The Woman's Club of Plant City to have centennial celebration
The Woman’s Club of Plant City has played a pivotal role in the betterment of the town through its community service, donations, and establishing libraries.
This year marks the 100th year anniversary since it began in Plant City. What better way of starting 2022 than recognizing a pioneering organization in town.
A week-long centennial celebration, hosted by the club itself, will educate others on its history down the years.
An exposition that began on Monday, Jan.10 and continues until Friday, Feb. 11, showcases 100 years-worth of Woman’s Club photos, inside scrapbooks. It is held at the Bruton Memorial Library, 302 McLendon St., in Plant City. On Mondays to Thursdays, it will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On Sunday, Jan. 16, a ribbon cutting ceremony will unveil a new little free library at Dr. Hal and Lynn Brewer Park, 1491 Hunter St. in Plant City. The event starts at 4 p.m. and will be conducted by Jack Holland.
“Our group was a library, originally,” said Patricia Wolff, president of the Woman’s Club of Plant City. “Our ladies loved to read.”
She recounted how the club decided to expand when accumulating 2,000 books.
Wolff plans to have shelves at eye level for adults and at eye level for kids.
Civic Engagement and
On Monday, Jan. 17 at 11 a.m., the Woman’s Club of Plant City will supply Chaplaincy Care Inc. with socks for its veterans. It will also be Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which the club will recognize at the event. This all will be held at the Bing Rooming House Museum, 205 Allen St. in Plant City.
The Woman’s Club, along with the assistance of the Plant City Parks and Recreation Department, will plant a memorial tree at the Plant City Boys and Girls Club, as well as the placement of a memorial stone. This will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. The ceremony will take place at the Boys and Girls Club, 901 Waller St., in Plant City.
Education and Libraries
Community Service Program
On Wednesday, Jan. 19, the Woman’s Club will make a donation to the Achieve Plant City school to cover student registration fees. In addition, books will be donated to the Jackson Elementary School. No additional information is provided as this will be a private event due to COVID-19.
Health and Wellness
Community Service Program
An afternoon tea party will be featured for the residents of the Community Care Center on Thursday, Jan. 20. The facility offers physical, speech, and occupational therapy to residents and patients. No additional information is provided as this will be a private event due to COVID-19.
Arts and Culture Community Service Program
On Friday, Jan. 21, the Woman’s Club will provide the Pregnancy Care Center of Plant City, with baby supplies for mothers.
“We are not just focusing on the baby,” said Wolff, “so we’re adding things for moms.”
Mothers will be given their own goodie bags. No additional information is provided as this will be a private event due to COVID-19.
Antique Appraisal Fair
The public is welcomed to bring in antiques that will be appraised for free by the Hess Fine Art company and the Old Northeast Jewelers shop on Saturday, Jan. 22. This will be an event where those in attendance can also buy or sell items with other patrons. This will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Plant City Woman’s clubhouse, 1110 N. Wheeler St.
The centennial celebration will be on Sunday, Jan. 23 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Plant City Mayor Rick Lott will give a proclamation and Gil Gott will speak on the history of the local Woman’s Club. Three women will also be recognized for their long service to the club – 58 years. The function will be held at the Bruton Memorial Library, 302 McLendon St., in Plant City.