Hillsborough 100 creates greener tomorrow, Plant City receives its newest history detectives and Bite Squad expands to Plant City.
Hillsborough 100 creates greener tomorrow
The second annual Hillsborough 100 Conservation Challenge united groups throughout Plant City in an effort to better the community.
The project is part of initiatives from the Hillsborough Soil and Water Conservation District, 201 S. Collins St. The event unites area civic clubs, businesses, middle and high schools and government agencies in an effort to create projects that help make each individual community a better place.
The Plant City Lions Club had a project from 8:00 a.m. until 12 p.m. Saturday at the Plant City Commons Community Garden, located on Cherry Street on the Plant City HCC/UF campus. They were joined by members of the Leo Clubs from Durant, Plant City and Strawberry Crest High Schools, as well as the USF Lions Campus Club.
The group of approximately 25 adults and students worked on several sections of the community garden, including the butterfly and hummingbird garden.
Plant City’s newest history detectives
The Photo Archives and History Center’s new Jr. Archivists Club has graduated its first students in the “Be a History Detective” program’s first course, Be a Photograph Detective, on April 16.
The three Jr. Archivists, Jayden Felix from Lincoln Elementary, Taylor Lynch from Robinson Elementary and Dylan Lynch from Durant High School, completed six sessions of the Be a Photograph Detective course. The group met on six consecutive Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m. in the institution’s exhibit gallery and combed through a 24-page “Be a Photograph Detective” book.
Using actual historic photos gathered by the Archives of Plant City, the group was able to put their new historical detective skills to the test and dive into the diverse and deep history of the town. Photo Archives Executive Director Gil Gott said the program will hopefully allow younger generations to learn the value and importance of accurately protecting our history.
For further information on the Jr. Archivists Club call the Photo Archives at 813.754.1578 or email email@example.com. Students age 9 to 14 are invited to join the club.
Bite Squad expands to Plant City
Bite Squad, the Minneapolis-based restaurant delivery service, announced it has acquired Lakeland-based restaurant delivery service Takeout Hero to expand into Lakeland, Winter Haven and Plant City and officially launched April 24.
The service provides delivery from more than 100 area restaurants at launch. Bite Squad currently operates in more than 30 metropolitan areas across the United States, including over 15 cities in Florida. Delivery is available within a seven mile radius of participating restaurant partners.
After acquiring Takeout Hero, the group announced it would feature a consumer app with live order tracking to keep customers updated on where their food is and when it will arrive, a live chat support team for real-time help and fully-uniformed, trained employee drivers to ensure professionalism, reliability and timeliness.
Customers can place orders seven days a week on the Bite Squad app or at www.bitesquad.com. Delivery fees start at $3.99 and to celebrate its launch the group is offering new customers free delivery, up to a $10 off booking fee, to try out the service.
New customers can enter the code HELLOLKLND at checkout to receive the discount through July 24.