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News Briefs 8.23.18

News Briefs 8.23.18

Relay for Life kick-off

The 2019 Relay for Life season is drawing near and Plant City is gearing up.

This year’s kick-off event will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at Turkey Creek First Baptist Church, 4915 W. Trapnell Road and anyone looking to participate in the 2019 relay won’t want to miss out. The event will feature team registrations, meetings with the Event Leadership Team, guest speakers and more information about Plant City’s 2019 event, which will be held from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday, March 29, 2019 at Plant City High School, 1 Raider Place. Food will be served and fun will be had, according to the official announcement.

Next year will mark the 21st season of Relay for Life in Plant City. In 2017, the event raised more than $169,000 for local cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. In addition to in-person registration at the kick-off event, teams may register, donate and dedicate their luminaria online at

For more information, contact Bonnie Gibson at [email protected] or 863-500-0199.


Optimist/Rec and Parks golf tourney

The 24th Plant City Optimist Club/Rec & Parks Golf Classic is scheduled for October 20 and registration is now open.

This year’s event will be held at Diamond Hill Golf Club, 13115 Sydney Road, Dover, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The format is a four-person scramble and cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams in the tournament. There will also be a putting contest, two long-drive holes, two closest-to-pin holes and a door prize raffle after golfing. Lunch will be served at the course. On-site check-ins begin at 11 a.m.

The cost to register is $75 per player and sponsorship options start at $100 per hole. Mulligan tickets are also optional. The registration period is open through Oct. 15 and may be submitted to any Plant City Optimist Club member or by mail to Plant City Optimist Club, P.O. Box 1755, Plant City, FL 33564-1755. Checks may be made payable to the Plant City Optimist Club. Forms may be downloaded and printed from

For more information, visit, call Walt Arnold at 813-752-1602 or call Jeb Hicks at 813-727-1204.

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