Author Archives: Stephanie Troya

The Making of a Gasparilla Float

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office will make its first-ever appearance in the Gasparilla Parade on Saturday, January 26th! For the uninitiated, the Gasparilla Pirate Festival celebrates the apocryphal legend of José Gaspar, Tampa Bay’s most notorious pirate during the early 1800’s. This year we had the great opportunity to work with Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in creating a float that […]

Restoring Fairyland

For Tampa Natives, Fairyland in Lowry park zoo was a fond childhood memory. The attraction opened in 1957 and was a staple in the lives of many local children. Called a “Storybook Park for Children,” Fairyland brought life to characters such as Peter Pan, Snow White, the Three Little Pigs, and more. Spread over 15-acres, […]