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Pam Oakes wins the Honorary Mayor’s race

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In-A-Gadda-Da-Pasco poster

The official In-A-Gadda-Da-Pasco poster!

In-A-Gadda-Da-Pasco brochure-poster

Click on the poster to enlarge.

For a lighter version suitable for printing brochures, click here.

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Kevin at Accelerated Global is inspired with the name In-A-Gadda-Da-Pasco for the event

Accelerated-Global-logo13The big music festival hadn’t yet been named. As Kevin at Accelerated Global was working on some promotional videos for the headline act, he realized their rendition of the Iron Butterfly’s iconic 60’s anthem In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida was spot on.

With his discerning musical ear, having spent most of his life in various bands playing a variety of instruments, he realized these musicians had a special quality in recreating the authentic sounds, right down to the couch-sized 60s-era Hammond B3 organ they were lugging around, just as many of that era’s rock bands had done.

In a flash of inspiration, Kevin chose the name for the event. It would be suggestive of the 60s-era nature of this music festival, and instantly recognizable to fans of 60s-70s hard rock. By including the name Pasco, it showed the support this event would provide for the county’s businesses. It was a play on words, as Iron Butterfly had done with its variation of “In The Garden Of Eden,” the original song title. It suggested in a subliminal way that Pasco county was indeed a garden worth visiting, which tied in with the campaign’s focus on international tourism. And so, the music event gained a distinctive name: In-A-Gadda-Da-Pasco.

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Planning for a large music festival begins

Accelerated-Global-logo13The previous year, Ling had noticed the perfect location for a large music event when promoting designer wine at the Fraternal Order of Police property where a band was performing outdoors. She set this idea aside for a future possibility.

At a subsequent event at another location in Carrolwood, Kevin was assisting as part of a four-cameraman crew filming a live band’s performance at the outdoor festival there. Kevin and Ling took notice of the preceding band’s skill in performing classic rock hits from such iconic 60s and 70s bands as Deep Purple, the Beatles and Iron Butterfly. They felt this band would be perfect for some type of future music event.

Several months later, Ling wanted to create a fundraiser for Pam. Since Ling at the time was managing Pam’s run for Honorary Mayor of Land O Lakes, she visualized a large music event at the FOP property with that band, who styled themselves the Lint Rollers. Planning was initiated to make this event a reality for Pasco county.

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What is Naturism?

All are welcome so long as they respect others and our natural beach environment. You can take your own time to adjust. Of course it isn’t polite to stare, but if you look around you’ll see a wide range of shapes and ages.

How can you describe the experience of naturism?

  • Becoming one with Nature and nature’s God as the sun warms your body and the water caresses your skin
  • A feeling of liberation as you shed your status, pretensions and fears along with your clothes, and learn to ‘be at home in your own skin’
  • Nudity as freedom, not as exhibitionism, voyeurism or exploitation
  • A return to Eden in the company of family and friends

The thousands of naturists (nudists) who live and work in Pasco and surrounding county’s, in addition to the equal number of annual visitors seeking a Nakation (naked vacation) have pumped millions of dollars into the local economy for over 70 years. “Did you know that Pasco area naturists are of the largest donors to the Suncoast Harvest Food Bank Feeding Tampa Bay, and are the largest donors in a tri-county area of live giving blood? According to Cindy St. Lawrence of Florida Blood Services we are,” says Pam Oakes.

Recommended:  Paul’s LeValley’s book Naturists: Upholders of Strong Family Values

Above quotes from SFFB’s Guidebook to the Naturist Beach

Watch here for future articles on:
• Naturist Etiquette
• Women & Naturism

Links:
www.AANR.com
www.naturisteducation.org

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Pasco County markets its nude resorts to international tourists

international flagsMarketing, RNC paid off for Pasco County tourism

By LAURA KINSLER | The Tampa Tribune
Published: October 11, 2012

Pasco County’s plan to market the county as a sports destination is paying off this year — the county’s tourism figures rose 19 percent in 2012.

This also was the first year Pasco County began marketing the area’s many nude resorts to international tourists. County Tourism Director Eric Keaton said the county’s first “Eurobird” ads drew tourists from eight European and South American countries. The largest contingent traveled from Belgium.
“The one thing this organization did for the county was to help open our eyes to the international market as a whole,” Keaton said.
The campaign generated worldwide publicity. “Just talking about the naturist lifestyle had our office fielding interview requests from Australia and Germany,” Keaton said.

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“Marketing, RNC paid off for Pasco County tourism” article – PDF

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Recycling in Pasco County

HOW TO OPTIMIZE RECYCLING AT YOUR PASCO COUNTY EVENT
Event recycling starts at the top with the event organizer(s). Recycling has to be planned.
Recycling at an event is an educational function; assume attendees, vendors and volunteers know nothing about recycling and be prepared to educate them.
Each level of the event organization has its recycling job.

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Event_Recycling_in_Pasco_County – PDF

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Dressed for the Occasion Events

Dressed for the Occasion Events

Dressed for the Occasion Events

Dressed for the Occasion Events

FREE       Go to www.VisitPasco.net for a full listing of Pasco County parks and fun things to do.  Like them on Facebook!

 


$ – $$$    www.thelolanews.com  Click on ‘Upcoming Events’ at The LOLA (Land O’Lakes/Lutz Area)

www.landolakespatch.com  Click on ‘Events’ at the Land O’Lakes Patch

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PamOakes.com – Here’s how to use this site.

Pam Oakes presents Pasco

Pam Oakes presents Pasco

Greetings from Beautiful Pasco County, Florida, USA!

Official Site of Honorary Mayor of Land O Lakes Pam Oakes at PamOakes.com

Welcome to beautiful Pasco County Florida and the virtual campaign headquarters of Pam Oakes!

