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Congressman Matt Gaetz

Representing the 1st District of Florida

Open Gaetz Day, Fort Walton Beach

OPEN GAETZ DAY Fort Walton Beach
June 17, 2017

PENSACOLA, FL – Congressman Matt Gaetz will be hosting a day of events in Fort Walton Beach in Okaloosa County on June 17, 2017 for “Open Gaetz Day Fort Walton Beach”.

The Congressman is kicking off the day at 9:00am by holding a Town Hall at the KC’s Sandbar on Miracle Strip Parkway. Immediately following the town hall, the Congressman will be visiting the residents and staff at the Bob Hope Village Hawthorne House. 

Congressman Gaetz will also tour the Fort Walton Beach Medical Trauma Center and Ambulatory Center.  As a State Representative, Gaetz played an integral role in helping the hospital expand its care to trauma patients.  Following the tour, the Congressman will attend an employee appreciation event. 

Congressman Gaetz will be making a visit to the newly opened Aquatic Center at the Children’s Center, followed by a military roundtable where topics will range from the defense budget to PTSD among service men and women. 

The day will conclude at the Latin Salsa Festival at the Fort Walton Beach Landing, where the Congressman will meet and address constituents.  

*The news media is invited to cover events scheduled throughout the day, excluding the Hawthorn House visit due to HIPPA regulations.  

The itinerary for Open Gaetz Day on June 17, 2017 is as follows.

9:00 am | Townhall| KC’s Sandbar| 190 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Downtown
10:45 am | Bob Hope Village Hawthorne House | (Open to residents & guests of Bob Hope House)
11:30 am | FWB Medical Trauma Center Tour | 1034 Mar Walt Dr.
12:15 pm | Ambulatory Center Tour | 1034 Mar Walt Dr.
1:00 pm | Aquatic Therapy Center Tour | (Open to facility staff & guests of Aquatic Therapy Center)
2:40 pm | Military Roundtable | Doolittle Institute – 73 Eglin Parkway NE, 112
4:00 pm | Constituent Information Booth | Latin Festival at Fort Walton Beach Landing Park