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Reds Caravan ends at Florence Mall Sunday

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Posted at 2:34 AM, Jan 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-31 02:53:55-05

CINCINNATI – The Reds Caravan makes the first-of-its-kind final stop at the Florence Mall on Sunday, allowing local fans to share the experience.

Four buses filled with Reds players, minor leaguers, alumni, execs, broadcasters and mascots have visited 16 cities in five states over the last three days.

They will hook up Sunday in Florence with Reds manager Bryan Price, President and CEO Bob Castellini and President of Baseball Operations Walt Jocketty in the entourage.

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Doors open at 9 a.m. and a question and answer session will begin at 11 a.m. in the Center Court area. From noon to 2 p.m., Price and current Reds players will sign autographs and minor leaguers and Reds alumni will pose for photos with fans.

“We are excited to stage this year’s Caravan’s finale in Florence for the first time,” said Phil Castellini, Reds COO. “After three days on the road traversing Reds Country, it’s befitting we host our biggest event close to Great American Ball Park so our hometown fans can be part of the fun.”

Other scheduled attendees include:

> Reds players: Devin Mesoraco, Billy Hamilton, Tucker Barnhart, Ivan De Jesus Jr., Keyvius Sampson.

> Reds minor leaguers: Alex Blandino, Amir Garrett, Cody Reed, Jesse Winker.

> Reds alumni: Tom Browning, Chris Welsh, Jeff Brantley, Corky Miller, Dmitri Young.

Each fan is limited to one autograph per player and there are no posed photos with the group. 

There will be two photo booth opportunities for fans to take part, one with the minor leaguers and the other with alumni.

Fans will receive a complimentary 4x6-inch photo keepsake and are welcome to use their personal cameras as well. 

Autographs are not permitted at the photo stations. 

The event is free and open to the public. Appearances and schedules subject to change.

Visit reds.com/caravan for the latest information.