Title: Plant City courier & tribune
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Title: Plant City courier & tribune
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Tampa tribune
Publication Date: March 11, 2009
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hillsborough -- Plant City
Coordinates: 28.014167 x -82.128889 ( Place of Publication )
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Volume ID: VID00081
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IGoing Ga-Ga

Saying Goodbye
The Rev. Ron
Churchill, pastor at
First Baptist Church of
Plant City, is retiring.
He will deliver his last
sermon on Easter
Page 11

A Bit Of History
A college student on
spring break is the
Fpctiial'c firct Fgrm-iA
Page 18

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Madden Harlow Creamer

Macy Paige Cook

Elliott June Bozeman

babies come
out at the -
Festival to
compete in
fun events-
and make
their parents

Hitched At The Fest
lennifer Fairdot h and
lesse Lingerfelt tie the
knot at the Florida
Strawberry Festival.
Page 22

Zoey Elizabeth Villa


Face Off
Durant and Plant City
high schools face each
other today in softball
and baseball. Durant
is hosting the games.
Page 33


Alexis Hope Galloway

Mis% Heanr of Plant Ciit
Title winners, front row from left, are Jaileen Borrero and Kaylee
Stallard; back row are Caitlyn Kent and Sara York.

New Miss Heart

Is Sara York

The pageant veteran will be competing
in the Miss Florida competition.

gnew manan'.tampatrib.com
PLANT CITY The winner of
tie Miss Heart of Plant City
pageant, Sara York, will com-
pete later this year for the tide
of Miss Florida.
[f she's successful there, she
has a shot at the ultimate prize
- NMiss America.
York, 19, a student at the
IUniversity of Central Florida in
Orlando, has experience in
state pageants. But not in Flor-
York competed foi the tide
ot Miss Alabama in 2008. after
inningg the Lide -,I Mis \Vi-
regrav, .A\ea in a pageant held
near Dothan, .Ja.
MiNs Wiregrass Area re-
presented the southeast cor-
ner ol Alabama, part uf Geor.-

gia and a small part of north-
ern Florida The pageant was
named after the grass grown in
that aiea.
.Alter whining the local pag-
eant lan. 31 a't Plant City High
School, York now represents
Plant City in the Miss Florida
York said she wa-. honored
to compete in the Miss Ala-
barna pageant and is now e\-
cited to represent Plant Citr
She was born in San Diego
and moved to Dothan then
she \\as -I She graduated, from
Hou-,ton .\caden\, a smniall
Dothan school \\ith a graduat-
ing class of 54 students. She
moved to Orlando last year.
See MISS HEART. Page 8 N

Former Resident Guides An FFA National Winner

PLANT CITY Catherine
"Kitty" Simmons, FFA advisor
at a high school in Blakely,
Ga., and graduate of Plant City
High School and Florida
Southern College, reports that
one of her students, Heath
Busby, was a national winner
at the 2008 FFA convention in
He was named national
winner of the Landscape
Management Entrepreneur-
ship/Placement Proficiency
award. Kitty Simmons, whose
maiden name was Davis, pre-
viously taught vocational agri-
culture at Armwood and Du-
rant high schools but moved
to Blakely in southwest Geor-
gia due to agriculture job cuts
in Hillsborough County
Simmons and her husband,
Matthew Simmons, have a
3-year-old son, Virgil.

Classic Car Show
To Celebrate Birthday
PLANT CITY The 12th anni-
versary of the Strawberry Clas-
sic Car Show is right around
the corner.
From 4 to 9 p.m. April 18,

cars and trucks from 1984
and older will be on display
in and around McCall Park,
100 N. Collins St.
More than 800 vehicles
are expected to be on dis-
play at the. show. Registra-
tion is free, and dash
plaques will be given to the
First 200 registered vehicles.
Food vendors, auto acces-
sories, crafts and live enter-
tainment will also be fea-
Car shows are held from
'4 to 9 p.m. the third Satur-
days' monthly in and around
McCall Park.
? For information, call the
Greater Plant City Chamber
of Commerce at (813) 754-

Hope Lutheran Church

Church Members Receive
Training To Help Needy
theran Church commis-
sioned eight of their mem-.
bers Feb. 22 to serve the.
congregation and communi-
ty as Stephen Ministers.
These eight have under-
gone 50 hours of intensive
training to provide Christian
care-giving toi those going
through transitions in their
life and are .,experiencing
depression, loneliness and

illness. They are prepared
and equipped to help mem-
bers during trying times.
Hope's senior pastor, the
Rev. Dean Pfeffer, said he is
proud of the church's first
class of eight ministers,
which includes Lana Bal-
dwin, Adene Benton, Sue
Burtz, Helen Jarvis, Cindy
Kemp, Joe Kemp, Sally Kim-
brell and Bob Wagner. :
"They will truly blaze the.
trail for others to follow in
Christian care giving to

See BETTY BRIGGS, Page 6 i>

Hope Lutheran
Church's new Ste-
phen Ministers are,
from left, the Rev.
Dean Pfeffer, Lana
Baldwin, Adene Ben-
ton, Sue Burtz, Joe
Kemp, Bob Wagner,
Cindy Kemp, parish
nurse Joyce Van
Matre, deaconess and
Stephen leader Lyn
Senkarik and Stephen
leader Libby Voigt-
mann. Sally Kimbrell
and Helen Jarvis are
not shown.

