Strawberry Crest football to hold annual Clay Shoot Fundraiser; Plant City announces changes to city’s noise ordinance
Strawberry Crest football to hold annual Clay Shoot Fundraiser
Strawberry Crest football will be holding their second annual clay shoot fundraiser on July 23 at Fishhawk Sporting Clays, 13505 Hobson Simmons Rd, in Lithia.
Last year was the first installment held by the Chargers and head coach Phillip Prior, with 65 participants taking part, aimed at not only raising funds for the football program but also rallying alumni and community members around the program.
“We had some alumni out there, we had community people, some of our sponsors were out there, we had parents, we had current players and then we had just some random people from the community that heard about the event and wanted to come out there,” Prior said after last year’s event. “It was great. Everybody was just like, ‘Man, this was just such a good idea, we had such a great time.’ That event is just going to continue to grow for us and it’s going to be a huge fundraiser for us to help accomplish some goals, both short-term and long-term. It was a great time.”
The cost will be $100 per shooter, with raffles and 50/50 prizes to win as well. Breakfast and lunch will both be provided with your registration and the deadline for registration is Tuesday, July 19. To register for or sponsor the event, please contact Prior at email@example.com or by phone at 850-491-8659.
Plant City announces changes to city’s noise ordinance
At the recent City Commission meeting, changes were made to the city’s noise ordinance:
• Previous provisions related to noise permitting for shooting ranges were removed from the ordinance as the regulation of firearms is preempted by state law.
• The City Commission has the authority to exempt events from the noise ordinance, such as the Florida Strawberry Festival, Black Heritage Celebration, Car Show, etc.
• The exemption for construction activity was amended to allow an extension of an initial three-day permit based on the scope of the project.
• The exemption for motor vehicles within the right of way was removed.
Aside from the alterations outlined above, the exemptions in the code remain the same, including (but not limited to):
• Reasonable activities conducted on public or private school grounds that are in accordance with the purpose of the spaces used are exempt from the Noise Ordinance (athletic events on fields, etc.)
• Activities related to the Florida Strawberry Festival, Dr. Martin Luther King Festival, Strawberry Classic Car Show, and other events specifically designated by the City Commission are exempt from the Noise Ordinance between 10 a.m. and midnight.
• Athletic, musical, and other events sponsored by the City/Parks & Recreation are exempt from the Noise Ordinance.
• Activities already noise exempt pursuant to Subsection (6) of Rule 1-10-04 of the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County remain exempt from the Noise Ordinance (this includes sounds occurring at places of religious worship and related to those religious activities.)
Violators of the ordinance may receive a written warning with no monetary value attached or a civil citation with fine amounts ranging from $100.00 up to $500.00 and/or a mandatory court appearance.