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Plant City Observer Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 7 months ago

Strawbuddy returns

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Once again, the Plant City Times & Observer’s mascot StrawBuddy is here to highlight everything the 2018 Florida Strawberry Festival and his beloved town has to offer.

Once again, the Plant City Times & Observer’s mascot StrawBuddy is here to highlight everything the 2018 Florida Strawberry Festival and his beloved town has to offer. The witty berry is excited to hit the streets and meet his fellow residents.

In conjunction with the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce and Fryed Egg Productions, the 2018 StrawBuddy Selfie Tour Challenge will allow members in the community to go on a scavenger-style hunt to find him in local businesses throughout town and on the festival grounds. The lovable berry was printed by Minuteman Press and is located throughout the city, showing off all that makes Plant City unique.

If you find him peeking out of a window or lounging in a chair, take a selfie with him and post it to social media using the hashtags #PlantCityStrawbuddy, #BerryFest18 and #VisitPlantCity. The more you post the more you’ll be entered into the contest. Lucky winners will receive tickets to the Reba McEntire concert on March 4 or the Brad Paisley concert on March 11. The cutoff for each giveaway will be at 5 p.m. on March 1 for Reba and March 8 for Paisley tickets. 

Winners will be announced March 2 and March 9 and the tickets may be picked up at the Plant City Chamber of Commerce booth at the festival on the day of the show. Come by the Plant City Times & Observer office or visit the participating locations below to join the challenge!

 

State Farm Insurance — Courtney Paat

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 1805 James L. Redman Parkway #101.

 

Dark Horse Music Store

Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. 108 N.E. Drane St.

 

Jarrett-Scott Ford

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 2000 E. Baker St.

 

Hampton Inn Plant City

Hours: 24/7. 2702 Thonotosassa Road

 

Inspire Quilting

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 101 N. Collins St.

 

Norma's Cuban Sandwich Shop

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 3318, 120 N. Collins St.

 

Fringe Boutique

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m Monday-Wednesday and Friday. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. 601 E. Alexander St.

 

A Peace of Plant City

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. 120 N. Collins St. #101

 

Krazy Kup

Hours: 8:13 a.m. to 8:13 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday. 101 E. J. Arden Mays Blvd.

 

Bing House Museum

Hours: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday-Thursday. 205 S. Allen St.

 

Chris Welbon Karate

Hours: 2 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Monday-Friday. 204 N. Mobley St.

 

The Corner Store

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 121 E. Reynolds St.

 

Stingray Chevrolet

Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. 2002 N. Frontage Road

 

Plant City Family YMCA

Hours: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. 1507 YMCA Place

 

Holiday Inn Express

Hours: 24/7. 2102 N. Park Rd.

 

RAOK Boutique

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 2804 James L. Redman Parkway #103.

 

The Mercantile: Plant City

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 208 S. Collins St.

 

The Kandy Shoppe

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 106 N.E. Drane St.

 

Dairy Queen

Hours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. 1902 W. Reynolds St.

 

Aromatic Harmony

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 110 E. Reynolds St. #300

 

G FIVE Feed & Outdoor

Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 4960 US-92.

 

Ace Realty Advisors

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 111 S. Palmer St.

 

Johnson’s BBQ

Hours: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 1407 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

 

Walden Lake Car Wash

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 1414 S. Alexander St.

 

Tani’s for Dessert

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. 2804 James L. Redman Parkway

 

GREATER Plant City Chamber of commerce

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 106 N. Evers St.

 

Main Street

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 104 W. Reynolds St. #10

 

Parkesdale Farm Market

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. 3702 W. Baker St.

 

Mango Cleaners

Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Friday. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 416 N Alexander St

 

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