Crime was down at 2022 Gasparilla; here is how to recycle your beads

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Tampa Police Chief logo. By Seán Kinane / WMNF News (8 July 2016).

Arrests at Gasparilla

Crime was low at last weekend’s Gasparilla compared to previous years. According to the Tampa Police in total there were 5 Gasparilla arrests including 2 felonies for battery on law enforcement. One missing child was reunited with their family and 20 vehicles were towed.  FWC reported 5 cases of boating under the influence.

Recycling Gasparilla beads

In other Gasparilla news, according to a press release the Florida Aquarium plans to recycle beads by donating them to a non-profit, the MacDonald Training Center, which would resell them for next year. In order to receive a half-price admission ticket a person must donate 5 gallons of beads by February 5th. It is part of the Bead Free Bay initiative by Tampa Mayor Jane Castor to keep plastic out of the ocean. 

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