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Deep Gratitude and Thanks to All

Thank You to Everyone for the Writing Contest!

I would like to express my deepest gratitude and Thanks to all of you who helped and collaborated and gave to the "In Our Own Words" Youth Book Writing Contest.

David Mather, The Gulfport Public Library and Staff, You were awesome!
Neptune and Staff
Dia Vartsakis
Stella's and Staff
Smokin J's and Staff
Tangelo's and Staff
Cousin's Pizza and Staff
Salty Sal's and Shelley
Pia's and Staff
Yummy's and Staff
Olympus Printing
Author, Alex Small
Author, Lil Gibson
Photographer, Melissa Lowe
iBook Author Pro, Scott Shwartz
Gulfport.Patch.com Editor and Journalist, Cherlene Willis
The Gulfport Patch
The Gabber
Pinellas County School District Writing Coordinator, Mary Osborne
Library Friends Board member, Mary Stull
Councilwoman, Jennifer Salmon
Gulfport Elementary School Principal, James Pribble
The Pineallas County School Board
ALL the Pinellas County Teachers
All the shops and restaurants that let us place donation jugs
All the people who put money in those jugs

This event would not have been possible without all of you and we thank you one and all, from the bottom of our hearts!

Great Job Everyone!!!!

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Trace Taylor November 24, 2012 at 07:32 PM
I would like to add a special thanks to Angela and Biff at the Beach Bazaar and especially to Angela who managed to pull a couple of rabbits out of one of her many, many hats which saved my butt on Submission day and Awards night! Thank you Angela you guys Rock! And a big thank you to all the contestants who came to the writing workshops and handed in manuscripts. Thank you!
Cherlene Willis November 24, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Special thanks to Trace Taylor for spearheading this contest and really getting the children and teens so excited about writing!

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