City of Virginia Beach and Neptune Festival Partner to Recognize Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and Virginia Beach Native Gabby Douglas

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Mayor William D. Sessoms, Jr. will recognize two-time gold medalist Gabby Douglas at a public ceremony to be held Friday, Sept. 28 at 9 p.m. at Neptune’s Park at 31st Street. As part of Neptune Festival festivities, Mayor Sessoms will present Gabby with a “Key to the City” and proclaim Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 as Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas Day.

Gabby, along with track and field Olympic gold medalist Francena McCorory from Hampton, Va., will also be joining Mayor Sessoms as participants in the Neptune Festival Parade on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. The parade route runs along Atlantic Avenue from 16th to 32nd streets.

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