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NO BAN ON BEACH WEDDINGS Contrary to word spreading on Siesta Key, county staff has not banned weddings at the public beach in 2015 because of planned construction. Image by Beercha via Wikimedia Commons THE GENERAL LOCATION FOR VOWS ON SIESTA PUBLIC BEACH MAY BE TEMPORARILY INCONVENIENT AS OF JANUARY 2015, BUT COUNTY STAFF WILL ALLOW CEREMONIES IF COUPLES DESIRE THEM By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor When construction begins on the western end of Siesta Public Beach Park in January 2015, that part of the county's prime tourist attraction is not going to be as accommodating a setting for weddings as it is now, Sarasota County's Parks and Recreation Director Carolyn Brown told The Sarasota News We would be Leader this week. However, contrary to a miscommunication from Parks and Recreation staff to the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, the county is not going to deny permits to people interested in saying their vows in that area while improvements are under way, Carolyn Brown said in an interview on Jan. 7. happy to rent it … but getting to it is going to be very tricky. Carolyn Brown Director Parks and Recreation Department Sarasota County "It's certainly not impossible," Brown said of holding weddings during 2015 on the segment of beach, which faces north. "We are always going to be responsive to the community's needs."

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