Santa Sled Fest registrations open
Plant City families are now able to pre-register for the annual Santa Sled Fest food and toy giveaway.
Santa Sled Fest, hosted by the Plant City Black Heritage Inc. and Des’Aimes Social Club, serves hundreds of families every year with free stuff around Christmastime for those who sign up in advance. Groceries, turkeys, clothes, toys, bicycles and more will be given away at Marie B. Ellis Park, 601 E. Laura St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 21.
Families can register for the event from now until Nov. 30 at the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce, 106 N. Evers St., at the Planteen Recreation Center, 301 N. Dort St., or at 190 S. Bond St. Call Sharon Moody at 813-453-7134 or Dorothy Smith at 813-255-2694 for more information.
BayCare welcomes new doctor to Plant City
Maryam Abid, D.O., has joined the BayCare Medical Group staff at 1601 W. Timberlane Dr. Suite 300 and is now accepting patients age 18 and older.
BayCare describes Abid, who earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Nova Southeastern University and completed a family medicine residency at Ocala Regional Medical Center, as a “patient-focused family medicine provider who emphasizes building
relationships with her patients and working towards creating a personalized treatment
plan.” She is certified in basic life support, advanced cardiovascular life support, pediatric advanced life support and neonatal resuscitation. Abid speaks both English and Urdu.
Bank of Central Florida names PC resident VP
Bank of Central Florida announced October 3 that James Garner has been installed as Vice President and Commercial Banking Officer.
Garner, who lives in Plant City, will help the bank as a commercial lender in the local market. He has worked in banking since 2004 and previously worked at Plant City branches for SunTrust Bank and CenterState Bank.
“We are excited to have James and his banking expertise and knowledge of the local market as we assist our commercial clients in Plant City,” Scott Folsom, Executive Vice President and Commercial Banking Executive, said.