What a difference three years makes

Valpak employees participate in St. Petersburg Pride Parade, June 2013

This year we were extremely excited to participate in the very festive St. Pete Pride Parade. We had at least 50 employees, along with our president and his family.
It absolutely poured. And we were freezing. (Yes, in Florida.)
But we stayed through the rain and made our way through the streets of St. Pete.
Soaking wet shirts and all.

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About marsha strickhouser

Plate Girl, or Marsha, is not a girl, but a full grown woman who has been collecting dishes - yes, dishes - since I was a little girl. My grandmother was a newspaper food editor, my mother was a teacher and later an antiques dealer. I am guilty of reading Southern Living magazines ... just to look at the PLATES the recipes were served on.  I have more dishes than I need, and I promise I have given plates and sets of dishes to many, many people over the years. I believe setting a festive table makes the meal better and the day or night more memorable. I live in Tampa Bay were I set my table (and the tables of as many others who let me), as well as visit restaurants, hotels and beaches where I admire and photograph all things I think are pretty.  I have my degree in journalism from the University of Miami and have worked in public relations for more than 20 years. To contact me about about a blogging relationship, please email me at marshastrickhouser@gmail.com.

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