Discounted Florida Strawberry Festival tickets, the 65th Annual Outstanding Citizen of the Year and a reminder to not leave the scene of an accident is in the news this week.
Discounted Florida Strawberry Festival Tickets Now On Sale At Publix Super Market Stores
Discounted admission tickets to the 2024 Florida Strawberry Festival are on sale at participating Publix Super Market stores. Tickets can be purchased until Mar. 10 and cost $10 for adults and $4 for children 6-12 years old. Children 5 years old and younger are admitted free with a paying adult.
“The Florida Strawberry Festival values the relationship we have with Publix Super Markets,” said Florida Strawberry Festival President Kyle Robinson. “Once again this year, we are partnering together to offer a discount on gate admission tickets, so those who shop Where Shopping is a Pleasure can also visit a Strawberry Festival that is Out of This World.”
Additionally, Publix will sponsor Food and Fun Friday on Fri., Mar. 1. Festival patrons are encouraged to bring a Publix or Greenwise branded non-perishable item to receive a $5 discount on a $30 ride armband.
To see a list of participating stores or for more information about Publix Food and Fun Friday, visit flstrawberryfestival.com.
Kiwanis aClub of Plant City to Host 65th Annual Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award Luncheon
The Kiwanis Club of Plant City will host the 65th Annual Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award Luncheon on Wed., Feb. 14 at the Florida Strawberry Festival TECO Expo Hall. Doors will open at 11 a.m. and the buffet will begin at 11:30 a.m. The event program will begin at 12:02 p.m. The luncheon is open to the public, admission is $35 per person. For tickets, contact Kiwanis Club of Plant City, Sharon Moody, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 453-7134.
Let Sunshine Line Do The Driving
Trips to the grocery store just got easier. Sunshine Line will provide free weekly round trip transportation from the Plant City Community Resource Center, located at 307 N. Michigan Ave., to the Winn Dixie grocery store and back on Thursdays. Boarding begins at 10:30 a.m. and the bus leaves at 10:45 a.m. The return trip leaves the store at noon. For reservations, call (813) 272-5220.
Stay at the Scene: A Hit and Run isn’t an Accident, It’s a Crime!
If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, don’t even think about leaving the scene. Under Florida law, a driver MUST stop immediately at the scene of a crash on public or private property, which results in property damage, injury or death.
If a driver fees the scene, the situation becomes even worse.
* If the crash involves property damage, leaving the scene is classified as a second-degree misdemeanor with penalties of up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.
* Leaving the scene of a crash with injuries is a second- or third- degree felony, and a driver, when convicted, will have their driver’s license revoked for at least three years and can be sentenced to up to five years in prison and incur a $5,000 fine.
* Drivers leaving the scene of a crash with a fatality could be sentenced up to 30 years in prison and incur a $10,000 fine.
“Leaving the scene of a crash risks the lives of others and jeopardizes your freedom,” said Michele Harris, Florida Public Affairs Director, AAA- The Auto Group. “Do the right thing. Be alert on the road and if you are involved in a crash, remain safely on scene and call for help.”
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Florida Gulf Coast Chapter Endorses Karen Bendorf For Hillsborough County School Board, District 7
Karen Bendorf, a Plant City resident, wife of a community pastor, public school teacher in Hillsborough County and candidate for Hillsborough County School Board, District 7, received the endorsement of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. “I’m grateful for the widespread support from the building and construction industry as we collaborate to instill robust academic and social skills in our students for their future workforce endeavors,’ said Bendorf. “My determination lies in guiding students towards lifelong success, emphasizing that their chosen path- whether it be higher education or trade schools- will be nurtured with equal dedication.”