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Email insights: Jeff Atwater offers Floridians a different kind of Easter ‘hunt’

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For those celebrating Easter Sunday, one of the great traditions for children (and more than a few adults) is the Easter Egg hunt.

As the faithful prepare with friends and family to celebrate a sunrise service or feast, a new email from Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater reminds Floridians of a different kind of “hunt” – treasure hunts available anytime.

“Our unclaimed property program offers an easy way to determine if we are holding funds in your name,” Atwater writes in his annual Easter greeting. “Join the hunt by checking out to see if the state is holding any unclaimed property in your name.”

Who needs jelly beans, chocolate and marshmallow bunnies when there is cold, hard cash hidden in the bottom of the state’s proverbial Easter basket?

No matter how one chooses to honor the season, Atwater says finding unclaimed property can be an unexpected holiday treat.

“Remembering this time of sacrifice is a chance to renew our hope and faith for those of us who celebrate,” he says. “Whichever way you celebrate Easter; I hope a sense of joy will surround you this weekend as you are surrounded by those important to you.”

Happy Easter to everyone!

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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