Stetson Centennial Celebration


Stetson Centennial Celebration
October 2016 Beluthahatchee and FSCJ

A Message from Stetson Kennedy Foundation: Good afternoon Stetson Kennedy supporters. I hope you all are faring well given the recent hurricane.

We regret being a bearer of more bad news in a time when we are surrounded by so much bad news in our area, but due to circumstances beyond our control, we are forced to cancel the private concert at Beluthahatchee.

Hurricane Matthew knocked down trees around the property and those trees took down powerlines to the park. Stetson's home and the Hart House are intact and nobody was hurt. However, because of the power and the felled trees, the county has closed the park and canceled all events planned there at this time.

We worked with St. Johns County to relocate the event to the Amphitheatre Back Room, but the organizers bringing Billy Bragg and Sarah Lee Guthrie to town canceled the MagFest event due to other complications presented by Hurricane Matthew, which makes our event impossible.

We were so looking forward to sharing this special evening with you and are profoundly saddened to have to cancel it. HUGE thanks to D'Vine Cuisine, Ice Plant Bar and the St. Augustine Distillery for being great sponsors. We will get to work creating an equally exciting event in the future and will let you know as we get those plans together.

When we cancel the event on Eventbrite, any tickets you purchased should be refunded and you should receive a notification of that from Eventbrite. That email should follow today or tomorrow.

Feel free to reach out to Jon Bosworth at if you have refund issues or to Karen Roumillat at if you are interested in helping us through this with any donations etc. Stay tuned to stetsonkennedy.comand the Stetson Kennedy Foundation Facebook page for details on those events.

Thanks again for your support.

For Fellow Man and Mother Earth,

Stetson's Centennial in October We are excited to announce some very special events lined up for Stetson Kennedy's 100th birthmonth. To celebrate this centennial, we have some fantastic fundraiser events and we are opening Beluthahatchee every Sunday. We hope you will join us!

October Sundays

In celebration of Stetson’s birthday month, Beluthahatchee will be open to the public with free tours of Stetson’s home every Sunday from 1-4pm. Reservations are required. Call (904) 206-8304 and leave a voice message to reserve your seat, a $10 donation is recommended

Stetsons 100th Birthday Party
The Wilson Center at FSCJ South Campus
October 5th

A moonshine punch reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and live entertainment from Reader’s Theater.

The program also includes an awards ceremony for the recipients of this year’s Fellow Man and Mother Earth Awards honoring Jim Draper, Al Poindexter, Dr. Wayne Wood, Robert A. White, and Scott McLucas. Tickets are $100 and benefit the foundation. For tickets click below.

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The 20th Anniversary Magnolia Festival
St. Augustine Amphitheater - October 15th

Sarah Lee Guthrie

This festival is moving from Live Oak to St. Augustine this year and they are donating $1 from every regular ticket purchase and $3 from every VIP ticket to the Stetson Kennedy Foundation.

This event includes a full day of headliners on the AMP stage: Billy Bragg, Sarah Lee Guthrie, JJ Grey and Mofro, Keller Williams, Zach Deputy and more incredible live performances.

The Stetson Kennedy Foundation will have an exhibition area where guests can learn about Stetson, his work, and the ongoing work of the foundation to preserve his legacy. Please stop by to say hello when you attend.

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