Two 'tea parties' planned for Manatee

There are at least two "tea parties" planned for today in Manatee County, part of a national campaign to protest taxes and government spending:

- Ed's Tavern, 10719 Rodeo Drive, Lakewood Ranch, from 3 to 7 p.m.

- Mixon Fruit Farms, 2712 26th Ave. E., Bradenton, from 5 to 7p.m.

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