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Plant City Observer Thursday, May 31, 2018 5 months ago

Your Town 5.31.18

Gil Gott announces retirement and Springhead Baptist Church of Plant City holds royal tea.

Gil Gott announces retirement

Gil Gott, the executive director of the Plant City Photo Archives & History Center, has announced his intent to retire from his current position to move to a reduced schedule as the director of the History Center.

He began work with the Photo Archives at its inception in 2000 and has served the last 18 years as executive director. The move is set to take place on Oct. 1. Gott has published two books and authored more than 100 articles on local history in the greater Plant City area.


Courtesy of Nina Hanshaw. Springhead Baptist Church of Plant City held a royal tea in honor of the royal wedding.


Royal Tea

Springhead Baptist Church of Plant City kicked off its inaugural tea soiree. The ladies group hosted the first tea party for their church on the day of the royal wedding. 

Young women were taught dining etiquette and tea manners. Their sponsor was Mary Jane Padgett. Mothers, daughters, grandmothers and friends all joined the event. Sarah Davidson and Louise Studstill provided music and entertainment. Future tea parties are being planned. 

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