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06/14/2013

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NEWS BRIEFS Residents are encouraged to vote for Sarasota County as the 2013 All-America City. Video provided by Sarasota County via YouTube ALL-AMERICA CITY YOUTUBE VIDEO VOTING UNDER WAY Sarasota County Government is encouraging area residents to watch and vote for the county's YouTube video entry, Sarasota Transcends, which is part of the county's effort to be named the 2013 All-America City. Voting for the best video ends on June 15, County Administrator Randall Reid reminded county supporters this week. The winner of the All-America City competition will be announced in Denver, CO, on June 16. also will be announced at the All-America City celebration on June 16. In April, Sarasota County was named one of 20 finalists for the All-America City Awards, a nationwide contest established by the National Civic League that recognizes communities demonstrating innovation, civic engagement and cross-sector collaboration, a county news release notes. Sarasota County won the award in 2006. 
 The All-America Stories video contest features This year's All-America City finalists were se10 entries, an All-America City news release lected based on efforts that honor and benefit says. The video with the most likes will be the military veterans and their families, the news 2013 All-America Stories winner. release points out. Sarasota County's submisHowever, the release adds, if the video with sion focused on the first-of-a-kind partnership the most views is not the same as the one vot- between The Patterson Foundation and the ed most liked, the organization will present National Cemetery Administration, which recertificates to both winners. The honorees sulted in the following: 
 


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