Rollyson accepts Strong Leader Award
The Plant City Family YMCA held its annual Strong Leader Award dinner ceremony Aug. 22 to honor 2019 winner Rhett Rollyson.
Rollyson, a longtime Plant City Y Advisory Board member and its 2011 chairman, is well known for his tennis acumen and has helped many young players from Plant City and other areas take their game to the next level. He has been involved with the USTA as a tournament director since 1994 and is an assistant coach for the University of South Florida. The Plant City native is also a Florida Strawberry Festival director, Sunday school teacher, board member for Plant City Little League and the South Florida Baptist Hospital Foundation and chairman of Plant City High School’s Raider Champions Foundation and its Booster Club.
Wish Farms celebrates ‘Superhero Summer’
Wish Farms and Feeding America teamed up for a “super” summer to save hungry bellies.
The project, dubbed “Superhero Summer,” launched a social media campaign that led to 50,000 meals being donated to people in need between June 12 and August 12. Wish Farms growers did their best superhero impressions for Instagram, referencing a popular video the farm released last winter, to encourage people to help them “save the world by feeding the world.” For each Instagram engagement, Wish Farms donated a meal.
“The ‘Superhero Summer’ campaign was a great success on many levels. We reached a
nationwide audience of over 1.1 million, with over 2.1 million impressions on Instagram.
These results are even sweeter knowing that the campaign directly supports Feeding
America’s mission to end hunger,” Wish Farms Marketing Coordinator Hailey Clark said.
For more information, visit wishfarms.com.
To help Wish Farms fight hunger, the farm said you can sign up for the Berry Lover email list. For each sign-up, Wish will donate one meal to Feeding America.
HCSO offering drug amnesty program
Anyone looking to get treatment for a drug addiction won’t have to worry about running afoul of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Chad Chronister announced a new amnesty program last week giving a pass to individuals in possession of a controlled substance while they are seeking addiction treatment on their own and/or disposing of the substance. Chronister said those seeking treatment can also contact HCSO if they need transportation to their medical facility for treatment.
“We are never going to arrest our way out of the drug addiction problem,” Chronister said. “We know it is going to take prevention, education and treatment. This is part of helping our community become stronger.”
Visit any HCSO location for more information.