Hope Lutheran gives to food bank
Hope Lutheran Church’s Jan. 6 morning worship was full of blessings for the United Food Bank of Plant City.
The church presented UFBPC director Mary Heysek with a $500 check to benefit the food bank’s Children’s Nutrition Program, which donated 1,200 bags of groceries to families during schools’ winter break. Hope provides the food bank with a check every year after its annual Christmas program.
“We look forward to the day in our community when hunger and food insecurities are no longer an issue for anyone,” senior pastor Dean Pfeffer said. “But until that day comes, the United Food Bank of Plant City stands ready to assist with a hand up to those in need.”
Dad-Daughter Date Night
The Plant City Recreation and Parks Department is calling all dads and daughters, grandfathers and granddaughters, uncles and nieces and father figures for its 10th annual Dad-Daughter Date Night.
This year’s event will turn the Trinkle Center at Hillsborough Community College into a Fairy Garden for a night of dancing, food and fun. Doors open at 3:15 p.m. Feb. 9 and festivities officially run from 4-7 p.m. Come dressed to impress and pose for a free photo.
The dance is for girls age 3 and older and costs $35 per couple plus $10 for each additional girl. Registration begins Friday at the Planteen Recreation Center, 301 Dort St., and ends Feb. 1 or when the 150-couple limit is reached. For more information, please contact Planteen Recreation Supervisor Maggie Morona at email@example.com or 813-659-4256.
Railroad crossings to close
Two railroad crossings are set to close next week for repairs, so Plant City drivers should prepare to make detours.
The crossing at Collins Street between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Renfro Street and the crossing at East Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between South Palmer Street and South Lake Street will undergo repairs. CSX Railroad will have the intersections closed at 9 a.m. Jan. 14 and will re-open them within two to five days, depending on weather or other unexpected issues.
Best of Plant City voting
The Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce’s annual Best of Plant City awards will be handed out on Jan. 24.
Voting runs through Jan. 14. You may cast votes online at bestofplantcity.com in 14 categories.
Business of the Year Award
Best Community Event Award
Community Service Award
Customer Service Award
Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Employer of the Year Award
Health & Wellness Award
New Business Award
Small Business Award
Economic Development Award
Downtown Enrichment Award
Rising Leader Award
Spirit of the Chamber Award