Catherine Simmons' student
Heath Busby is a national FFA
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Thirty million trees and still growing

"I'm a sixth-generation Floridian, and I
plant trees for a living. Trees that give
shade and oxygen. Trees that birds
build their nests in. Trees for parks
and playgrounds and wild spaces
that will be here when my grandkids
are grown. The people I work for have
planted more than 30 million trees.
That's a lot of trees. How do I know?
I work for Florida Phosphate."


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March 24,2009

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315 North Collins St. This special event willfeature Dr. Teo Kulyk performing on piano.
Plant City, FL 33563 and will be followed by two important lectures.
Ophthalmologist Dr. Teo Kulyk will present a seminar about Aging
of the Adult Eye. This important discussion will include related topics
such as cataracts, glaucoma and the effects diabetes has on the eyes.

Dr. Scott Goldsmith, orthopedic surgeon, will give a seminar entitled
A Global Approach to Hip and Knee Arthritis: Non-operative
Treatments to Joint Replacement Surgery. You will learn what
arthritis means, the various alternative options available and will
be able to touch and hold actual ortho implants.


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(813) 865-4432
(813) 865-4438
(813) 865-4437

101 N. Wheeler St.
Plant City FL 33563
(813) 865-4449

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Things To Do is a list of some of the
most interesting upcoming events. For
a complete list of Tampa Bay area
events, see this week's Friday Extra.


Fashion Fundraiser
Dressing to the Nines, a
fashion trends show and lun-
cheon to benefit MacDonald
Training Center, takes place
from 11:30 a,m. to 1:30 p.m. at
Nieman Marcus at Interna-
tional Plaza, 2223 N.. West
Shore Blvd., Tampa.
Tickets are- $50 for the fash-
ion show and a luncheon.
Items in a drawing include
original works by shoe artist
Mark Schwartz. For details,
call (813) 870-1300, ext. 252 or
go to www.macdonald


Celebrity Shuffle
Ten Bay-area personalities
will dance their hearts out to
raise money for The Spring of
STampa Bay at "Celebrity Danc-
ing in Tampa Bay" at 7:30 p.m.
in Carol Morsani Hall at the
Tampa Bay Performing Arts
Center, 1010 N. MacInnes
Place, Tampa.
Amateurs paired with ball-
room professionals compete
for the audience's vote as the
evening's favorite couple, with
an exhibition of professional
ballroom dancing following
the vote.
Tickets are $30, $40 and $50;
call (813) 247-5433, ext. 336, or
go to www.forthespring.com.


Get Health Help
Spring isn't just for cleaning
up around the yard and home.
It's also a time to get or stay

Plant City
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The Girl Scouts of West Central Florida's annual cookie sale is
running through March 22. To locate where the Scouts will be
selling them, go to www.gswcf.org.

talk's Spring Health Check will
be from 8 a.m. to noon Thurs-

hospital, 301 N. Alexander St.,
South Florida Baptist Hospi-
tal's Spring Health Check will
be from 8 a.m. to noon Thurs-
day through Saturday at the
hospital, 301 N. Alexander St.,
Plant City.
The hospital's community
health department will offer a
number of screenings, includ-
ing blood profiles, bone densi-
ty, skin cancer, prostate
screens, vascular leg, carotid
Doppler ultrasound, CT heart


A Night For Teens
Children ages 12 to 15 can
munch on pizza and dance
from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Plan-
teen Recreation Center, 301
Dort St., Plant City.
A disc jockey will play dance
music, and the cost is $7.
Teen Nights sponsored by
the city recreation and parks
department will also be held
from 7 to 11 p.m. March 27,
April 3, 10 and 24 and May 1, 8
and 15.
Call (813) 659-4256.

Hear Country Hits
Recording artist and song-
writer Pat Green will perform
some of his country hits at 7
p.m. at the Dallas Bull, 3322
U.S. 301 N., Tampa.
Green's hits include "Wave
on Wave," "Feels Just Like It
Should" and his most recent
single, "Let Me."
Tickets are $9.95 in advance
through Ticketmaster or at
www.dallasbull.com, or $15 at
the door.
Call (813) 987-2855 for in-
formation and tickets.

Q Get Out And Dance
File photo The Strawberry Singles Club

Pat Green will perform some of
his country hits at 7 p.m. Friday
at the Dallas Bull.

score and mammograms.
Mammograms require a doc-
tor's note, but the others do
There is a minimal fee for
most of these, although the CT
heart score costs $150. Bone
density and skin cancer
screens are free.
Registration is required, and
not all screenings are offered
every day of the event. Call
(813) 754-4444 to register or for

See THINGS TO DO, Page 47 >-

It is the policy of The Tampa
Tribune to correct all errors of
fact. To report an error, e-mail
bureau chief Dave Nicholson at
dnicholson@tampatrib.com or
call (813) 865-4432. Corrections
and clarifications appear here.
Mendy Feaster is the mother
of Florida Strawberry Festival
- queen's court member Morgan
Feaster. An article in the Feb. 25
Plant City Courier & Tribune
identified her by the wrong first

A model train club helps
keep Plant City's railroad
heritage alive.

