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    February 26, 2024

    Donald Barnes,Colonel, USAF, Retired, Executive Officer, Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla

    Economic Club member Don Barnes manages day-to-day operations of the civic organization (Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla) which dedicates itself solely to enriching the vitality and imagination of greater Tampa through its highly successful annual calendar of Gasparilla festival events. In this tradition, each year the Krewe hosts the third largest parade in the US States and the largest children’s parade in the country, now more than 350,000 spectators.

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