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By Times Staff Writer
Published February 15, 2008
Parade: The parades just keep coming. The Krewe of Sant'Yago will hit the streets once again for the Illuminated Knight Parade. The parade will begin at Nebraska Avenue and Twiggs Street and move north on Nebraska to Nick Nuccio Parkway and finish at 21st Street in Ybor City. 6:30 p.m., Saturday. For information on purchasing reserved bleachers, call 813 248-0721.
Parade benefit: Krewe members involved in the Krewes Kare Hurricane Relief Charity organization host the preparade "Fire it Up" party before the Sant'Yago Illuminated Knight Parade and a "Krash Party" after the parade. All proceeds will go to purchasing relief supplies to be flown by volunteer pilots to storm-stricken areas in the southeastern U.S. The events include entertainment and an all-you-can-eat and drink special. "Fire it Up" will be 2 to 5 p.m. and the "Krash Party" will be 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday; Cuban Club, 2010 N Ave. Republica De Cuba, Tampa; tickets are $20 for "Fire it Up" and $40 for the "Krash Party" or $55 for both. Tickets can be purchased online at www.kreweskare.org. For information, call Krewe President Yvonne Painton at (813) 839-1302 ext. 629.
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