As part of the fourth Project Gratitude event, 20 wives and daughters of fallen U.S. military members will be invited to the Miss America pageant Saturday, Jan. 12, in Las Vegas. In honor of their loved ones, each woman will be pinned by former Miss Americas with a crown pin to symbolize their status as an honorary Miss America.
Included in the honorees are Sarasota residents, Betsy Jackson and her daughter, Kiera, the wife and daughter of Chief Warrant Officer Kyle Jackson, who was killed in Mosul, Iraq. The Jacksons and other families will receive VIP treatment during their stay, before being recognized on Saturday.
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4 Meet the Sky
5 Volunteer Connect Meeting
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
9 Back to School Bash 2014
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9 Cat Depot Leash Walking Class
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
School board to vote on budget, millage tonight
Members of the public will have the opportunity to voice opinions and answer questions about the year budget tonight before a vote by the Sarasota County School Board.
Nine-year-old dies following plane crash
Ocean Irizarry has died two days after a plane crash that killed her father on Caspersen Beach.
VIDEO: Stoinev advances on America’s Got Talent
Hand balancer Christian Stoinev is one of 47 finalists to move on to live performances at Radio City Music Hall. But, locals can catch Stoinev in the Circus Arts Conservatory’s Summer Circus Spectacular through Aug. 2.