Friday, March 8, 2013

One World Gala Photos


2013 One World Gala

One World Gala Co-Chairs Bill Wallace & Jane Cirksena Thompson at the start of the festive Sister City 50th Anniversary Gala at the Sarasota Bay Club, March 3, 2013.  Photo by Eric Hilton
One World Gala Co-Chairs Bill Wallace & Jane Cirksena Thompson at the start of the festive Sister City 50th Anniversary Gala at the Sarasota Bay Club, March 3, 2013. Photo by Eric Hilton
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One World Gala Co-Chairs Bill Wallace & Jane Cirksena Thompson introduce Sister Cities of Sarasota President Tom Halbert to being the evening festivities at the One World Gala at Sarasota Bay Club on March 3,2013.  Photo by Eric Hilton
One World Gala Co-Chairs Bill Wallace & Jane Cirksena Thompson introduce Sister Cities of Sarasota President Tom Halbert to being the evening festivities at the One World Gala at Sarasota Bay Club on March 3,2013. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Sister Cities of Sarasota President Tom Halbert begins the 50th Anniversary of Sarasota Sister Cities program by presenting the organization history.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Sister Cities of Sarasota President Tom Halbert begins the 50th Anniversary of Sarasota Sister Cities program by presenting the organization history. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Sarasota Mayor Suzanne Atwell tells the attendees at the Sister Cities of Sarasota 50th Anniversary Gala the importance and value to the Sarasota communities. Photo by Eric Hilton
Sarasota Mayor Suzanne Atwell tells the attendees at the Sister Cities of Sarasota 50th Anniversary Gala the importance and value to the Sarasota communities. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Sarasota Major Suzanne Atwell opens the Sister Cities of Sarasota 50th Anniversary gala event with remarks about the importance and value of the communities citizen diplomatic organization.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Sarasota Major Suzanne Atwell opens the Sister Cities of Sarasota 50th Anniversary gala event with remarks about the importance and value of the communities citizen diplomatic organization. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Sister Cities of Sarasota Director of Events Gayle Maxey take the podium to inform the SisterCities 50th Anniversary gala attendees about the citizen diplomacy   involvement of former Sarasota Mayor Lou Ann Palmer who she nominated for the 2013 One World Award.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Sister Cities of Sarasota Director of Events Gayle Maxey take the podium to inform the SisterCities 50th Anniversary gala attendees about the citizen diplomacy involvement of former Sarasota Mayor Lou Ann Palmer who she nominated for the 2013 One World Award. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Former Sarasota Mayor Mary Anne Servian shows her support for the selection of fellow former Sarasota Mayor Lou Ann Palmer as the 2013 One World Award winner.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Former Sarasota Mayor Mary Anne Servian shows her support for the selection of fellow former Sarasota Mayor Lou Ann Palmer as the 2013 One World Award winner. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Former Sister Cities of Sarasota President Linda Palmer express excitement as Gayle  Maxey tells the 50th Anniversary Gala Event at Sarasota Bay Club why she nominated former Mayor Lou Ann Palmer for the prestigious One World Award.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Former Sister Cities of Sarasota President Linda Palmer express excitement as Gayle Maxey tells the 50th Anniversary Gala Event at Sarasota Bay Club why she nominated former Mayor Lou Ann Palmer for the prestigious One World Award. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Former Mayor Lou Ann Palmer at the 50th Anniversary Gala event where she listens to Sister Cities Director of Events telling attendees why she nominated Mayor Palmer for the 2013 One World Award.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Former Mayor Lou Ann Palmer at the 50th Anniversary Gala event where she listens to Sister Cities Director of Events telling attendees why she nominated Mayor Palmer for the 2013 One World Award. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Former Sarasota Mayor Lou Ann Palmer listens to Sister Cities Director of Events Gayle Maxey explanation of her nomination of Mayor Palmer for the 2013 One World Award.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Former Sarasota Mayor Lou Ann Palmer listens to Sister Cities Director of Events Gayle Maxey explanation of her nomination of Mayor Palmer for the 2013 One World Award. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Sister Cities of Sarasota President reads the citation for the One World Award presented to former Sarasota Mayor Lou Ann Palmer honoring her for her official and personal citizen diplomacy involvement which including the twinning  five of our eight sister cities with Sarasota.  Gayle Maxey, Sister Cities Director of Events, observes following her presentation on why she nominated Mayor Palmer for this award. Photo by Eric Hilton
Sister Cities of Sarasota President reads the citation for the One World Award presented to former Sarasota Mayor Lou Ann Palmer honoring her for her official and personal citizen diplomacy involvement which including the twinning five of our eight sister cities with Sarasota. Gayle Maxey, Sister Cities Director of Events, observes following her presentation on why she nominated Mayor Palmer for this award. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Former Sarasota Mayor Lou Ann Palmer thanks Sister Cities President Tom Halbert for her being honored with the One World Award during the 50th Anniversary kickoff event for Sister Cities at the Sarasota Bay Club on March 3, 2013.
