’Strawberry event’ at Winn-Dixie
To celebrate both its new look and the Florida Strawberry Festival the Winn-Dixie store at 205 W. Alexander St. is inviting the public to come check out a family-friendly “strawberry event” on Saturday morning.
The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature strawberry-themed giveaways, gift cards, photo opportunities with a strawberry character and plenty of free, berry-sweet samples throughout the store. That includes strawberry shakes and a “gigantic” strawberry shortcake courtesy of the bakery staff.
PCHS Class of 1956 reunion
Plant City High School’s Class of 1956 is planning a lunch meet-up for 1 p.m. March 28.
The lunch will be served at Brick House Cafe, 206 S. Evers St., and anyone interested in attending is asked to RSVP in advance. To do so, call Barbara Miller at 813-752-2847 or Mary Jane Jackson Parolini at 813-754-0313.
PC Area Dems install officers
The Plant City Area Democrats group elected a new suite of officers the evening of March 4.
Greg Jewell succeeds Sherri Gay as club president and Hewitt Chatman was elected Jewell’s Vice President. Andy Hamilton was elected Communications Secretary and Susan McNaught was named Recording Secretary.
Stingray raffle still open
With just $5 and a little luck you could leave the Florida Strawberry Festival with a one-of-a-kind Chevrolet Corvette Z06.
The 10th annual Stingray Chevrolet/Unity in the Community raffle’s grand prize is one of the fastest cars $85,000 can buy, a brand new Corvette with a 650-horsepower engine that can take you from 0 to 60 in 2.95 seconds.
If you have at least $5 and can be present at the dealership after the festival to claim your prize, you’re good to go. You don’t have to be present at the festival during the March 10 announcement to win the car but you must claim the prize within 72 hours and visit the Stingray dealership to get the car. Stingray does allow winners to choose alternate prizes that add up to the cost of the Corvette.
You have three options for buying tickets. Online purchases can be made at stingraychevrolet.com/chevrolet-charity-raffle-entry-form until 3 p.m. March 8. In-person purchases can be made at Stingray Chevrolet, 2002 N. Frontage Road, or at the festival. The deadlines for in-person purchases are 6 p.m. March 8 at Stingray and 4:30 p.m. March 10 at the festival. The winner’s name and phone number, not ticket numbers, will be called at the festival and the winner will be notified by phone if they are not present.
For more information about Unity in the Community, visit unityinplantcity.org.
Check out the Festival Guide
The Plant City Observer’s 2019 Florida Strawberry Festival Guide hit the streets last week and has everything you need to know about Plant City’s pride and joy.
Whether you’re wondering who’s performing or what to do on the grounds, are looking for parking tips or are coming from out of town and want to know what Plant City has to offer, there’s something for everyone in the guide. Visit the festival to find a copy or stop by our office at 1507 S. Alexander St., Suite 103.