Crist hosts community Block Party

BY ALLEN A. BUCHANAN, Staff Writer

ST. PETERSBURG — Congressman Charlie Crist hosted his inaugural Block Party and barbecue at Lake Vista Park last Saturday, July 15. More than 150 stopped by to show their support including Commissioner Kenneth Welch, School Board member Rene Flowers, Mayor Rick Krisemen, Rev. Watson Haynes and Senator Darryl Rouson.

“I believe that it is so crucial that we give opportunities to the youth in our community,” said Flowers, who added that Kriseman along with Crist has supported summer youth employment as well as internships.

Residents from all throughout the district came and enjoyed good company and conversation, topped with some delicious Johnny’s BBQ, ice-cold snow cones and family fun. The event brought in three large boxes of school supplies for local students returning to school next month.

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