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Plant City Observer Thursday, Apr. 12, 2018 1 week ago

Your Town 4.12.18

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Prom photo contest is upon us and Mayor Rick Lott proclaims April 2018 is officially Railfest Month.

Dancing in the Dark

Prom season is upon us and we want to add some extra pizzazz to your memorable night! We’re partnering with Krazy Kup for a prom night photo contest for Strawberry Crest, Plant City and Durant High Schools. We know you’ve danced yourself into exhaustion so submit some photos of your big night and you can win Plant City’s award winning coffee.

Snap a photo of you and your friends at the dance, eating dinner in your fanciest outfits or even getting ready and you could win a gift card to Krazy Kup.

Tag your photo on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #pcoprom to enter. The winner will be announced in the newspaper and gift cards can be picked up at the Plant City Observer.

Railfest Month

The Railfest committee received one of the highest honors around Monday evening at the Plant City City Commission Meeting when Mayor Rick Lott proclaimed April 2018 will officially be known as Railfest Month. 

Lott said the railroad has been a part of Plant City life since the 1880s and played a key role in shaping the town. The Union Station Depot became an active passenger train stop in 1909 and was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1975. 

Because of all of the work the museum does for the community and due to the magnitude of the annual event he encouraged all citizens and visitors to attend Railfest and stop by the depot and viewing platform. 

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