In late 2012 I announced my candidacy for Honorary Mayor of Land O’Lakes

This is a Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce annual fundraising event.  The candidate collecting the most donations for the Chamber wins. 100 % of all monetary contributions become the property of the Chamber. Donations were received from everywhere! Winner was announced at the Chamber Business Expo March 15 & 16, 2013.

I hope you enjoy this state-of-the-art website designed by Kevin Tambling at Accelerated Global.  Through this miracle of technology I’ll be able to share with you all that I have come to love about Pasco County and my current dash for the sash as I make my inaugural bid for Honorary Mayor. My message to Pasco County on International Tourism, Naturism and the Ecology is a simple one amidst the complexities of each.  Through the efforts of myself and my staff, we hope to look back over my tenure as Honorary Mayor of Land O’Lakes and see a small community that has grown in its appreciation for its link to the past, her vast diversity and opportunity, and to see us all having become a little more united and with a common goal of a healthier self, community and planet.

I hope to join the thrones of former Honorary Mayors of Land O’Lakes who really made a difference during their campaign and subsequent tenure. As you peruse the pages of this website, you will learn  how this once rough-n-tumble tomboy from the upper Midwest came to capture headlines as a “Trailblazer” in the Lansing (MI) State Journal.  Read all about my colorful herstory and a long history of public service that has led me to this race by clicking on Bio. There, I expand on my campaign goals and platform issues that I have chosen to bring awareness to.  I believe these issues are directly related to a local economy that is strong and sustainable.

Through utilization of the massive resources available to us, I hope to educate not only my fellow Pasconians, but citizens in the far reaches of Europe as well, about the wonders of Pasco County.  I hope to shed a positive light on this big-time County with a small town feel whose motto is “It’s Only Natural”. Learn more about why Pasco County is the quintessential family vacation destination and why it is a desirable location for International visitors on the International Tourism page.

Attendees at the 7th Annual Pasco Tourism Summit watched in awe at the recently released Pasco/Citrus/Hernando County tourism project “6 days on Florida’s Nature Coast”. The video takes the virtual traveler down the breathtaking ‘Blue Trailway’.

What makes Pasco County so special?

What makes Pasco County so special?

What makes Pasco County so special? It’s people!  Virtuous and loyal customers, good stewards to our less fortunate, we are known worldwide to be warm and accommodating with our Southern hospitality. We are the southernmost county on Florida’s Nature Coast with a breathtaking blue trailway. This is just the beginning of an impressive list of ‘eco’tunities in our midst.  Following the nature theme, it is the reason ‘Doc’ Brubaker first settled in this region upon the advice from his doctor to “skinny dip” and enjoy the therapeutics of nature more.  He and his wife opened Pasco County’s first naturist and health facility in 1941.  Find out more about this age old practice, its roots in Europe and the Lake Como Family Community & Naturist Resort and how it has now become the epicenter of a large diverse clustering of naturist and clothing-optional resorts, RV parks and campgrounds located in central Pasco on the Naturism page.

Throughout Pam’s Naked Pasco, I use the term “naked” many times in the ethereal sense.  This is an organic site of mind and body where everything is free from additives and drama, and is only occupied by pure food, water, feelings, love and light.  For the naturist and non-naturist alike, my calendar of events and fun things to do in Pasco County, indeed includes things to do naked in Pasco County that are in appropriate and safe settings, but also where to find naked unadulterated food, places to go with natural surroundings and the like.  After you discover what naturism is, and perhaps more importantly, what it is not, you may choose from my specially picked list of events and fun things to do to ‘dip your toe’ into the waters of naturism.  I can talk until I’m blue in the face on why I chose the naturist lifestyle and how I feel it is a vital component in a wholesome existence, but this truly is one of those instances where one must experience it for themselves to fully appreciate the benefits.  Therefore, I’ve developed some creative and discreet ways to ‘test the waters’ of social nudism for the seriously curious.

One would be in remiss to speak on the subjects of Tourism and Naturism and not include the Environment in the conversation.  Both Tourism and Naturism are intrinsically linked to the Environment by virtue of beautiful parks and communities, pristine waterways and clean drinking water.  Should we be careless with our environment, not only do future generations suffer so does our “golden egg” of tourism.  Visitors won’t come and people won’t want to live here unless it’s kept up. Check out more on how you can pitch in and maintain our community’s natural resources on my Recycling page.

Visit the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce [CPCC] page and learn how they have been promoting businesses and helping families since 1975.  Find out how you can get free maps and your own copy of their Membership Directory & Business Guide. See a complete list of Ground Rules for the Annual Honorary Mayor’s RaceAnd remember……Shop Local First!

“The Central Pasco Honorary Mayor’s Race is a Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce fundraising tradition and is held solely for the purpose of raising donation funds for the Chamber.  There is no political office that is won.  There is no salary or compensation for serving as Honorary Mayor.  The Chamber members, who run, do so for fun and to fund raise for the Chamber and to create some visibility for themselves and their business.” — from Honorary Mayor Ground Rules 2012.

Central Pasco Chamber of Commercewww.CentralPascoChamber.com – See their Facebook page

Pasco County Tourismwww.VisitPasco.net – See their Facebook page

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October 2012 – Pam’s Decision to Run for Honorary Mayor of Land O’Lakes (FL)

HmmPrior to joining the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce, I like many others, was unaware or didn’t know what the CPCC Honorary Mayor’s Race was about.  As a new member of the chamber in 2013 to promote international tourism to Pasco County, I was approached by chamber President Gary Loman who said “I think you should run Pam”.  I wrote an article about the decision making process.

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