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Congressman Matt Gaetz

Representing the 1st District of Florida

Open Gaetz Day, Pensacola

April 5, 2017
Press Release


PENSACOLA, FL – Congressman Matt Gaetz will be hosting a full day of events in the Pensacola Beach and Pensacola area on April 20, 2017 for “Open Gaetz Day Pensacola”.

The Congressman is kicking off the day by holding a “live on location” Beach Town Hall at the Gulfside Pavilion on Pensacola Beach, with 1620 AM radio. Constituents are welcome to attend the event in person or call in to The Pensacola Morning News with Andrew McKay with questions; the town hall will be broadcast live starting at 6:30 am. Immediately following the town hall, the Congressman will host and participate in a Beach Cleanup in the Casino Beach Area around the Pavilion; the Congressman welcomes volunteers.

Congressman Gaetz will attend a variety of other events that day, which include a school visit and Military Roundtable. He will also do an interview on “Conversations with Jeff Weeks” that will air WSRE on 4/20 at 7:30pm, 4/21 at 10:30pm and 4/23 at 10am.

In the afternoon, there will be an “Environmental Listening Tour” taking place at two separate locations and times; constituents are encouraged to attend both the 2:20 and 3:30 events. Congressman Gaetz will then attend the 5:00 Escambia County Commissioner’s Board Meeting.

Pensacola Open Gaetz Day will end with the Congressman attending the Blue Wahoos Home Game that evening starting at 6:35 pm. He will be throwing out the first pitch of the game. Staff will have a “Constituent Info Booth” set up inside the stadium while the Congressman enjoys the game with fans.

The news media is invited to cover events scheduled throughout the day. The itinerary for Open Gaetz Day on April 20, 2017 is as follows:

The itinerary for Open Gaetz Day on April 20, 2017 is as follows.

6:30 – 7:30 am | Beach Townhall w/News Radio 1620/FM92.3 | Gulfside Pavilion Pensacola Beach
7:30 – 8:30 am | Beach Clean-Up | Casino Beach – Gulfside Pavilion area
9:45 – 11:00 am | School Visit | West Pensacola Elementary School (closed event per school security- except for members of the press, press encouraged to attend)
11:30 am – 12:30 pm | Military Roundtable | Legislative Update with Military Community
1:00 – 2:00 pm | Conversations with Jeff Weeks WSRE| Pensacola State College TV Studio
2:20 – 3:20 pm | Environmental Cleanup Listening Tour | 701 S. J Street, American Creosote Works Inc.
3:30 – 4:30 pm | Environmental Cleanup Listening Tour | 455 W. Main Street, Nick’s Boathouse
5:00 – 5:30 pm | Escambia County Commissioner’s Meeting | 221 Palafox Place
6:35 pm | Blue Wahoos Baseball Game | Blue Wahoos Stadium 351 W Cedar St.

For more information, please contact Communications Director, Kavontae Smalls (850) 479-1183.