TAMPA, FL. — September 15, 2016. The Florida State Fair Authority announces that online voting for the diversity leader nominees for the 2016 Florida State Wall of Fame is now open. The website address is:
The African American nominees are:
1) Sean Shaw
2) Leander J. Shaw
3) Walter Smith Sr.
4) Dr. Bernard Lafayette
5) Kredelle Petway
The Asian/Pacific nominees are:
1) Mr. Hung Mai
2) Mr. Rafael Bona
The Hispanic nominees are:
1) Paul Alphonso Palacios
2) Maria Nieves Edmonds
3) Priscilla Clark
The Florida State Fair Authority and the Diversity Appreciation Committee would like to congratulate all the nominees and wish you all the best of luck.
ONLINE VOTING DEADLINE:
The last day for online voting is October 31, 2015. The system will only recognize one vote for each unique IP address on the web for each category of nominees.
The public is invited to vote for their favorite nominee to determine those selected for the honor. Visit the Florida State Fair website for 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 at the 2016 Florida State Fair
The 112th annual Florida State Fair, will take place February 4-15, 2016. 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 or 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.