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Plant City Observer Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 10 months ago

1.5.18 Your Town

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Local resident attends International Leadership Seminar and Unity Through Caring and Service comes to Plant City.

Arie Fry attends International Leadership Seminar

Arie Fry and Florida FFA Association state officers are visiting South Africa, where they will join the 69 other state officers to participate in the International Leadership Seminar for State Officers. 

Part of the seminar will include visiting farms, agribusiness and historical sites in South Africa. FFA uses the conference to spread awareness about the ever-changing global market. The global conference is supported by John Deere and Bunge. 

On Jan. 2, the Florida FFA State Officers left Gainesville to go to Washington D.C. where they prepared to go to Johannesburg, South Africa. The group will tour a private game reserve, the Boer goat stud farm of Conrad Herbst, the Inyoni Crocodile Estate, the African Leadership Academy and more. 

By visiting local markets, witnessing the day to day actions of South African Farmers and experiencing the unique attractions in the country, the FFA state officers will hopefully return to the states with a greater understanding of global agriculture and cultures.

Courtesy of William Thomas Jr.

Unity Through Caring and Service coming to Plant City

The Improvement League of Plant City and Somebody Cares Tampa Bay are partnering to help residents in the area who are in need of assistance. The MLK Day of Service and CareFest Plant City are two workday events on Jan. 15 and 20.

Residents, churches and civic organizations are invited to submit projects for consideration for the workdays. This can range from visiting Nursing Homes, hosting car washes, assisting a disabled person or a senior citizen and more.

Call the Improvement League at 813-638-2260 or 813-704-5800 for your submissions. Volunteers are also needed and should contact Judy Beall at 813-957-0917.

The Bing House, 205 Allen St., will be the headquarters for the activities and will have registration and a light breakfast at 7:30 a.m. The workday is from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and a lunch for the volunteers will be held at 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Community Church, 904, E. Renfro St.

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