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One Spark: Planning To Light Up Jacksonville

Will Dickey
The Florida Times-Union

Jacksonville's inaugural One Spark Festival is set spark up downtown next week, and no one's happier about it than financial backer Peter Rummell.

The former CEO of the city's St. Joe Company says he's hopeful One Spark will become synonymous with the First Coast.

"You think of the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, or SXSW in Austin, Texas," says Rummell. "This event has that same potential."

One Spark is a crowdfunding festival, where hundreds of exhibitors will show off their ideas in venues across the urban core. All are competing for a share of the fest's $250,00 prize.

Visit One Spark's website for more, and come to the event!

Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.