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MEDIA ADVISORY

February 15, 2006

Jennifer Fennell or
Cathy Schroeder
(850) 245-0413

Just Read, Florida! Celebrates Hazardous Weather Awareness Week

FT. PIERCE — In recognition of Hazardous Weather Awareness Week, state and local officials tomorrow will read to students in grades K through five at Frances K. Sweet Elementary School in Ft. Pierce.

The schedule for tomorrow's event includes:

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Command/Emergency Vehicle Tours

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Weather Lecture

11:00 - 11:15 a.m.
Media Availability
Region 7 Essay Contest winner will be recognized (Leonicka Valcius, Atlantic Community High School, Palm Beach County)

11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Celebrity Reading

State and local officials reading to students will be:

  • Thaddeus Cohen, Secretary, Florida Department of Community Affairs
  • Joe Smith, Commissioner, St. Lucie County
  • Judi Miller and Carol Hilson, St. Lucie County School Board
  • Michael J. Lannon, Superintendent, St. Lucie County Schools
  • Dr. Christine Taylor, Area Assistant Superintendent, St. Lucie County Schools
  • Ben Nelson, State Meteorologist
  • Linda Hays, Dean (Retired), Indian River Community College
  • Lois Gordy, Provost (Retired), Indian River Community College
  • Sgt. Willis and Lt. Dietrich, St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office
  • Jose Cestero, Florida Department of Community Affairs
  • Betty Bradwell, Barbara Owens and Mary Colemen, American Red Cross
  • Trooper Bassett, Florida Highway Patrol
  • Melissa Hood, Intergovernmental Affairs, FEMA
  • Don Daniels, Emergency Management Office
  • Janice Karst, Communications, St. Lucie County Schools
  • Mike Lyons and Felicia Rodriguez, Channel 25 Weather
  • Gary Bushby, Guidance Counselor, Frances K. Sweet Elementary School
  • Deputy Sal, School Resource Officer, Frances K. Sweet Elementary School
  • Karol Carvelli, Teresa Tierney and Robin Zabitosky, Resource Teachers, Frances K. Sweet Elementary School
  • Melissa King, Reading Coach, Frances K. Sweet Elementary School

The event will take place from:

9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Frances K. Sweet Elementary
1400 Avenue Q
Ft. Pierce