TAMPA, FL. — January 3, 2014. The Florida State Fair Authority announces that online voting for the African American and Hispanic nominees for the 2014 Florida State Wall of Fame is now open. The website address is:
The African American nominees are:
1. Famous Amos
2. Dr. Robert B. Hayling
3. Dr. Bernard Lafayette
4. Krelle Petway
5. Dr. Samuel Wright Sr.
The Hispanic nominees are:
1. Bob Garcia
2. Tony Garcia
3. Patrick Manteiga
4. Jackie Rojas-Quinones
5. Jose Valiente
The Florida State Fair Authority and the Diversity Advisory Committee of the Florida State Fair Authority congratulate all the nominees and wishes them all good luck.
ONLINE VOTING DEADLINE:
The last day for online voting is January 31, 2014. The system will only recognize one vote for each unique MAC address on the web for one African American candidate and one Hispanic candidate.
The public is now able to vote for their favorite nominee to determine those selected for the honor. Honorees will be recognized on the Wall of Fame at the Florida State Fair.
On the website there is more information on each of the nominees. The honorees and/or their immediate family members (if the nominee is deceased) will be invited to the ceremony and presentation taking place on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 10:00AM at the Florida State Fair in the Waterfront Café.
The 110th annual Florida State Fair, will take place February 6-17, 2014. The Florida State Fair – always in Tampa and always in February – is organized by the Florida State Fair Authority under the supervision of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Commissioner Adam Putnam. The Florida State Fair Authority operates from revenues generated from the annual State Fair and other ongoing events during the year. The Florida State Fair Authority does not receive any state tax appropriations from Hillsborough County, City of Tampa, nor the State of Florida.
For more information about the Florida State Fair or the Fairgrounds, visit online www.floridastatefair.com, call toll-free (800) 345-FAIR or (813) 621-7821.