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Sarasota Wednesday, Apr. 29, 2020 3 months ago

Gardens of Ringling Park neighborhood's lion says thanks

Statue frequently decorated for seasonal events.
by: Eric Garwood Managing Editor

The lion statue guarding the entrance to Sarasota's Gardens of Ringling Park neighborhood is no stranger to costumes: Halloween, Christmas, Fourth of July, always an appropriate get-up. 

So it should come as no surprise that these days the neighborhood east of downtown is celebrating the men and women of the medical profession. 

Sitting proudly on a pedestal at the triangle of Ringling Boulevard, South Jefferson Avenue and Colorado Street, the lion is decked out in a mask, protective gown and a word of thanks. 

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