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For immediate release - October 17, 2005

Lake County nets 4 media awards at annual conference

TAVARES — Lake County Government recently received four Red Baron Media Awards at the 11th Annual Convention and Trade Show of the Florida Festivals and Events Association (FFEA).

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The Red Baron Media Awards signify the highest level of achievement for members of FFEA. Lake County was presented with awards for a print advertisement, an annual report, T-shirt design and a placemat. Each award Lake County received was in the $99,000 and under budget category.

The print advertisement, titled "Come Home to Nature," was published in a local newspaper to promote Lake County's eco-tourism market. The Lake County 2004-2005 Annual Report, titled "Mapping Our Future," outlined Lake County Government's successes during the fiscal year. The hurricane T-shirts were handed out to all County employees who participated in emergency and recovery operations in 2004 and read "I was part of Lake County history in 2004." The tourism placemats highlight local events in the County and are made available to area restaurants.

"I think these awards help with recognition from our peers," said Kathy Pagan, Executive Associate of the Department of Economic Development and Tourism. "It gets our name out there, and it shows that Lake County has some great talents."

It is the third consecutive year Lake County has earned media awards at the FFEA convention, however, it is the first time the County netted four awards. Also notable is all four entries by Lake County were created by the Lake County Information Outreach Section.

FFEA has a membership of 350 event organizations representing more than 750 events throughout the state. For a complete list of winning entries, log on to www.ffea.com.

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Contact information:
Christopher Patton
Communications Coordinator
Office: (352) 343-9609; Cell: (352) 455-0445
cpatton@co.lake.fl.us

 
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