Former Sarasota Mayor Lou Ann Palmer thanks Sister Cities President Tom Halbert for her being honored with the One World Award during the 50th Anniversary kickoff event for Sister Cities at the Sarasota Bay Club on March 3, 2013.
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Sister Cities of Sarasota President Tom Halbert presents the One World Award to former Sarasota Mayor Lou Ann Palmer on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club,  Photo by Eric Hilton
Sister Cities of Sarasota President Tom Halbert presents the One World Award to former Sarasota Mayor Lou Ann Palmer on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club, Photo by Eric Hilton
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Former Sarasota Mayor Lou Ann Palmer tells attendees of her passion and experiences of being involved and visiting five of Sarasota's eight sister cities and the positive impacts that resulted.  Her passion and interest culminated with the presentation of the One World Award for citizen diplomacy on March 3,2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Former Sarasota Mayor Lou Ann Palmer tells attendees of her passion and experiences of being involved and visiting five of Sarasota's eight sister cities and the positive impacts that resulted. Her passion and interest culminated with the presentation of the One World Award for citizen diplomacy on March 3,2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Former Sister Cities of Sarasota President  explains the citizen diplomacy initiatives by the Sarasota Christian School  that he nominated for the prestigious One World Award for 2013.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Former Sister Cities of Sarasota President explains the citizen diplomacy initiatives by the Sarasota Christian School that he nominated for the prestigious One World Award for 2013. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Sarasota Christian School Superintendent Jeff Shank and Sarasota Mayor Suzanne Atwell listen to former Sister Cities President Bill Wallace detail the citizen diplomacy initiatives that resulted in SCS receiving the One World Award presented to the school on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Sarasota Christian School Superintendent Jeff Shank and Sarasota Mayor Suzanne Atwell listen to former Sister Cities President Bill Wallace detail the citizen diplomacy initiatives that resulted in SCS receiving the One World Award presented to the school on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Sister Cities of Sarasota President Tom Halbert reads the citation for the One World Award to the Sarasota Christian School.  The award was accepted by Jeff Shank, Superintendent of the School at the Sister Cities 50th Anniversary event at the Sarasota Bay Club on March 3, 2013.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Sister Cities of Sarasota President Tom Halbert reads the citation for the One World Award to the Sarasota Christian School. The award was accepted by Jeff Shank, Superintendent of the School at the Sister Cities 50th Anniversary event at the Sarasota Bay Club on March 3, 2013. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Sister Cities of Sarasota President Tom Halbert presents the 2013 One World Award to Sarasota Christian School Superintendent Jeff Shank at the Sarasota Bay Club on March 3, 2013.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Sister Cities of Sarasota President Tom Halbert presents the 2013 One World Award to Sarasota Christian School Superintendent Jeff Shank at the Sarasota Bay Club on March 3, 2013. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Sarasota Christian School Superintendent Jeff Shank thanks the community selection committee and Sister Cities of Sarasota for the school being honored with the Sister Cities One World Award for 2013.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Sarasota Christian School Superintendent Jeff Shank thanks the community selection committee and Sister Cities of Sarasota for the school being honored with the Sister Cities One World Award for 2013. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Sarasota Christian School Superintendent Jeff Shank and Director of Faculty Dawn Graber co-share the One World Award presented to the school at the Sarasota Bay Club, March 3, 2013.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Sarasota Christian School Superintendent Jeff Shank and Director of Faculty Dawn Graber co-share the One World Award presented to the school at the Sarasota Bay Club, March 3, 2013. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Sister Cities of Sarasota member Ina Rae Levy adds a special welcome to the Sarasota Bay Club where she resides.  The Sarasota Bay Club was a Golden Sponsor for the Sister Cities One World Gala held on March 3, 2013.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Sister Cities of Sarasota member Ina Rae Levy adds a special welcome to the Sarasota Bay Club where she resides. The Sarasota Bay Club was a Golden Sponsor for the Sister Cities One World Gala held on March 3, 2013. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Lyrical Soprano and former President of Sister Cities of Sarasota Hope Byrnes coaxes the guests and citizen diplomates attending the 2013 One World Gala into song at the kickoff event for the 50th Anniversary of Sister Cities of Sarasota, at the Sarasota Bay Club, March 3, 2013
