Lily Goetz, 7, holds a piece of the cable that Nik Wallenda used to walk across both Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon. The cable segment was donated for inclusion in the Sarasota County time capsule that will be interred at Historic Spanish Point in December. All 67 Florida counties have received and are collecting items for time capsules as part of the yearlong Viva Florida 500 event.
From left, Gloria Lopez, Sarasota County's Viva Florida 500 Time Capsule Committee member; Russ Gutmann, committee chairman; Ryan Murphy, Sarasota County archaeologist; Ann Hardy, with Sarasota County Library Services; Lily Goetz, commitee member; Jodi Johnson, committee member; Lorrie Muldowney, manager of the Sarasota County History Center; Bill Goetz, committee member; and Sandra Gutowski, committee member, at a recent Sarasota County Commission meeting.
SARASOTA COUNTY — Dec. 14, a time capsule filled with items representing life in Sarasota County in 2013 will be interred at Historic Spanish Point, not to be opened until 2071, the county’s 150th anniversary.
The capsule is one way Sarasota County is taking part in Viva Florida 500, the celebration this year of the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de León’s arrival in the state. Capsules were provided to Florida’s 67 counties by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services.
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