Families needed for Santa Sled Fest; Registration open for PCPRD/Optimist Youth Basketball
FAMILIES NEEDED FOR SANTA SLED FEST
Hosted by Plant City Black Heritage and Des’ Acmes Social Club — sponsored by C&S Grocers and Plant City Kiwanis Club, among others — organizations will be giving away toys, bicycles, groceries and clothes as a part of their annual Santa Sled Festival.
In addition to the resources provided, a bounce house and pictures with Santa will add to the fun to be had at the yearly festival.
The event will serve more than 200 families within the Plant City community, with children ages five through 12, and all parents need to pre-register between 8:30 and 9 a.m. on the day of the event, with identification and children present.
Applications are now available for those who wish to participate in the event, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18 at the Sadye Gibbs Martin Community Center, 1601 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
To obtain an application, visit the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce, 118 W. Reynolds St. or call (813) 453-7134, Sadye Gibbs Martin Community Center, 1601 E Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, contact Dorothy Smith at (813) 255-2694 or Sharon Moody (813) 453- 7134.
Applications must be received by Nov. 30.
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR PCPRD/OPTIMIST YOUTH BASKETBALL
The Plant City Parks & Recreation Department/Optimist Youth Basketball Program is currently accepting registrations for it’s 53rd season of play.
All local kids throughout six age groups — co-ed 8-9, boys 10-11, girls 10-12, boys 12-13, girls 13-15 and boys 14-16 — are eligible to participate. Age is determined as of March 3, 2022 and a birth certificate is required for registration.
Games will be played in gyms at Tomlin Middle School or at the Sadye Gibbs Martin Community Center. The season will run from early January to the end of February, with games primarily taking place on weeknights for all age groups, and possibly Saturday mornings for the co-ed 8-9 age group.
Registration costs $37 and covers all expenses, including a jersey and supplemental accident insurance.
Registrations will be accepted through Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 4:30 p.m. by postal mail or in person at the Parks & Rec Department’s administrative offices, 1904 S. Park Rd.
The department is also looking for coaches and referees for all age groups.
Registration forms, along with more info, are available by email at email@example.com or by phone at 813-659-4255.