Lyrical Soprano and former President of Sister Cities of Sarasota Hope Byrnes coaxes the guests and citizen diplomates attending the 2013 One World Gala into song at the kickoff event for the 50th Anniversary of Sister Cities of Sarasota, at the Sarasota Bay Club, March 3, 2013
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Lyrical Soprano and former President of Sister Cities of Sarasota leads One World Gala attendees in "Let There be Peace on Earth" to conclude the 2013 One World Gala at the Sarasota Bay Club on March 3, 2013.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Lyrical Soprano and former President of Sister Cities of Sarasota leads One World Gala attendees in "Let There be Peace on Earth" to conclude the 2013 One World Gala at the Sarasota Bay Club on March 3, 2013. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Guests Nikki Taylor, Marjorie Broughton with Cheryl & Kevin Ellerbrock hold hands as lyrical soprano and former Sister City of Sarasota  President Hope Byrnes leads One World Gala attendees in "Let There be Peace on Earth" in honoring the 50th Anniversary of Sister Cities of Sarasota. Photo by Eric Hilton
Guests Nikki Taylor, Marjorie Broughton with Cheryl & Kevin Ellerbrock hold hands as lyrical soprano and former Sister City of Sarasota President Hope Byrnes leads One World Gala attendees in "Let There be Peace on Earth" in honoring the 50th Anniversary of Sister Cities of Sarasota. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Sarasota Christian School Superintendent  Jeff Shank, Sarasota Mayor Suzanne Atwell and Sarasota Christian School Director of Faculty Dawn Graber at the annual One World Gala on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club. The Sarasota Christian School was the winner of the One World Award for citizen diplomacy initiatives over the past several years.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Sarasota Christian School Superintendent Jeff Shank, Sarasota Mayor Suzanne Atwell and Sarasota Christian School Director of Faculty Dawn Graber at the annual One World Gala on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club. The Sarasota Christian School was the winner of the One World Award for citizen diplomacy initiatives over the past several years. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Sarasota Vice Mayor Willie Shaw & One World Gala Co-Chair Jane Cirksena Thompson at the Sister Cities of Sarasota One World Gala at the Sarasota Bay Club on March 3, 2013. Photo by Eric Hilton
Sarasota Vice Mayor Willie Shaw & One World Gala Co-Chair Jane Cirksena Thompson at the Sister Cities of Sarasota One World Gala at the Sarasota Bay Club on March 3, 2013. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Attendees at the annual One World Gala on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Attendees at the annual One World Gala on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Attendees at the annual One World Gala on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Attendees at the annual One World Gala on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Attendees at the annual One World Gala on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Attendees at the annual One World Gala on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Attendees at the annual One World Gala on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Attendees at the annual One World Gala on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Attendees at the annual One World Gala on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Attendees at the annual One World Gala on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Attendees at the annual One World Gala on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Attendees at the annual One World Gala on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Attendees at the annual One World Gala on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Attendees at the annual One World Gala on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Attendees at the annual One World Gala on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Attendees at the annual One World Gala on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Attendees at the annual One World Gala on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Attendees at the annual One World Gala on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Guest John Annis of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County at the annual One World Gala on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club.  The Community Foundation of Sarasota was a Golden Sponsor of the One World Event.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Guest John Annis of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County at the annual One World Gala on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club. The Community Foundation of Sarasota was a Golden Sponsor of the One World Event. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Sister Cities of Sarasota members Peg Abt and Ina Rae Levy at the annual One World Gala on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Sister Cities of Sarasota members Peg Abt and Ina Rae Levy at the annual One World Gala on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Sister Cities of Sarasota Secretary Beth Ruyle Hullinger, with former Sister Cities President Linda Rosenbluth and Karen Malesky at the annual One World Gala on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club.  Photo by Eric Hilton
