October 24 - 30, 2011

October 24 - 30, 2011
John Hamilton Gillespie Celebration Week

The week-long party
celebrating the Father of Sarasota…and golf was a big success! From O'Leary's Kick-off Party, Jeff LaHurd's New Book, Jacobites Bagpipers, Trolley Tours, Kiwanis Golf Tournament, and Hartman Gallery Photography Exhibition, to the Palm Avenue Street Party, The Macallan VIP Scotch Tasting, Lunch in Rosemary Cemetery, and Walking Tour of the Gillespie Park Neighborhood - every special event was a wonderful way to honor Sarasota's history.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Join the Celebration!

The Owen Burns Celebration is one week for our community's residents and businesses to pay tribute to the man who changed Sarasota. Owen Burns is responsible for creating the unique city we live in today. 100 years ago he moved to Sarasota, became a welcome civic leader and the town's most prolific developer. The Owen Burns Celebration Committee encourages businesses, retailers and restauranteurs to take advantage of the celebration week by decorating storefronts in his honor, offering special menu items, even planning an Owen Burns Sale!

Join us in celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of one of our city's most significant civic leaders and developers.

Owen and Vernona

Vernona and Owen Burns on their honeymoon cruise to Europe 1912


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