Events scheduled in memory of teen killed after leaving fair


160205_events01Feb. 7 will mark two years since 14-year-old honor student Andrew Joseph III was killed as he tried crossing a Tampa interstate on foot after being ejected from the Florida State Fair during its Student Day. It was the first time the teen had attended the event.

Nearly 100 students were ejected that night in 2014 by Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputies.

The fair has increased security rules since the teen’s death.

The two-year mark of his death will include a full weekend of activities.

“We Remember Andrew Joseph, III Memorial Weekend’’ will include a Feb. 5 protest at 5:30 p.m. outside of the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 N. U.S. Highway 301, Tampa. Feb. 5 is Student Day at the Florida State Fair. The protesters will assemble in the Wing House parking lot at 5:15 p.m.

The address is 5003 N. U.S. Highway 301.

At 7 p.m., a Meet and Greet Mixer will be held at Trattoria 168, 2701 East Fowler Ave, Tampa. It’s located inside the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center.

Walk, reception, healing service
A Peace Walk is scheduled at 9 a.m. Feb. 6. It’s billed as a #Stolen Lives Remembrance. The location is 4101 N. 22nd St., Tampa. A concert will follow at 11 a.m.

At 8 p.m. Feb. 6, there will be a We Remember Andrew Joseph, III Memorial Fundraising Reception at the University of South Florida, Marshall Center, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa.

On Feb. 7 at 8:30 a.m., a breakfast, prayer and healing service is scheduled at Love First Christian Center, 11311 Boyette Road, Riverview (Riverview High School).

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