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03/18/2013 ~ Keys Energy Services’ (KEYS) recently donated $500 to the organizers of the 4th annual Florida Keys Ocean Festival & Waterfront Craft Show. KEYS is an inaugural sponsor of this event and for the first time will be offering bucket truck rides to attendees on Saturday, March 30th.

Presented by Florida-based Mote Marine Laboratory, the family-friendly free-admission Ocean Festival will take place from 11:00 – 6:00P at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, located on Key West’s Truman Waterfront at the end of Southard Street. In addition to KEYS’ bucket truck rides, which will be offered from 11:00 – 4:00P, other scheduled attractions include live music, arts and crafts, kids’ activities including face painting, educational displays, food and beverages, a silent auction, and more.

“KEYS is proud to once again sponsor the Florida Keys Ocean Festival and help promote the unique marine environment of the Keys island chain – including the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef,” said Lynne Tejeda, KEYS’ General Manager & CEO. She also went on to add that, “for those taking advantage of our bucket truck rides, they will be rewarded with a bird’s eye view of the festival, surrounding Truman Waterfront, and solar demonstration unit KEYS installed on the roof of the Eco-Discovery Center in partnership with the Florida Municipal Power Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.”

Proceeds from the festival will support Mote Marine Laboratory’s coral reef restoration and research programs. For more information on the festival, visit

PHOTO CAPTION: (From right) KEYS’ Communications/Marketing Coordinator Julio J. Barroso presents a $500 sponsorship check for the Florida Keys Ocean Festival to Mote Marine Laboratory’s Jason Wolf, at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center.

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