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Plant City Observer Thursday, May 17, 2018 4 months ago

Your Town 5.17.18

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Representative Lawrence McClure stopped by the United Food Bank of Plant City on May 11 to make a donation and the former Petrol Mart on Collins Street has officially been demolished.

Feeding youth in Plant City

Representative Lawrence McClure stopped by the United Food Bank of Plant City on May 11 to make a donation for the organization.

Mary Heysek, director for the United Food Bank of Plant City, said McClure has shown “much support” for the Plant City community and the UFB.

McClure timed his donation with the impending release of students for summer break. Without school in session, many students struggle to have regular meals. It is one of the busiest times for the food bank and McClure encouraged others to join him in donating to the group. Donations can be made to UFB during its normal business hours

Courtesy of Yvonne Fry. The former Petrol Mart located on Collins Street was officially demolished on Monday afternoon.

Petrol Mart finally demolished

After years of sitting vacant near the heart of downtown the former Petrol Mart has officially been demolished. On Monday at approximately 2 p.m. the former Petrol Mart, located at Collins and Ball Street, was torn down.

During Monday night’s commission meeting City Manager Bill McDaniel said the Mart had been an “eye sore” for 17 or 18 years. The site will be fully cleaned up over the next few days.

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