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Hold the Mayo! Florida town is changing its name temporarily

Posted: 11:38 PM, Aug 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-26 03:38:38Z

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Mayo, Florida, is holding the mayo, at least for a few days.
  
The mayor of this tiny town of less than 1,500 residents is announcing Saturday that the city is switching its name to "Miracle Whip."
  
But it's a joke.
  
Videographers for the Kraft Heinz-owned mayonnaise-alternative want to capture the shock of residents when they hear that the name of their town is being changed to a corporate brand.
  
The town's elected officials say they will let residents in on the joke after a few days, but not before street signs and the name on the water tower have been switched out.
  
However, an open-government advocate says the elected officials may have violated Florida's Sunshine Law by reaching the deal with Miracle Whip behind closed doors.

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