July 4th, 2007
The Mahaffey Theater and The Veterans Post News
Sponsor A Musical Tribute To America.
Here is how the story goes... Chris was the Manager at the
Mahaffey Theater and every time we requested to put up
Some special items, he would reply; "The Fire Marshal Will
Not Allow it!" Since Chris would not give us access to the
roof because, "The Fire Marshal Will Not Allow it!"
We called some Friends with a Red Truck and a Ladder.
Now since we could not use the inside stairs...
We used a ladder. In just a short amount of time, Chris
and his staff come out of the building and asks "What's
going on? We Reply... We're hanging an American Flag!
He talks to the Fireman with the Radio and asks if the Fire
Marshal is going to allow this? The Fireman says that he
was real sure that he would. Chris asks; "How Do You
Know?" The Fireman says; " The Fire Marshall is the
one on the roof in the white shirt hanging the Flag!"
Chris walked over to the Company Clerk and asked;
"You know the Fire Marshal?" The Company Clerk
replied; "You don't?"
Chris and his staff posed for a few pictures with the
Giant Flag in the background. The Company Clerk
did not want Chris to lose face, so he asked Chris
If the group could start a fire pit on the lawn! Chris already
knew better than to use his Fire Marshal quote, instead he
said that Mayor Rick Baker would not allow such a thing.
Since life is full of surprises, Mayor Baker showed up for a
photo op with the Giant American Flag. Baker was a good
sport when the Company Clerk asked him to go along with
the prank and when Chris came back out to greet his boss
(the mayor), Baker asked Chris and his staff to help the
group out in getting a fire pit going. Baker kept a straight
face, Chris turned to the Company Clerk and said; "You
know the Mayor?" The Company Clerk replied; "You don't?"
For the following 8 months Chris was very cooperative.
We would also like to thank the 100 member Florida
Orchestra for their great performance and the crew
that set up the stage and lighting for the event.
Voucher Exchange Location
The Florida Office Ticket Center
244 Second Avenue North, 1st Floor
Saint Petersburg FL 33701