Media Release

Schedule for Homeless Sleep Out Festival

Wednesday, November 9, 2005 12:00 AM

In recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, hundreds of local residents will sleep under the stars on Wednesday, Nov. 9 to get a street-level glimpse into the lives of the homeless.

Below is the schedule for the evening:

Time Activity Group 6:00- 6:15p Welcome, introductions of GRACE Steering Committee, Elected and Appointed Officials Honorable Rodney Long, Co-Chair Honorable Pegeen Hanrahan, Co-Chair 6:15-6:30p   Musical Selections Williams Elementary School 6:30-6:45p Homeless Awareness Break FATHER GORDON TREMAINE/ACCHH & SERVICES COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR NANCY GRIFFIN/SFCC DISPLACED HOMEMAKERS ARUPA FREEMAN/HOME VANARUPA FREEMAN/HOME VANCANDICE KING/CHOICES 7:00-7:20p   Musical Selections Gainesville High School 7:20-7:30p Homeless Awareness Break KENT VANN/ST. FRANCIS HOUSE LAURIE REISMAN/CHRYSALIS COMMUNITY MELISSA/CRITICAL RESISTANCE   7:30-7:45p   Musical Selections The Used Blues Band 7:45-8:00p Homeless Awareness Break BILL BAXTER/ALTRUSA DELTA VIOLENCE PREVENTION JANA BORINO/MIDWIFERY SCHOOL   UNITED WAY INFO & REFERRAL 8:00-8:15p   Musical Selections Cynthia Allen 8:15-8:30p Homeless Awareness Break DR. MAGGIE LABARTA/MERIDIAN BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE & HEALTH COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR ANGELA PATE/ALACHUA/BRADFORD REGIONAL WORKFORCE BOARD DR. THERESA HARRISON/PEACEFUL PATHS CANDY GANYO 8:30-8:45 p Praise Dance Showers of Blessings Harvest Center - Third Dimension of Praise 8:45-9:00p Gospel Rap Dequan King, SBHC 9:00-9:15 p Homeless Awareness Break COMMISSIONER CHUCK CHESTNUT ALACHUA CO. DEPT OF COMM. SUPPORT SERVICES MELLISA RENTZ/HEAD START FRANCES LESLIE 9:15-9:35p Musical Selections Frances Leslie 9:35-9:45p Musical Selections Marvin Horne 9:45-10:00p Homeless Awareness Break ALACHUA COUNTY HEALTH DEPT.SISTER HAZEL -OPEN- -OPEN- 10:00-10:35p Live Entertainment Jimmy Young & The All Star Band 10:35-10:45p Homeless Awareness Break -OPEN- -OPEN- -OPEN- 10:45-11:15p Live Entertainment Weeds of Eden 11:15-11:50p Live Entertainment Featuring Bo Diddley 11:50-12:00a Closing Remarks Honorable Rodney Long 12:00a-8:00a Homeless Night Out GRACE for the Homeless 9:00a-12:00p Breakfast on the Plaza Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless & Hungry



  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).