"Authentic Florida Meets Real Florida" With Jack Perkins, Clyde Butcher and Jeff Klinkenberg
"Authentic Florida Meets Real Florida," a special event presented by AuthenticFlorida.com to support Florida scrub-jay habitat restoration at Oscar Scherer State Park, is January 18, 2013, 10-11:30 a.m., at the Girl Scout Event Conference Center, 4740 Cattlemen Road in Sarasota. Emmy Award-winner and author Jack Perkins will serve as master of ceremonies. Speakers include the acclaimed Florida photographer, Clyde Butcher, and award-winning journalist and author Jeff Klinkenberg. The event is sponsored by AuthenticFlorida.com, a travel and lifestyle website devoted to the simple and delightful pleasures of Florida living. Tickets are $30 per person. A box lunch with the speakers follows for an additional $40. All of the ticket sales will support Oscar Scherer State Park's Florida Scrub-Jay restoration program. The first 100 ticket buyers get a free park pass to Oscar Scherer State Park.For tickets or more information, call 941-483-5956 or visit www.friendsofoscarscherer.com.
Florida native Robin Draper is the owner of AuthenticFlorida.com, a travel and lifestyle website devoted to the simple and delightful pleasures ofFlorida living. Authentic Florida is intended to inspire people to discover the accessible, yet under-appreciated reaches of the state. Authentic Floridaalso invites readers to simplify—whether traveling, cooking, gardening, enjoying art and authors, homes & neighborhoods while discovering uncomplicated ideas for living. Following graduation from AmericanUniversity, Draper spent two years in the Peace Corps on a remote island in Micronesia, where she developed her sense of adventure. She returned to the United States, spending over 20 years in senior management as a fundraiser with United Way, Sonoma State University and the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. Draper’s lifelong passion has been discoveringFlorida’s enchanting treasures. Some are imbedded in her memory like old photographs, but many are awaiting rediscovery. Reclaiming her authenticFlorida heritage has become her life passion and inspirational compass.For more information, visit www.authenticflorida.com.