SAINT AUGUSTINE – News from the City of St. Augustine:
The city’s free Spring Shuttle continues to grow in popularity having already served 3,666 passengers in just it’s first three days of operation. That means an estimated 1,200 cars were kept off of downtown streets during some of the larger spring festivals and busiest times of the year.
The service continues, March 31 and April 7, operating from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. from the St. Johns County Health and Human Services Building at 200 San Sebastian Way and the San Marco Lot at 301 San Marco Ave. Shuttles operate approximately every 20 minutes from the two parking lots to the St. Augustine and St. Johns County Visitor Information Center, 10 S. Castillo Dr., adjacent to Francis Field.
A DVD of the PBS documentary Secrets of Spanish Florida-A Secrets of the Dead Special – a four-hour version – is available on a two-disc for $29.95 at the gift shop located inside the St. Augustine & St. Johns County Visitor Information Center, 10 S. Castillo Dr., adjacent to the Historic Downtown Parking Facility. The gift shop and the visitor center are open from 8:30am to 5:30pm seven days a week.
Compassionate St. Augustine invites the community to the dedication ceremony for St. Augustine’s “Let Freedom Ring” Chimes Project at the Dr. Robert B. Hayling Freedom Park on Wednesday, April 4 at 11 a.m.
The interactive public art installation includes: a semi-circle of 14 graduated contrabass pentatonic aluminum chimes; “Toward,” a white marble semi-circular reflection bench topped with granite tiles designed by children from the Boys & Girls Club, The Webster School, and incarcerated youth at St Johns Youth Academy; and Compassionate St. Augustine’s Obelisk Art 450 Emancipation Proclamation obelisk that commemorated the local reading of that meaning-filled declaration.
For more information about the project and the dedication ceremony, visit www.compassionstaugustine.org