CALL (813) 874-2863.



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Continued From Page 3
Hope and our community,"
Pfeffer said.
Following the commission-
ing, a special luncheon was
held in their honor.

Woman's Club Offers
Annual Card Party
PLANT CITY The Woman's
Club of Plant City will hold
its annual card party at 11
a.m. March 20 at its club-
house, 1110 N. Wheeler St.
There will be a silent auction,
lunch and lots of fellowship,
along with the bridge, canas-
ta, dominoes and cards.
Call Jean Ann Eatman at
(813) 752-3737 for informa-
tion and to reserve a ticket.
Tickets are $20 and can
also be purchased at the

Class Of '56 Plans
A Get-Together
PLANT CITY Carl Brown-
lee's barn will be the setting
for the 1956 graduating class
of Plant City High School at
11 a.m. March 28.
A catered lunch will-be
served at noon. Former stu-

Photo by

dents who would like to
bring their RVs may do so at
no charge for hook-ups.
Class members should bring
lawn chairs.
For information, call Mar-
tene Sloan at (813) 752-7975.

Baptist Church
Schedules A Concert
PLANT CITY The Centuri-
ons Quartet will be in con-
cert at 6 p.m. Sunday at East
Thonotosassa Baptist
Church, 12735 Knights-Grif-
fin Road, at Knights-Griffin

and McIntosh roads. There is
no admission, and refresh-
ments will be served after
the sing.
Call Pete McNabb at (813)

Festival Plant Sale
Will Help Students
students Trent Lott, Justin
Keel and J.P. Coton are get-
ting an early start on making
money for college. All three
were among the students
who grew plants for the

Trent Lott, left,
and Justin Keel,
freshmen at Plant
City High, were
among the stu-
dents who sold
plants at the
March 1 Florida
Strawberry Festi-
val plant sale.
Dianne Lott

March 1 plant sale at the
Florida Strawberry Festival
plant tent.

Teachers Get In Free
At Dinosaur World
PLANT CITY It's Teacher
Month at Dinosaur World..
All teachers receive free ad-
mission during March. Cur-
riculum-based reserved field
trips for students are avail-
able for $5 per student.
The theme park featuring
replicas of dinosaurs is at
5145 Harvey Tew Road, at

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the Interstate 4-Forbes Road
Call (813) 717-9865 for

Art Show And Sale
Benefits Worthy Causes
TAMPA "101 Pieces of a
Dream," a juried art show
and sale featuring 100 pieces
from artists of all walks of
life, will be held March 27-28
at the Scarfone Hartley Gal-
lery at the University of Tam-
pa, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
The show and sale will
benefit the Pyramid Inc., a
non-profit group serving
challenged adult artists in
Tampa Bay and MacDonald
Training Center, a nonprofit
organization for people with
The 6 to 9 p.m. reception
and art sale on March 27 is
open to patrons who pur-
chase a $50 ticket. The
March 28 exhibit and final
sale is open to the public
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For information call Rita
Hattab at (813) 870-1300, ext.
E-mail items to Betty Briggs at
gabylee@tampabay.rr.com; mail
to The Tampa Tribune, 101 N.
Wheeler St., Plant City FL
33563; or fax to (813) 865-4441.

Oaughit Tuneral J-ome 'Remembers...

In recognition of the families who entrusted us with their loved ones in;

February 2009

Richard Cseh Sr.-69 of Pennsylvania died great-grandchildren. Nelson Romero-49 of Plant City died
February 2, 2009. He is survived by his wife Carlota "Karla" Villafranca-46 of February 23, 2009. He is survived by his
Carron, son Richard Jr., daughter Sherry White Plant City died February 13, 2009. She is parents Juan & Gloria Romero, brothers
and 2 grandchildren. survived by her husband Jose Chavez Sr., Tony and Angel, sisters Diane Perez, Lydia
Jimmy Cardell Jr.-47 of Auburndale died son Jose Jr., daughter Mayda Couch, Romero and Iris Afandor.
February 6, 2009. He is survived by his fiancee 3 brothers, 3 sisters and 4 grandchildren. John D. Carr Jr.-
Donna Ginther, sons Sean and Matthew, Angel M. Ortiz-65 of Plant City died 85 of Plant City
mother & step-father Barbara Cardell and February 15, 2009. He is survived by his wife died February
Don Snellgrove. Maria Ortiz, daughter Veronica Carrizals, 27, 2009. He is
Arturo Jacinto-Capiz-of Dover died 6 brothers, 3 sisters and 4 grandsons. survived by his
February 7, 2009. He is survived by his wife Kelley Jo Blackwell-43 of Plant City died wh Margo, sons a
Laura Bautista. February 18, 2009. She is survived by her son Carr, Tomas i
Christine Goodness-81 of Plant City died Robert, daughters Kendra and Brittany, and Hencey, daughter s-
February 7, 2009. She is survived by her parents Patricia & Jimmy Moore. Nancy Cunigan, j
sisters Ann Olsen Branch and Sister Mary Thomas James Wolbert-77 of Plant City 7 grand-children U" iS
Juliana, and loving nieces and nephew. died February 20, 2009. He is survived by and 10 great-
Everett B. Griffin-88 of Plant City died his brother Richard and sister Joan and grandchildren.
February 12, 2009. He is survived by his wife 3 step-children. Tim & Jo Haught
Mildred, sons, Marvin Williams, Mike Griffin, Alberto Vazquez-21 of Plant City died It has been an Haught Funeral Home
Robert Williams and Bruce Williams, sister February 19, 2009. He is survived by his honor and privilege 813-717-9300
Helen Louise Futch, 8 grandchildren and 15 mother Teresa Contreras. to serve you.




