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GRIFFITTS TAKES REIGNS OF GULF COAST SHOW



PRESS RELEASE FOR GULF COAST CHARITY CELEBRATION "GRIFFITTS TAKES REIGNS OF HORSE SHOW"

Philip Griffitts of Panama City Beach, Florida has been announced as the new President of the Gulf Coast Charity Celebration Association, Inc., the 501(c) non-profit corporation that sponsors the Gulf Coast Horse Show and Music Festival every April at Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach, Bay County, Florida.

Effective January 22, 2004 former Mayor Phillip Griffitts replaced "Sister" Blackmon Milligan, a local attorney, as President of Gulf Coast Charity Celebration, Inc. Executive Director, Ben Lee, welcomes Philip Griffitts to take the reigns and join the board presently composed of Cathy Williams and Don Shafer. Griffitts is presently on the Board of Directors for Peoples First Bank and is a beach business owner who has seen the direct benefit that the Horse Show has brought to the County. "Sister" is leaving the position at this time to pursue other goals of public service. "Sister" says that "all organizations benefit from new leadership and ideas. I plan to continue my volunteer service to the Horse Show because I believe in what the Horse Show does for this community. The Horse Show helps our community and I truly love the Walking Horse Industry and will continue to work to support it. I am glad I have been able to serve as President, and I have loved helping the causes I believe in. I know Philip will be a great asset to the "horse show".

This year’s Horse Show will be held at Frank Brown Park, Panama City Beach, Florida, April 22-24, 2004. The Horse Show is always the last full weekend of April. There will be entertainment by the Ivey Brothers and Singing Medallions, great merchandise and food vendors, and fun for the whole family.

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