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After seven years of Kate Miano and The Gardens Hotel staff hosting the annual Equality Florida event, this year’s Celebration will be held at the Harry S. Truman Little White House. With more than three hundred and fifty attendees, the event outgrew the beautiful space at The Gardens Hotel and began impacting hotel guests. With the blessing and support of Kate Miano, Equality Florida will hold its 2018 Celebration on Saturday, March 24 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm on the lawns of the Harry S. Truman Little White House.

The evening will feature music by Gina Masserati, a sumptuous appetizer buffet, a short program and free guided tours of the Little White House. Equality Florida’s highest honor, the Voice for Equality award, will be presented to Jim and Cathy Stentzel for their unwavering support of the welfare of children including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Their backing cemented the establishment of Equality Florida’s Safe and Healthy Schools Project which has trained 59 of Florida’s 67 school districts to be pro-active by ensuring a functioning environment in which LGBT students can thrive shoulder to shoulder with other students. Equality Florida’s CEO Nadine Smith will present an update on recent accomplishments, risks and challenges.

A spectacular original, framed painting entitled “Gulf Side Morning” by artist Jim Salem has been donated by the Cocco & Salem Gallery and will be available for a suggested donation per chance. The painting is valued at $1800.

There is limited bicycle parking as well as limited ADA parking. As a residential community, there will be no other parking on Front Street. Suggested parking is at the Margaritaville Resort parking garage, the Post Office, on Whitehead or Thomas Streets. Also, guests should consider using the Duval Loop and disembark at the Post Office stop. On the evening of March 24th entrance can be accessed at the Eaton Street and Front Street pedestrian gates.

For more information, contact Evie Evers Kling at or 305-296-3267.

The Harry S. Truman Little White House is located at 111 Front Street.

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