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Jacksonville, Florida— First Guaranty Bank is bringing one of the world’s preeminent Abraham Lincoln actors, playwrights and scholars to Jacksonville for the special appearance at a luncheon for VIP customers on Tuesday, June 10th at the Prime Osborn Convention Center from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Internationally known Lincoln scholar and actor, Dr. Gene Griessman, will appear in costume as the 16th President delivering the presentation, “The Wit & Wisdom Of Abe Lincoln.” “It will be like having the real Abraham Lincoln in person,” said Julian “Jay” Fant, III, CEO of the First Guaranty Bank. “President Lincoln never visited Jacksonville; bringing him here to share his knowledge 143 years later doesn’t seem like a moment too soon.”

The wit, humor and eloquence of the 16th President are brought to life by Griessman’s remarkable performance and uncanny resemblance to Lincoln. His stirring portrayal of Lincoln will take us back to the Gettysburg Address and moments before his assassination at Ford’s Theatre. Through Lincoln’s wisdom and wit, Griessman will share the secrets Lincoln learned for dealing with the challenges we face in our everyday lives including: leadership, communication and personal achievement. He will offer some unforgettable lessons from one of the greatest figures of all time in this once in a lifetime opportunity.

The grand patriotically decorated event will be complete with special music and Americana programs, including a gold coin presentation for First Guaranty customers whose birthdays fall on June 10th. “Entertaining our clients in a meaningful way is a strong tradition for First Guaranty Bank,” said Julian “Jay” Fant, III. “Treating our clients to a special and timely message on leadership in times that demand leadership – who better than Abe to teach us about handling the pressing issues of today,” he said.

Dr. Gene Griessman is an internationally known public speaker, author, actor and consultant. He has spoken at conventions and annual meetings worldwide. As an actor and playwright, he has performed his one-man play on Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre and before large audiences at the Georgia Dome and the Ice Palace. He’s conducted exclusive interviews with US Presidents, famous actors, sports figures, business leaders and Nobel Laureates. Griessman is the author of numerous books and articles on famous high achievers.

 Press release prepared by Tracy Sadeghian; Media Masters Group; (904) 445-8077

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