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5 Things to Know in Gulfport: Halloween Contest, Heroes Weekend, Early Voting

Last chance to enter in Patch' Best Halloween Costume in America Contest! Also, early voting is underway and Heroes Weekend is fast approaching. All that and more in "5 Things to Know Today."

You Could Win $5,000: There's still time to enter Patch's Best Halloween Costume in America Contest! The grand prize is $5,000! All you have to do is upload a photo of you or your kids by 11:59 p.m. tonight, (Nov. 1).

Heroes Weekend: Heroes Weekend is just around the corner! Tickets are available now for some of the events. Mark your calendars for Nov. 8, 10 and 11. There will be a Las Vegas style Casino Night, Inaugural Beach Volleyball benefit, Veterans Parade, Steel Horse Benefit for Paws for Patriots and The Stetson Veteran's Law Institute. Wow! There's a lot going on. Be sure to check out the attached flyer and press release about the entire weekend's events! For more information about the events call (727) 893-1118.

Early Voting: Have you voted yet? Early voting will be conducted Oct. 27 – Nov. 3 in all Supervisor of Elections offices. Pinellas County hours will be Saturday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Here are your early voting locations:

  • Election Service Center, 13001 Starkey Rd., Largo (Starkey Lakes Corporate Center)
  • Pinellas County Courthouse, 315 Court St., Room 117, Clearwater (first floor, north side)
  • County Building, 501 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg (Annex Conference Room – entrance on 5th Street)

Share Your Announcements: Looking for volunteers? Planning a fundraiser? Lost a pet? Post all of your announcements for free in our "Announcements" section of Gulfport Patch. It takes less than 5 minutes to upload your basic information, photos, flyers and even attach a youtube video. Click on this link to get to our "Announcements" page.

Thursday Forecast: We're heating back up! Not my much, just yet. Looks like we have a 30 percent chance of scattered showers with a high near 78. Tonight, also a 30 percent chance of scattered showers with a low around 67.

Cherlene Willis November 01, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Heads up! The Patch Halloween Costume Contest has been extended to Thursday, Nov. 5th!
Lynda November 02, 2012 at 03:57 AM
So glad there will be another Heroes Weekend this year. And this one seems to have even more events. Many other countries have significant celebrations on their various Veterans' Days; I have been to a few so appreciate that Gulfport's own celebration is expanding.

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