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IT'S A GO! The Tilted Kilt moves past the downtown Sarasota crowd during the Festival Parade of Boats in June 2012. Photo by Norman Schimmel THE COUNTY COMMISSION VOTES TO ALLOCATE TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX REVENUE TO SUNCOAST CHARITIES FOR CHILDREN SO IT CAN HOST THE SUNCOAST GRAND PRIX THIS SUMMER By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor Hours after the Sarasota County Commis- She added, "Now I've got to ramp up all sion approved a grant to cover the sanction- the events." ing fee for the 2013 Three weeks after the Suncoast Super Boat County Commission Grand Prix, Lucy NiThis is not a precedent for any voted 3-2 to award candri, vice president other festival to come to us out of the Suncoast Charities of Suncoast Charities budget cycle … This is going to be a $10,000 to replace for Children, told The special exception. This will certainly not state funding it had Sarasota News Lead- be the rule for this commissioner. lost for its annual er, "I'm feeling much Grand Prix Festival — Christine Robinson Commissioner better … You have plus $3,500 in in-kind Sarasota County no idea!" expenses — the com-

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