners from St. Augustine’s 450th Commemoration Commission, including the Mayor of St. Augustine, civil rights leader and former UN Ambassador Andrew Young as well as esteemed historian Dr. Michael Gannon. International and state leadership will also present on the unique opportunities during the commemorative years to strengthen tourism, stimulate economic development and educate the world about the state’s significant role in American history. The afternoon session will focus on resources to assist organizations in the development and marketing of Viva Florida 500 events and activities.

For more information about Viva Florida 500, please visit www.fla500.com.

DATE:         Monday, October 1, 2012
TIME:          10:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Flagler College Lewis Auditorium
                   14 Granada Street
                   St. Augustine, Florida, 32084