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Creatives Converge to Buttress Battered Businesses


Railroad Square’s Square Mug Cafe hosted a fundraiser for the storm-tossed businesses in Mexico Beach on Tuesday, Feb. 18. The event was sponsored by the Big Bend Poets and Writers.

The group’s Director Gordon Magill said, nearly a year-and-a-half after Hurricane Michael, the need remains acute.

"People are still really struggling down there," he remarked. "The small businesses that are not open yet and people are still winging it with very little funds to work with."

Tuesday night’s event with music, poetry reading, and a photo exhibit was in support of Never Forgotten Coast, which is funneling cash into grants for Mexico Beach small businesses.

"To help them buy a new computer or do some interior work on a building or maybe fix their car so they can do what's necessary. Every little bit helps and it will be a long process but maybe we can make a little bit of impact here," Magill concluded.

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Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, focusing on covering local personalities, issues, and organizations. He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas, and his home state of Maryland.

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