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Steve B. 9-yrs old (Left) and Ben K. (Right) 10-yrs old climb over a mountain of pumpkins on
their quest of looking for the perfect one to carve into a spooky Jack-o’-lantern for Halloween.

The principal of Braden River Elementary School Ronna M. (Right) & 3rd
grade teacher Cheryl M. (Left) wave signs at drivers passing by the corner of
SR 70 & River Club Blvd outside their school hoping to gain their support when they
vote on the 1/2 cent school sales tax for Florida's Manatee County Schools.

This is a silhouette of a Golden Orb spider spinning its web in the early
morning light at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

Three yr old Michael P. gets a closer eye-to-eye look at a statue of a rhinoceros
which caught her attention while she was visiting the Fiesta of Arts and Crafts show
with her family. The event is held annually at Boca Raton City Hall in Boca Raton, Florida.

Multiple bolts of lighting light up the night sky during a tropical storm in North Miami, Florida.

During a training burn Southern Manatee Florida Fire and Rescue's Seth B. [R] & David W. [L] carry
a dummy simulating a victim out of the smoke filled house they are using for their training burn.

15-yr old Josh A. a 10th grader at Piper High in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida enjoys a laugh with 6-yr old Maria S. a 1st grader at Flamingo Elementary in Davie, Florida while reading a book during the book buddies program. Piper High School athletes visit with 1st grade teacher's classes where they pair-off and read books together.

Airplane mechanic Marvin S. works on the oil-system of a replacement engine on a Lockheed
L-1649 Starliner which were first introduced in the late 1950’s. Once the plane is flight-worthy it
will be flown to an airline transport museum in Maine, being sponsored through Maine Coast Airways.

While watching the cities fireworks display. Beach goers enjoy lighting
off their own 4th of July fireworks on the sands of the beach
on the Atlantic Ocean in Delray Beach, Florida

Seven yr old Kirstie H. (Right) is getting some supporting inspiration from her
11-yr old sister Rosanne (Left) while competing in the Ice Cream Eating Contest
at the Boca Mall in Boca Raton, Florida. The event was part of the malls annual
Old Fashion Americana Sidewalk Sale.

After shopping for over 8 hours at the Wellington Mall on the Green Linda F. (L) drags her three full
shopping bags toward the exit doors of the mall as she took advantage of discounted sales prices and
went shopping on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving Day for her Christmas gifts.

92-yr old Kermitt M. (Right) helps his 95-yr old wife of 10-yrs Mabel who has Alzheimer's disease with
eating her lunch during one of the senior luncheons' held twice a month at the Myakka City United Methodist Church in Myakka City, Florida. The church serves hot meals to needy families’ lunch every other Tuesday.

Nine yr old Sam (Left) & his 11-yr old brother John (Right) team up and attack their mom Sherri aboard the
Anna Maria Island Privateers pirate boat float with squirt guns that were handed out by the Anna Maria Island
Privateers to the kids attending the annual Snooks Adam's Kids Day at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria, Florida.

Thirteen year old Shandi C. [R] gives her friend 14-yr old Samantha P. and
two others a goodby group-hug as they start summer vacation on the last
day of school at Carlos E. Hail Middle School in Bradenton, Florida.

Sixteen year old Kelly B., who is being fitted for her new prototype prosthetic leg,
shares a laugh with her mom in the examining room. Despite her disability, she
runs on the track team at Pope John Paul II High School in Boca Raton, Florida.

This photograph is a silhouette of high school students taken during their graduation
ceremony at Manatee High School in Bradenton, Florida. They are shown here while
waiting inline to cross the stage and receive their high school diplomas.

17yr old Andrea M.l falls to the ice after attempting a triple salchow jump as instructor Alison S. jesters in displeasure during spring figure skating school at J.P. Igloo Ice Arena in Ellenton, Florida. Alison has been awarded the Master Coach Award in Great Britain, and has coached World Competitors & Olympic Champions alike.

After South Plantation High School’s Solar Knights spent almost two years working on their solar car, racing day has finally come. 18yr old Noah S. of Davie, Florida, is the first of their 7-person team to take the wheel. The drop of the green-flag signals the start of their 9-day cross country drive from Round Rock, Texas to Newburgh, New York.

The Solar Knights drove their solar car from Round Rock, Texas to Newburgh, New York about a 689-mile trip in 9-days. This picture was taken as the Solar Knight passes by an Amish horse drawn carriage in Holmes, Ohio.

Ten year old Ronnie R. sits in a bathtub covered with some of the 3,500 aluminum
cans hes' collected over the summer for the recycling program at his school Waters Edge
Elementary in Boca Raton, Florida where he attends the 5th grade.