HCSO locates vehicle of interest in deadly hit and run; City of Plant City proclaims July 2021 ‘Parks and Recreation Month’; Fourth of July event returns to Plant City Stadium.
HCSO locates vehicle of interest in deadly hit and run
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office announced it had located the vehicle of interest in a fatal hit and run in Plant City.
A truck was seen traveling eastbound on West Trapnell Road near Mud Lake Road at approximately 12:22 a.m. on June 25. Then, HCSO said, they later found a body in the 2000 block of that area.
Detectives began the search for a pickup truck with a silver cab and a white truck bed. According to HCSO, the vehicle also has orange running lights above the windshield. Detectives believed the truck is likely to have damage to the front passenger area. HCSO announced it located the vehicle of interest around 9 p.m. on Saturday.
“A driver should never flee from the scene of a crash,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “We need the public to keep an eye out for this truck and let us know if they see it. The victim’s family deserves answers.”
City of Plant City proclaims July 2021 ‘Parks and Recreation Month’
Parks and Recreation staff were honored Monday evening when city commissioners announced July 2021 was “Parks and Recreation Month in Plant City.”
The proclamation was read by Mayor Rick Lott during Monday evening’s city commission meeting and was received by Parks and Recreation Director Jack Holland.
“I, Rick A. Lott, by the authority vested in me as Mayor of the City of Plant City, Florida, proclaim the month of July 2021 as Parks and Recreation Month in the City of Plant City and call upon all of our citizens to join us in recognizing the importance of our city’ s parks and recreation facilities and to learn more about how to support the places that bring our community a higher quality of life, safer places to play, and healthy alternatives through recreation programming for everyone,” Lott read to the crowd.
Fourth of July event returns to Plant City Stadium
After a one year hiatus the City of Plant City’s annual Fourth of July event is back. The event is held each year at the Plant City Stadium, 1810 East Park Road, on the Fourth of July. The parking lot gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the stadium gates will open at 6:00 p.m.
The Double Barrel Band will be performing live throughout the event and the National Anthem will be sung at 9:00 p.m. The 20 minute fireworks show is planned for 9:15 p.m. following announcements from the stage.
The rain-out date is July 5 with fireworks only and will be scheduled for 9:00 p.m. and the gates opening at 8:00 p.m. if the rains cancel the party the day before.
The city is asking attendees follow CDC guidelines for the event. Those vaccinated can arrive maskless, but those who are not vaccinated are asked to wear their mask. It will be voluntary compliance.
Activities will be spread throughout the stadium turf including inflatables and balloon art, along with corn hole, rock climbing and bungee jumping. Concession food as well as some food from vendors will be available for purchase.
Admission is free and parking is $5 per car.
For more information, go to the City of Plant City web site, plantcitygov.com, and search “July 4 Celebration” or call the Parks & Recreation Department weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 813-659-4255. You can also visit plantcitygov.com/parksrec/page/july-4th-celebration.