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.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Thank You Mr. Burns

It was a beautiful afternoon and evening for the party in Burns Court. The special tribute to Owen Burns included his daughter Harriet, his great grandson and great grandaughter as Mayor Kelly Kirschner read the official city of Sarasota proclamation thanking Mr. Burns for the tremendous contributions he made to the community we all love.

Thank you to all of the supporters of the Owen Burns Celebration especially Debbe Dart, without whose vision, creativity and tireless dedication this week wouldn't have been possible. 
In the words of the author Jeff LaHurd, "Burns's legacy is that he laid the foundation for the Sarasota we enjoy today."
Thank you Mr. Burns and thank you city of Sarasota for tipping your hat to a great man.


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