Sister Cities of Sarasota Secretary Beth Ruyle Hullinger, with former Sister Cities President Linda Rosenbluth and Karen Malesky at the annual One World Gala on March 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Bay Club. Photo by Eric Hilton
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Guests Regina Weigand & Adam Ratner at the Sister Cities of Sarasota One World Gala at the Sarasota Bay Club on March 3,2012
Guests Regina Weigand & Adam Ratner at the Sister Cities of Sarasota One World Gala at the Sarasota Bay Club on March 3,2012
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Terry & Lionel Stevenson with Sister Cities of Sarasota City Director for Dunfermline, Scotland Pauline Mitchell at the Sister Cities One World Gala at the Sarasota Bay Club on March 3, 2013. Photo by Eric Hilton
Terry & Lionel Stevenson with Sister Cities of Sarasota City Director for Dunfermline, Scotland Pauline Mitchell at the Sister Cities One World Gala at the Sarasota Bay Club on March 3, 2013. Photo by Eric Hilton
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The Chinese Dragon found its way from Chinese New Year's celebrations in February to welcome guests to the Sister Cities of Sarasota One World Gala at the Sarasota Bay Club on March 3, 2013.  One of Sarasota's eight Sister Cities is Xiamen in China.  Photo by Rod Millington, Sarasota Herald Tribune
The Chinese Dragon found its way from Chinese New Year's celebrations in February to welcome guests to the Sister Cities of Sarasota One World Gala at the Sarasota Bay Club on March 3, 2013. One of Sarasota's eight Sister Cities is Xiamen in China. Photo by Rod Millington, Sarasota Herald Tribune
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Cara Sanders & Lenie Kline at the Sarasota Sister Cities One World Gala at the Sarasota Bay Club on March 3,2013. Photo by Rod Millington, Sarasota Herald Tribune
Cara Sanders & Lenie Kline at the Sarasota Sister Cities One World Gala at the Sarasota Bay Club on March 3,2013. Photo by Rod Millington, Sarasota Herald Tribune
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Natasha Nieckoaki & mother Irene Leung, Vice City Director of Sarasota's relationship with Xiamen, China at the Sister Cities of Sarasota One  World Gala at the Sarasota Bay Club on March 13, 2013. Photo by Rod Millington, Sarasota Herald Tribune
Natasha Nieckoaki & mother Irene Leung, Vice City Director of Sarasota's relationship with Xiamen, China at the Sister Cities of Sarasota One World Gala at the Sarasota Bay Club on March 13, 2013. Photo by Rod Millington, Sarasota Herald Tribune
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Gila & Dr. Michael Meriwether at the Sarasota Sister Cities One World Gala at the Sarasota Bay Club on March 3, 2013. Photo by Rod Millington, Sarasota Herald Tribune
Gila & Dr. Michael Meriwether at the Sarasota Sister Cities One World Gala at the Sarasota Bay Club on March 3, 2013. Photo by Rod Millington, Sarasota Herald Tribune
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Sarasota Christian School student Lauren Henry & father Bill Henry with Pete Conner.  SCS was honored as winner of the Sarasota Sister Cities One World Award at the Sarasota Bay Club, March 13, 2013.  Photo by Rod Millington, Sarasota Herald Tribune
Sarasota Christian School student Lauren Henry & father Bill Henry with Pete Conner. SCS was honored as winner of the Sarasota Sister Cities One World Award at the Sarasota Bay Club, March 13, 2013. Photo by Rod Millington, Sarasota Herald Tribune
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Former Sister Cities President Linda Rosenbluth & Dr. Robert Rosenbluth with the Chinese Dragon at the Sister Cities of Sarasota One World Gala at the Sarasota Bay Club on March 3, 2013.  Photo by Rod Millington, Sarasota Herald Tribune
Former Sister Cities President Linda Rosenbluth & Dr. Robert Rosenbluth with the Chinese Dragon at the Sister Cities of Sarasota One World Gala at the Sarasota Bay Club on March 3, 2013. Photo by Rod Millington, Sarasota Herald Tribune
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Sarasota Sister Cities One World Co-Chairs Jane Cirksena Thompson & Bill Wallace at the reception at the Sarasota Bay Club on March 3, 2013. Photo by Rod Millington, Sarasota Herald Tribune
Sarasota Sister Cities One World Co-Chairs Jane Cirksena Thompson & Bill Wallace at the reception at the Sarasota Bay Club on March 3, 2013. Photo by Rod Millington, Sarasota Herald Tribune
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Kevin & Cheryl Ellerbrock with Nikki & Trevor Taylor at the Sarasota Sister Cities One World Gala at the Sarasota Bay Club on March 3, 2013.  Photo by Rod Millington, Sarasota Herald Tribune
Kevin & Cheryl Ellerbrock with Nikki & Trevor Taylor at the Sarasota Sister Cities One World Gala at the Sarasota Bay Club on March 3, 2013. Photo by Rod Millington, Sarasota Herald Tribune
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