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Strawberries Called A State Success Story

The agriculture
chief addresses an
annual breakfast.
PLANT CITY Strawberries
are one of the success stories
in Florida's economic crisis,
state Agriculture Commission-
er Charles Bronson said.
Bronson was the keynote
speaker at Farm Credit of Cen-
tral Florida's annual Strawber-
ry Salute breakfast, an event
held at Florida Strawberry Fes-
tival time for more than 30
years. Bronson said agriculture
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Photo from Ron O'Connor

Charles Bronson said food safety remains a top priority for the
state at Farm Credit of Central Florida's annual event.

Most of the nation's winter
strawberries are grown on
more than 8,000 acres in the

Plant City area.
"The brightest spot we have
right now is the strawberry

industry," he said.
Reggie Holt, president of
Farm Credit of Central Florida,
said strawberries are one of the
largest commodities the lend-
er finances. The farmer-owned
cooperative is the state's larg-
est agriculture lender.
In a wide-ranging March 2
speech, Bronson also:
Predicted agriculture
would double its economic
impact over the next few years
as it produces plants such as a
variety of sugarcane developed
for use in ethanol. He said
agriculture's economic impact
is $103 billion a year and that
agriculture might surpass
tourism as the state's top in-
Said small farms of 5 to 10
acres are one of the quickest-

City is a reminder of the strong coming an event planner for a apparent to me that I was not Kent, 11; Little Miss, Kaylee
MISS HEARI community values and south- major hotel/corporation, simply winning a pageant. I Stallard, 8; and Tiny Miss, Jai-
em hospitality that I grew up "However, it's refreshing to had become the newest mem- leen Borrero, 6.
continue From Page 2 with," she said. "I knew I want- drive into Plant City and see ber of the Miss Heart of Plant The Miss Florida Pageant
Continue From Page 2 ed to attend college out of the small-town charm and fo- City family." will be held July 8-11.
state, and Orlando has unlim- cus on community growth. Other winners at the Miss
"Coming from a small town ited opportunities for me to Within my first moments as Heart of Plant City pageant Reporter George H. Newman can
in Southern Alabama, Plant pursue my aspirations of be- Miss Heart of Plant City, it was included Junior Miss, Caitlyn be reached at (813) 865-4451.


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Said food safety remains a
top priority. He said federal
regulators should rely more on
state agriculture officials to
keep foods safe.
The Farm Credit breakfasts
are invitation-only events that
attract politicians, farmers,
FFA students and teachers,
and others. Bronson usually
gives the keynote address.
Farm Credit of Central Flori-
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ough, Polk, Citrus, Hemando,
Pasco, Pinellas, Sumter, Or-
ange, Seminole, Volusia,
Brevard, Osceola and Lake.
Reporter Dave Nicholson can be
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The Rev. Ron Churchill has
announced his retirement as
pastor of First Baptist Church
of Plant City. He is shown
March 2 at the Strawberry
Salute breakfast sponsored by
Farm Credit of Central Florida.

First Baptist Pastor's
Last Sermon On Easter
The longtime pastor of the
city's largest church has an-
nounced his retirement.
The Rev. Ron Churchill will
deliver his last sermon at First
Baptist Church of Plant City on
Churchill has been First
Baptist's pastor since 1988,
when he moved from First
Baptist Church in Fayetteville,
Under his leadership, the
church in 1993 moved from
downtown to a larger campus
at 503 N. Palmer St., and in
recent years purchased acre-
age at 3309 S. James L. Red-
man Parkway for another pos-
sible move.
Churchill, who turns 66 next
month, will not be idle after
delivering his last Easter ser-
mon as pastor April 12 and will
not be far from the church he
has served for more than two
"I'm planning on teaching,"
he said.
He will teach at Evangelical
University and Seminary, an
interdenominational, Bible-
based educator training school
that opened in 2007 and is
headquartered on First Bap-
tist's campus.
"And I'll probably be doing
interim pastor work around
the area," Churchill added.
Additionally, Churchill is a
longtime volunteer at Steppin'
Stone Farm, where his wife,
Cindy, is the executive direc-
tor. Founded in 1973, the 85-
acre facility along the Alafia
River helps troubled girls turn
their lives around in a Chris-

Tribune photo by GEORGE H. NEWMAN
Guests at a party hosted by Marsha Passmore included, seated
from left, Mary Warden, Karen Davis, Kayla Davis, Cameron Davis,
Carter Akers, Olivia Mitchell, Dodie White, Christopher Lane,
Rebecca Schulte, Linda Boswell and Dora Beveard. Standing, from
left, are Debbie Walmsley, Elliot Davis, John Walmsley, Marsha
Passmore, Edwena Haney, Rita Ciccarella and Tom Mitchell.

