Lone Oak to honor the church’s 100th anniversary; Elks Lodge of Plant City makes donation to United Food Bank; Plant City Parks & Rec, Elks Club to host National Hoop Shoot Contest
Lone Oak to honor the church’s 100th anniversary
Lone Oak Baptist Church received a proclamation from city commissioners on Monday evening in honor of the church’s 100th anniversary. “Since it’s humble beginnings in a pole barn in 1921, the Lone Oak Baptist Church has been an important part of the Plant City community,” Mayor Rick Lott said. Pastor Kerry Beaty, as well as many members of the church’s congregation, attended the commission meetings to receive the proclamation. The 100th Homecoming will be held at Lone Oak Baptist Church, 3505 Lone Oak Rd., will be held on Sunday, Sep. 19. For more information, visit www.loneoakbaptist.org.
Elks Lodge of Plant City makes donation to United Food Bank
Volunteers from the Elks Lodge of Plant City held a Thank You Dinner for volunteers from the United Food Bank.
In addition to the dinner, the Elks Lodge presented a $2,500 check to Mary Heysek with the United Food Bank of Plant City. The donation money was received as a grant from the National Elks.
Elks are a community service organization that invest in their community with programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, meet the needs of veterans and improve the overall quality of life. They strive to be placed where neighbors can come together, families can share meals and children can grow up in a positive environment.
Plant City Parks & Rec, Elks Club to host National Hoop Shoot Contest
In partnership with the Plant City Elks Club, the Plant City Parks & Recreation department will host the 2021-2022 Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest. The preliminary round will take place on Sunday, Sep. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sadye Gibbs Martic Community Center, 302 South Maryland Ave. Boys and girls from eight to 13 years old are eligible to compete in the event. Winners will advance to the Lodge level competition, with a chance to advance to Districts, States, Regionals and ultimately the National Finals in Chicago. For more information, visit www.elks.org/hoopshoot or contact George Domedion at 813-240-2727.