JUST HORSING AROUND
The Gulfport Night Out event on Thursday, August 3, featured an appearance by Amos the Wonder Horse and his trainer, Shelly Mizrahi, a Gulfport resident. The 16-year-old, three-foot-tall Amos is a certified therapy pony who’s made appearances all over Florida and the US as part of anti-bullying campaign called “Just Say ‘Whoa!’ to Bullying.” He has also performed with the Harlem Globetrotters.
TAKING A BITE OUT OF CRIME
At the Gulfport Night Out event on Thursday, August 3, officers Jonathan Vazquez, left, and Eric Blomgren of the St. Petersburg Police Department’s K-9 unit demonstrated how their K-9 officer, Ares, is trained to take down a fleeing suspect. Despite a few scattered rain showers, Gulfport Night Out was well attended and also included an appearance by Amos the Wonder Horse, a performance by the New Horizons community band, a raffle, complimentary food and beverages, and games for kids.