tian atmosphere.
"I've volunteered out there
since we were married," he
said. "I try to help out any way
I can."
With more than 3,000 mem-
bers, First Baptist is Plant
City's largest church.
To ensure a smooth transi-
tion, a committee of 12 church
members conducted a search
for his successor.
"They've already found a
fellow; we're not telling who it
is yet," Churchill said.
A party to celebrate Chur-
chill's retirement is scheduled
for 6:30 p.m. April 19 at the
Trinkle center on the Plant
City campus of Hillsborough
Community College, 1206 N.
Park Road. The celebration
will be open to the public.
George Wilkens

Parade Parties Rock
Around The Clock
Two former city leaders and
their spouses held celebrations
before, during and after the
March 2 Florida Strawberry
Festival Grand Feature Parade.
Former City Commissioner
Marsha Passmore and her
husband, Billy, and former
commissioner and Mayor
Randy Larson and his wife,
Chris, live along the parade
route. Both hosted parade-day
parties at their homes.
Billy Passmore, a Hillsbor-
ough County sheriffs lieuten-
ant, is often working on parade
day and can't attend his own
party. But Marsha is more than
happy to welcome guests to
their Reynolds Street home.

"Celebrating the strawberry
festival parade is a perfect rea-
son for an annual party at our
home," she said. "The crowd
typically grows to more than
100 people in the front yard
during the parade."
The Passmores have lived in
the more than 100-year-old
home since 1997.
"This is our 12th pre-parade
party," Passmore said. "This
has become a tradition that
our friends -look forward to
each year."
The Larsons' backyard abuts
the same stretch of Reynolds
and is the setting for their
The Larsons have lived in
their two-story, late 19th cen-
tury home since 1994. Larson
initiated an after-parade party
when he served as chairman of
the Greater Plant City Cham-
ber of Commerce in 2000.
"This was our 10th year,"
Randy Larson said. "We did it
to give our friends in the city
and county a place to go after
the festival parade so they
could wind down and not
jump right into the traffic."
The party attracts about 300
guests each year. The affair is
catered by Fred's Southern
Gourmet Catering.
Guests include friends and
associates the Larsons know
through church, the chamber
of commerce, politics, law en-
forcement and others. Former
Gov. Jeb Bush and Gov. Char-
lie Crist are among the many
state officials who have attend-
ed through the years.
"Chris and I get to rekindle
old friendships and see people
we haven't seen in a while,"
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Tribune photo by GEORGE H. NEWMAN
A party hosted by Randy and Chris Larson after the Florida Straw-
berry Festival Grand Feature Parade attracted 300 guests. In the
front row, from left, are Judy Martin, former Mayor John Dicks,
Chris and Randy Larson, Maida Pou and Hillsborough County State
Attorney Mark Ober. Standing in back, from left, are David Miller,
B.M. Mac Smith Jr. and city Commissioner Dan Raulerson.

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Zoey Elizabeth Villa is held by her mother, Tania, after Rashad Judge celebrated when his daughter, Lyric
being named winner in the Kids TV Cartoon Category. Nahvae, was chosen by the judges as the Prettiest Girl
There were about 100 babies participating. in the 16 to 18 month category.

Jennifer St. Martin Morgan holds niece Bella Grace
Bikowski in her arms as they await the decision of the
judges in the Most Creative Baby Diaper contest.

There Must Have Been

Some Beautiful Babies

Winners were named in pretty and handsome categories at the Florida Strawberry Festival baby contest.

By GEORGE H. NEWMAN ly when you only have a
gnewman@tampatrib.com two-hour time limit to get the
P LANT CITY The judges at show in."
the March 1 Florida Straw- Dean, in her fifth year as
berry Festival baby contest chairwoman, said the cooler-
had their hands full choosing than-normal weather that day
from about 100 youngsters in had some effect on the num-
competitions ranging from ber of babies competing. The
Best Decorated Diaper to Best day's high was around 60,
Looking and Fastest Crawler, with windy conditions.
Judges Marcia Bright, Cindy "Weather this year was a
Racette and Sara York watched factor," Dean said, but it
as infants and toddlers parad- didn't seem to hurt the enthu-
ed onstage at the Sweetbay siasm shown in the audience.
Supermarket Showcase Tent. "Normally we have around
The venue was crowded with 125 babies or more. This year
family members cheering for we had approximately 100.
their favorite little girl or boy. With the cooler temperatures
The children, ages 6 to 18 and winds, I believe we had
months, competed according several families who planned
to age group. to participate but decided
Chairwoman Kristi Dean against since."
said her committee members The baby contests were
are instrumental in helping the among many competitions at
event run smoothly, "especial- the annual festival which end-

ed its 11-day run Sunday.
The competition included
categories for Best Decorated
Diapers, Most Handsome Boy,
Prettiest Girl, Fastest Crawlers
and more.
To the cheers of his family,
Jordan Bagley was chosen the
Most Handsome Boy in the
10- to 12-month-old age
group. Jordan was shown on
stage by his mother, Shea
Wooten Bagley. Seven other
family members also attended
the competition, including the .
Jordan's father, J.B. Bagley,
and his paternal grandmother,
Linda Bagley.
"Everyone is always saying
what a handsome boy Jordan
is," said Shea Bagley, a sec-
ond-grade teacher at Boyette
Springs Elementary. "I Tribunephotos by GEORGEH. NEWMAN
thought it would be fun to Judges Marcia Bright, left, Cindy Racette and Sara York, the 2009
enter him in the contest. I Miss Heart of Plant City, watch as babies pass by.

