Kiwanis Club announces 2021 Coolest Dog Contest; South Florida Baptist Hospital to break ground on new location
Kiwanis Club announces 2021 Coolest Dog Contest
Do you have the coolest dog around? The Kiwanis Club of Plant City has opened the 2021 Coolest Dog Contest for another year of fun competition. The contest is open to all dogs, no matter their size or where they live.
Help prove that you have the coolest dog around while also helping the Kiwanis Club’s programs that benefit hundreds of kids by way of back-to-school backpacks full of schools supplies and toys for the underserved kids at Christmas.
After all the submissions are accounted for, the dog with the most votes will be crowned 2021’s “Coolest Dog in Plant City” and receive a first place medal, a $300 gift card, a “Coolest Dog” bandana and be featured on the Kiwanis Club of Plant City’s Facebook page.
There will also be great prizes for the second and third place winners, as well as “Cool Dog” bandanas for the pups that finish between fourth and 10th place to wear proudly around the house or neighborhood.
To enter your furry friend, head to www.gogophotocontest.com/kiwanisclubplantcity and complete the entry form. The cost to enter is just $10 and includes 10 votes. Once you’ve entered, send the unique link to friends and family on social media and so that they too can vote for your cool dog. Each vote costs $1 and you can vote as many times as you wish.
If you don’t have a dog or don’t wish to participate, but would still like to play your part in supporting the cause, you can join the friends and business sponsors of the contest. To sponsor, email Sharon Moody at email@example.com or Gil Gott at firstname.lastname@example.org
The contest ends on Nov. 15 at 11:59 p.m., so sign up your cool dog or join as a sponsor today.
South Florida Baptist Hospital to break ground on new location
South Florida Baptist Hospital will celebrate the groundbreaking on its new building next week.
In August of last year, the hospital announced that it was planning to relocate within Plant City, allowing for improved access to health care services to the city and its surrounding communities.
The new hospital will employee around 800 team members and over 250 physicians throughout a site that includes six floors and two six-story towers, covering 420,000 square feet. All of the hospital’s 146 rooms will be private and it’s being built with the ability to add an additional 30 rooms for future expansion.
SFBH opened its doors in 1953 and since then has undergone 12 major additions, now leaving the site for no remaining room for future expansion.
Construction is underway, the new hospital hopes to be up and running in early 2024 and there will be no disruption to current services and patients, physicians or staff at the current hospital while the new one is being built.
The groundbreaking will be held at 3211 N. Wilder Road on Monday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. and the new location is off of Exit 22 of I-4, east of the intersection of E. Sam Allen Road and N. Park Road. The spade used for the hospital’s original groundbreaking in 1947 has been preserved and will be used at Monday’s groundbreaking.