Sarasota County starts to mark its first 100 years

By Morgan Simpson Staff Writer

SARASOTA — Sarasota County kicked off its Centennial Celebrations at the historic courthouse in Sarasota on Tuesday.

This event started the 100 days of celebrating and the countdown to the county’s 100th anniversary on July 1.

Speakers at the event spoke of the county’s history, the historical courthouse and the upcoming events to look forward to as the celebration continues.

Alan Maio, the Sarasota County Commission chairman, opened the event with remarks about Sarasota County’s rich past.

He stated the county owes so much to important figures like John and Mable Ringling, Marie Selby, Bertha Palmer, and countless others.