Carys Audrey-Ann Bumey was named Prettiest Girl in
the 13-to-15 months category. Children ages 6 to 18
months competed according to age group.

The winner of the Most Handsome Boy in the 13-15 The most handsome boy competition in the 10-12
month old category was Ryan Staley, son of Brian and months age group was won by Jordan Bagley, who was
Rosemarie Staley of Gibsonton. shown on stage by his mother, Shea Bagley.

"Weather this year was a factor. Normally we have around 125 babies or more. This year we had approximately 100. With. the
cooler temperatures and winds, I believe we had several families who planned to participate but decided against since."
In her fifth year as chairwoman of the baby contests at the Florida Strawberry Festival

knew our chances were good.
What else would a mother
think? But Jordan was smiling
and laughing as we passed by
the judges. He loves getting his
picture taken. Once those dim-
ples start showing, he can't be
The winner of the Most
Handsome Boy in the 13- to
15-month-old category was
Ryan Staley, son of Brian and
Rosemarie Staley of Gibson-
ton. The toddler was the only
boy competing in that age cat-

egory, making him an auto-
matic winner.
"Every other category was
strongly contended," said Bri-
an Staley, who presented his
son on stage. "Just before
going on, I found out we were
all alone in the competition.
My wife was in the audience
taking still shots and video. I
told her to be ready. Ryan was
a sure winner."
"Before the competition, I
talked backstage to the moth-
er of the little boy in the 10- to

12-month old category [Shea
Bagley]. She commented on
Ryan's good looks. We were
glad not to have competed
against each other."
Staley said his son smiles a
lot, has a good personality,
had a good time on stage and
is never shy.
Jennifer St. Martin Morgan
escorted her sleeping niece in
the Most Creative Baby Diaper
contest. Bella Grace Bikowski,
daughter of Stephanie St. Mar-
tin Bikowski and Scott Bikow-

ski won, decked out in a
dazzling white swan's outfit
fashioned as a diaper.
"Sandy Boggs [a friend of
the family] designed the cos-
tume," Morgan said. "Stepha-
nie was in the audience with
many of our family and
friends. Bella was sleeping like
a baby backstage and during
the contest. There were a lot
of interesting diapers out
There was no mistaking
who the crowd favorite was.

Cheers and applause erupted
When Bella Bikowski was in-
troduced onstage and again
when named the winner.
Dean was pleased with the
"We had a lot of baby boys
involved this year," she said.
"Normally the boys are out-
numbered, but not this year.
And they all were just too

Reporter George H. Newman can
be reached at (813) 865-4451.

PLANT CITY Here is a list of the winners and their
parents in the March 1 baby contests at the Florida
Strawberry Festival:
Decorated Diaper

Theme, Hometown Salute To America: Hayden
Gabriel Neary, John Neary and Meribeth Boggs
Funniest Diaper Kensley Ann Hiscock, Kenneth and
Julie Hiscock
Kids TV Cartoon Character Zoey Elizabeth Villa,
Tania and Cenovio Villa
Most Creative Diaper Bella Grace Bikowski, Scott
and Stephanie Bikowski

Baby Features

Prettiest Girl (6 to 9 months): Toriana Lyn Chan-
cey, Ashley Chancey and Bradly Robison
Prettiest Girl (10 to 12 months): Saige Alexis Tim-
merman, Lee and Jade Timmerman
Prettiest Girl (13 to 15 months): Carys Audrey-Ann
Burney, Allison Trevathan
Prettiest Girl (16 to 18 months): Lyric Nahvae
Judge, Nakita and Rashad Judge
Most Handsome Boy (6 to 9 months) Grayson
Alwin Frank Villar, Trisha.Villar
Most Handsome Boy (10 to 12 months): Jordan
Brady Bagley, J.B. and Shea Bagley
Most Handsome Boy (13 to 15 months): Ryan Resti-
tue Staley, Rosemarie and Brian Staley

Most Handsome Boy (16 to 18 months): Nevan Liam
DeVereaux, Shannon DeVereaux
Biggest Eyes: Kyson Blake Iturriaga, Brad Iturriaga
Baldest Head: Hayden Gabriel Neary, John Neary
and Meribeth Boggs
Chubbiest Cheeks: Alli Jo Taylor, Lisa and Joey
Most Hair: Amaya Patrice Comer, Jolene Comer

Diaper Derby

6 to 9 months: Jacob Michael Robens, Angela Ro-
9 to 12 months: Alli Jo Taylor, Lisa and Joey Taylor
Overall Diaper Derby: Alli Jo Taylor

Continued From Page 11

Randy Larson said. "We are
proud of Plant City and enjoy
inviting people to our home to
give them a taste of Plant City
George H. Newman

