Bobby Brantley, from TruTV’s “Lizard Lick Towing,” will serve as the grand marshal for the 2014 Florida Strawberry Festival Grand Parade at 1 p.m. March 3.
“Bobby is going to add some excitement to this year’s parade, and we are very lucky to have him participate in our event,” says Gail Lyons, president of Berry Fine Productions Inc.
Plant City High School’s Austin Bruner and Durant High School’s Jessi Rae Varnum were selected as the 2014 Plant City Civitan Club’s Outstanding Youth.
The club will honor both students at its meeting at 7 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Buddy Freddys, 1101 Goldfinch Drive. The two also will serve as grand marshals of the 2014 Florida Strawberry Festival Youth Parade, which will take place at 11 a.m. March 1.
Bruner currently has a weighted grade-point average of 5.64. He currently serves as sergeant at arms for the National Honor Society and is the Senior Class president. While at Plant City, he played football and baseball, swam and was a pole-vaulter for the track team. He currently has been accepted to the University of Mississippi, Texas Tech University, the University of Central Florida and the University of South Florida.
Varnum holds a 5.4 weighted GPA. She currently is vice president of Student Government, producer of the Durant morning show, varsity cheerleading captain and a member of the National Honor Society. She also is a member of the Leo Club and managing editor of the yearbook.