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Plant City Observer Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 11 months ago

11.10.17 News Briefs

New show with Plant City Entertainment, UFB looking for turkey donations and more.

Peanuts takeover

Plant City Entertainment’s latest show, “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” is finally here. Charles Schulz’s comic series was adapted into Clark Gesner’s musical. All of the Peanuts gang, from Lucy to Snoopy, will make an appearance. The show will span from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day.

Charlie Brown is played by Andrew Fernandez, Sally Brown is played by Corinne Posner, Snoopy is played by Kristen Bucko, Lucy Van Pelt is played by Kristy Noel Carlson, Linus Van Pelt is played by Coy Permenter and Schroeder is played by Cody Carlson.

The show runs from Nov. 10 to Nov. 19 and tickets can be purchased at Tickets are $18 for adults and $14 for seniors and students.

Strawberry Festival named one of 10 best fairs in U.S.

Mother Nature Network announced its pick for 10 of the country’s best state and county fairs. The Strawberry Festival received a nod with other large fairs like the State Fair of Texas and the Erie County Fair.

The Strawberry Festival was recognized for its concerts, pageant, parade, livestock shows and large flea market. This year’s theme is “Building New Memories” and will take place March 1 through 11.

The Stair Prize in Writing

The Tampa - Hillsborough County Public Library is having its 2017 Short Story Writing Contest for seventh and eighth graders. The deadline for entries is Nov. 17 and a panel of judges will determine the winner. There is a $500 cash prize for the winner.

The 2017 phrase that is included in a story is “An act of kindness.” The story must be between 500 and 1,000 words and should be double-spaced. Entries must include the official entry form, which can be found online, unless submitted electronically. Entries with offensive content will be disqualified. The winner will be notified by Dec. 8.

Season of giving

The United Food Bank of Plant City is looking for turkey donations for its Holiday Bags for clients. The organization created a challenge online to encourage the community to donate. The Food Bank is looking for 10 to 12 pound frozen turkeys to help those “who may not otherwise have a complete Thanksgiving meal.”

Donations can be made to the Food Bank during office hours.

Winter at the ‘Y’

The Plant City Family YMCA is now accepting registration for its Winter 2018 Youth Sports teams. Registration ends Dec. 10 for Outdoor Soccer and Flag Football and Jan. 10 for the Basketball Clinic.

Practice begins at the start of the new year. You can register for the sports at the Welcome Center or online at


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