Over $22,000 was donated to the United Food Bank and Turkey Creek Middle School will receive a new history marker.
UFB of Plant City receives over $22,000 donation
Florida Strawberry Festival presented the United Food Bank with a check of $22,900 from proceeds from its Strawberry Ball. Mary Heysek, executive director of UFB, said the proceeds will be used directly in the Plant City community to expand its services and make sure that the most needy have food. Heysek said the UFB is completely dependent on community support and volunteers as they only have four paid employees.
Turkey Creek Middle School to receive marker
A marker detailing the early history of Turkey Creek Middle School, which was formerly a high school, will be installed soon at the school. The plaque will also explain how it became known as a “strawberry school.” A dedication ceremony will be held Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. at Turkey Creek Middle School. The marker was sponsored by the Hillsborough County Historical Advisory Council and Turkey Creek High School Alumni.