Media Release

Commissioner Long to Hold Nov. 2 Press Conference Announcing 2006 Homeless Night Out

Monday, October 30, 2006 12:00 AM
4:36 p.m.
ALACHUA COUNTY - County Commissioner Rodney J. Long will be holding a press conference on November 2, 2006 at 12:30 p.m. at the Downtown Plaza in Gainesville.  The press conference will discuss details of the "2006 Homeless Night Out on the Plaza" event.
The "2006 Homeless Night Out on the Plaza" event will take place on November 8, 2006 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Gainesville Downtown Plaza.
This event is in observance of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.
During the event, national recording artist Beverly Camps Crawford will perform live music.  Also performing will be Gruv Therapy, Weeds of Eden, Souls on Phia - SBHC, Frances Leslie, and The Passion Band.
In speaking of the event Commissioner Long said, "The Homeless Night Out event is a great opportunity to bring attention to National Homeless and Hunger Month.  It is also an opportunity for the City of Gainesville/Alachua County Office on Homelessness to provide an update on the progress of implementing the G.R.A.C.E. Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness.  This event also allows The Alachua County Coalition for Homeless and Hunger to recognize service providers and community leaders for their service to our homeless population."
For more information, contact Beth O'Grady with the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry at (352) 378-0460 or


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

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