Woman's Club Fundraiser
To Help Fight Hunger
The Plant City Woman's
Club and others in District 8
have teamed up to throw a
dinner party and fundraiser
Saturday at Brownlee Barn,
5320 Berry Patch Road.
The 4 to 8 p.m. party will
include a 5 p.m. barbecue fea-
turing half of a chicken, baked
beans, potato salad, roll and
iced tea. Fred's Catering of
Plant City is preparing the
For dessert, club- members
will prepare and serve straw-
berry shortcake.
The event will benefit Heifer
International, a nonprofit or-
ganization whose mission is
helping care for the Earth
while working to curb hunger
and poverty. To help families
move toward self-reliance, the
organization provides them
with area-appropriate live-
stock or plants and training in
their proper care.
Those attending are encour-
aged to wear attire appropriate
for one of the costume con-
tests: the '50s; Best of the Herd,
any of the creatures from No-
ah's Ark; or homecoming
queen. Prizes will be awarded

Photo from Al Berry
Singer Taylor Swift adjusts her party hat before pelting her younger brother, Austin, with Silly String
at his birthday celebration at the Florida Strawberry Festival grounds.

in each of the categories, plus
all costumes are eligible for the
people's choice award.
Activities will include horse-
shoe toss, cow paddy toss,
Hula-Hoop contest and cake-
walk. In addition to line danc-
ing, organizers say to expect a
group demonstration of the
1960s dance made famous by
Chubby Checker, The Twist.
Tickets are $20 per person
and available through Marilyn
Day, (813) 659-9504.
"It'll be a lot of fun," said
Day, adding that 14 clubs make
up District 8. State President
Linda Dennis is scheduled to
attend the local fundraiser.
Assisting Heifer Internation-
al is a two-year statewide pro-
ject for the Florida Woman's
Brownlee Barn is off Jerry
Smith Road.
George Wilkens

Do You Love To Read?
Collect Bargains At Sale
About 2,000 books will be
available at rock-bottom pric-

es at an annual sale that helps
programs at the municipal li-
The Friends of the Bruton
Memorial Library's annual Big
Book Sale on Saturday will
include hard-back books and
larger trade paperbacks for $1,
regular paperbacks for 50
cents arid romance paper-
backs three for $1. The Friends
group plows the proceeds back
into library programs, spokes-
woman Bambi Mullinax said.
Many titles will be available
for sale including in such cate-
gories as fiction, domestic, his-
tory, literature, psychology, so-
ciology, biography, art, science
and military. The Friends of
Bruton Memorial organization
has sponsored the book sales
since 1991. The group typically
holds two book sales a year,
including one at Christmas,
Mullinax said.
The books that will be of-
fered for sale include those
that have been donated to the
Friends and volumes retired
from the library's shelves.
The sale will be open to the

public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at
the library, 302 W. McLendon
St. An early preview sale for
members of the Friends will be
from 9 to 10 a.m.
Cost of joining the Friends
organization ranges from $5
for senior citizens to $15 for a
For information on the sale
or. the Friends of Bruton Me-
morial Library, call (813) 757-
Dave Nicholson

Singer Swift Celebrates
Sibling's 17th Birthday
Singer Taylor Swift did more
than tune up her vocal chords
as she prepared for her March
1 concert at the Florida Straw-
berry Festival.
She and her entourage ar-
rived a few hours before the
concert and celebrated her
younger brother Austin's 17th
birthday at the festival
Swift and others donned
party hats and pelted him with
Silly String before presenting

him with a bicycle.
Swift, 19, played to a sold-
out crowd on the festival stage.
Dave Nicholson

Coffee Shop Delayed,
But Treat Is In Store
The grand opening of The
Daily Grind & News has been
pushed back two weeks to
March 23 because of delays in
furniture shipments.
But the owners, Mike and
Dede Floyd, will make it worth
the wait: The caf6 will offer
patrons free fresh-brewed cof-
fee for the first week.
The Floyds are opening the
Daily Grind in the same loca-
tion as Espress Yourself Coffee
101, which closed last month
after two years of operation.
The Floyds own the building
that houses the coffee shop at
101 E.J. Arden Mays Blvd. The
building also is home to their
publication, FOCUS magazine.
The Floyds say the remod-
eled shop will have a new
d6cor, signature drinks with a
local flavor such as strawberry
fruit tea, pastries, gourmet
chocolates and a selection of
national and local newspa-
The Daily Grind will be open
from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday
through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 10
p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. to 10
p.m. Saturday. It will be closed
Sunday. The caf6 will offer
free Wi-Fi and regular events.
The caf6 is hiring, and r6su-
m6s can be e-mailed to man-
ager Carolyn Miller at
Dave Nicholson


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Thursday, March 12; Friday, March 13; Saturday,
March 14
Cost: $20
Bone Density Screening
Thursday, March 12, 8am-noon
Cost: Free
Skin Cancer Screening
Friday, March 13, 8am-noon
Cost: Free
Prostate Screening
Includes PSA and DRE.
Saturday, March 14, 8am-noon
Cost: $20
Carotid Doppler Ultrasound
Saturday, March 14, 8am-noon
Cost: $20
Peripheral Vascular Screening
Saturday, March 14, 8am-noon
Cost: $20
CT Heart Score
Detects plaque in arteries, a risk factor for heart disease.
Saturday, March 14, 8am-noon
Cost: $150 (regularly $300)
You must have a doctor's prescription for this screening.
Saturday, March 14, 8am-noon
Cost: $45

