Bill Clinton to speak in Safety Harbor tonight
With Hillary Clinton currently in the home stretch of a heated race for the Oval Office, former President Bill Clinton will make a stop in Safety Harbor this evening to campaign for his wife.
According to Clinton campaign information, the 42nd president of the United States will appear at the Safety Harbor Community Center at 650 9th Avenue South from 6:45-7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11 to discuss issues related to the November election:
Join us to welcome former President Bill Clinton to Clearwater! He’ll lay out the high stakes of November’s election for Florida families and highlight Hillary Clinton’s vision for an America that is stronger together, with an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top.
According to the information provided, the event is free and open to the public. RSVPs must be logged at this address.
Doors to the event will open an hour prior, at 5:45. According to officials, the first 300 guests will be allowed in, ensuring a packed house at the relatively small facility, which recently saw a proposed expansion project put on hold by the City Commission.
“It’s going to be pretty crazy,” City Manager Matt Spoor said.
The former president’s appearance isn’t the first time Safety Harbor has found itself in the center of a national political event.
When the Republican National Convention was held in Tampa in 2012, nearly 250 delegates from Tennessee stayed at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, which led the City Commission to temporarily rename Main Street as Tennessee Street.
Stay with Safety Harbor Connect.com for a full report on President Bill Clinton’s appearance in town.
A video of the speech can be seen at this site:
Why wasn’t this announced earlier?? I would have loved to come!!! Was it put on Facebook late, so nobody would show up??
Nice to get the announcement at 7:47pm
There goes the neighborhood!
If I have a confirmed rsvp am I part of the 300? Or do I still need to be first on line?
We’re happy to meet Hillary’s hubby; “The First Gent”!
She’s a very classy forgiving pro-child person-Kudos!
UPDATE: There will be no road closures associated with this event, other than to facilitate motorcade access, according to city officials. This is a very fluid situation, so follow us on Facebook for additional updates as they become available.
Any word on road blocks / traffic concerns for those who live in the immediate vicinity?
According to a message posted on the city’s Facebook page, they are planning to close 7th St. South and 9th St. South near the community center from 5-8 pm.
Wish this had been made public sooner, allowing folks to plan their evening to include this. Not sure if I’ll have time, but would like to be there in support.
He’s making three stops across the state today. I believe it was purposely released at the last minute in order to keep it as calm and controlled as possible.
It’s calm and controlled. Not many people here