John F. Kennedy's 1963 visit to Tampa revisited

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TAMPA, Florida (AP) - A writer is gathering memorabilia, photos and firsthand accounts of President Kennedy's Nov. 18, 1963 trip to Tampa for a documentary, book and museum exhibit.

The Tampa Tribune reports that Lynn Marvin Dingfelder is doing the project to honor Kennedy and his visit to the area - not about his assassination in Dallas, four days after the Tampa visit.

So far, she's interviewed about 25 people who met the president, spoke to him or saw him during his visit here. She also is looking for anyone with memorabilia from the visit, such as photographs, press passes, home movies or other artifacts related to his stop in Tampa.

A casting call for the documentary will be held Saturday in Tampa.

The project's website is www.jfkintampa.org.

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