David and Diane Brewington will lead the parade on Dec. 6.
David and Diane Brewington have spent decades giving back to Plant City, and now they’re to be honored with the best seats in the house for the annual Plant City Christmas Parade.
The Brewingtons were tapped to lead the 2019 parade as its Grand Marshals and, though they couldn’t believe it at first, they’re “excited and honored” the parade board considered them for the gig.
“We’re excited about it and looking forward to it,” David Brewington said.
Known for their namesake towing company, Brewington’s Towing & Recovery, the Brewingtons are both proud to call themselves Plant City lifers. They were born and raised here, met here and started a family that continues to call Plant City home to this day. Ever grateful for their upbringing, the couple has never been shy about working to serve the strawberry town.
The Brewingtons have volunteered with the Florida Strawberry Festival for many years, helping out on the entertainment side. David Brewington has been involved for more than 30 years and currently manages transportation and other services for entertainers and their guests. Diane Brewington has volunteered for 20 years and has been in her role with the entertainers’ hospitality committee for the last eight. They’re also heavily involved with the Elks Lodge, spent time with the Jaycees when they were around (and worked with immediate past Grand Marshal Frank LaBarbera) and have been involved with the Plant City Dolphins and Plant City Little League organizations. Diane Brewington joined the South Florida Baptist Hospital Foundation board last year and has enjoyed her time helping the hospital’s fundraising arm.
“We’re very proud of Plant City,” Diane Brewington said. “We would do anything anybody asks us to do to keep our community as it is.”
David and Diane Brewington recently celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary on Nov. 11 and are quick to show love for their family, which has long helped them run the towing company to the point where David Brewington considers it “a blessing I’ll never be able to repay them for.”
“I’m real thankful, real fortunate I’ve got the family that I’ve got,” he said. “I couldn’t ask for life to be any better.”
The 2019 parade kicks off at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 and marches from the intersection of Collins and Alsobrook streets down to the courthouse on Reynolds Street.