Santa Sled Fest gets 2020 date
The 30th annual Santa Sled Fest, presented by Plant City Black Heritage and Des’Aimes Social Club, is being planned to come back in mid-December.
The groups announced the 2020 event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 19 at the new Sadye Gibbs Martin Community Center, 302 S. Maryland Ave. Santa Sled Fest gives more than 200 families of children age 5-12 free groceries, turkeys, clothes, bicycles and toys along with a family-friendly day of fun. All families who wish to participate must fill out an application and must pre-register on-site with ID up to an hour before the start time on Dec. 19. Face masks are required and social distancing will be mandated.
This year’s event is also sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Plant City, the City of Plant City, Star Distribution Systems, Global Sports Alliance Florida, Evangelical Deliverance Church and C&S Wholesale Grocers.
Applications can be obtained form the Sadye Gibbs Martin Community Center or the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce, 106 N. Evers St. For more information, call Sharon Moody at 813-453-7134, Dorothy Smith at 813-255-2694 or Tanger Castillo at 386-675-2039.
Girl Scouts to host virtual dessert event
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida is doing something different for this year’s Dessert First event: bringing it to you online.
From 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 21, a Tampa Bay-area chef will give a live cooking demonstration you can stream in your own kitchen as you follow along to make your Girl Scout cookies of choice. If you’re participating, you’ll get to choose from Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs or Trefoils and you will be provided with a kit in advance. You will also be entered into prize drawings during the event.
All funds raised from the event will help with membership, camp experiences, programs, supplies and more. Visit gswcf.org/dessertfirst to register, donate and get more information.
Library to host Halloween event for kids
Bruton Memorial Library is starting something new for the month of October.
The library announced Tuesday it’s preparing to host the first annual October Treats Celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30. There will be socially distanced stations with crafts, games, treats and more, plus a costume contest. The event is free and no registration is required for families to attend.