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03/22/2013

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A PLEA FOR COMMUNITY SUPPORT The boat parade down Main Street in Sarasota has been a big attraction during the annual Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival. Photo by Norman Schimmel THE SUNCOAST CHARITIES BOARD SETS APRIL 5 AS THE DATE TO DECIDE WHETHER IT CAN AFFORD TO GO FORWARD WITH THE SUNCOAST SUPER BOAT GRAND PRIX FESTIVAL By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor April 5 is the date the board of directors of Nicandri spoke with The Sarasota News the Suncoast Charities for Children has set to Leader a day after the Sarasota County Comdetermine whether it can afford to hold the mission approved a $10,000 grant, plus $3,500 in in-kind services, for Suncoast Super Boat the 2013 festival inGrand Prix Festival Are we willing to walk away from stead of the $100,000 this summer. this ��� and guess that we���re going to be grant Nicandri had That was the news just as busy or even 75 percent as busy sought. March 20 from Lucy during [the July Fourth holiday period] At 10 a.m. on Wednesand generate the same economic impact? day, March 27, NicaNicandri, vice president for marketing I think it���s a huge risk to take. ndri will host a press for Suncoast Charities conference at the HyJoe Barbetta Commissioner and chairwoman of att Regency Sarasota, Sarasota County the festival. located at 1000 Boule-

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