Basic Life Support for
Health Care Providers
Registration and pre-payment
required. Call (813) 754-4444.
Community Conference Room
Cost: $38
New certification only: Saturday,
April 4, 8:30am-12:30pm
Recertification only: Monday,
May 4, 6-8:30pm

Diabetes Education
Support Group
For more information or to enroll,
call Lisa Finley at
(813) 757-8202 for this class only.
First Tuesday of every month
2 South Classroom
Cost: Free
Cholesterol Screenings
(no fasting required)
Fourth Tuesday of every month
No appointment necessary.
Hospital Main Lobby
Cost: $25

Free Blood
Pressure Checks
Every Tuesday
No appointment
Hospital Mari Lobby

Preparation Program
This class covers emotional issues,
relaxation and breathing exercises,
and feeding and caring for your new
baby. Class is limited to 12 couples.
Registration is required, call
(813) 757-4444.
Saturday, April 4

Child Care and
Tuesday, April 7
Community Conference Room

Bereaved Parents
Support Group
Bereaved Parents of the USA hosts-
a support group. Includes time
for mothers and fathers to share
together and separately. Call Sue
Bowditch for this class only at
(813) 661-9334.
Fourth Thursday of every month
Cafeteria Conference Room

Two Doctors and a
Piano: Concert and
Health Lecture Series
Dr. Teo Kulyk will discuss Aging of
the Adult Eye. Dr. Scott Goldsmith
will present A Global Approach to
Hip and Knee Arthritis. Presented
by South Florida Baptist Hospital.
Light hors dbeuvres and a question
and answer session will follow the
presentations. Call (813) 754-4444
to register.
Tuesday, March 24
Plant City Cornerstone Center
(Former site of First Baptist Church)
315 N. Collins St.
Plant City, FL 33563
Cost: Free

Car Seat 101
A certified instructor will teach
you how to correctly use and
install car seats. Children are
welcome but not necessary to
attend. Reservations are required;
call (813) 754-4444.
Monday, April 27

Heart Saver for Non-
Health Care Providers
Learn more about recognizing a
heart attack, cardiac arrest,
airway obstruction (choking) and
use of an AED. To register, call
(813) 754-4444.
Thursday, April 30
Community Conference Room
Cost: $25

Do You Have a Desire to Serve?
Join our family and make a difference. At South Florida Baptist Hospital, dedicated volunteers share their time and talents in countless ways.
Volunteers ages 14-18 are welcome! For more information, please call (813) 757-1230.

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Local Talent Wins Strawberry Run

Proceeds will help Plant City Church of God finance Operation Passion, its ministry for the needy.

Tribune photos hb GEORGE H. NE\\M%.\N
Bruce Baerwalde, a member at the Plant City Church of God, speaks through a bullhorn to the 125
people who registered for the event organized by the church.

Organizers of the inaugural Strawberry Challenge, including Plant
City Church of God youth minister Mike Nelson, left, and church
member Bruce Baerwalde, flank the top four finishers of the Feb.
14 race, from left, Grace Vandergrist, John Carter, Cristie Raburn
and Arian Farid.

Amy Humdon, 21, a junior at
Southeastern University, runs
5K races with her father, Cliff
Humdon, a psychology teacher
at the university.

PLANT CITY The inaugural
2009 Strawberry Challenge
was a big success as 125 run-
ners and walkers joined in a
5-kilometer run-and-walk
benefitting ministries at Plant
City Church of God.
"The response to the event
was awesome," said Peggy
Nelson, wife of the Strawberry
Challenge organizer, youth
minister Mike Nelson.
"Everyone enjoyed the chal-
lenge. We have heard nothing
but positive reactions from ev-
Proceeds from the Feb. 14
run and walk through Walden
Lake go to a church building

fund for the youth ministry
and to help finance Operation
Passion, a ministry to the
needy, Peggy Nelson said.
Two riders, Ray Hargrove
and Dwayne Chevalier, who
operate hand cycles, took their
time on the 5K route through
the streets and walking and
bike trails in Walden Lake.
Hargrove, who lost his legs
while fighting in Vietnam, and
Chevalier, who had polio in
childhood in the 1950s, are
Walden Lake residents who
ride regularly around the com-
The top four finishers
among the runners, in order,
included Arian Farid, a senior
at Durant High School; John

Carter, a runner from Zephyr-
hills; Cristie Rabum, an assis-
tant principal at the new
Strawberry Crest High School;
and Grace Vandergrist, a soph-
omore cross country runner at
Durant High.
Some of those who regis-
tered alternated between
walking and running as they
made their way along the
course. A father and daughter
team from Lakeland ran the
whole way.
"This race was a Christmas
present for my dad," said Amy
Humdon, 21, a junior at South-
eastern University. "One way
for us to spend more time
together is to run in charity-
sponsored races."

"I'm glad she is sticking with
the 5K runs," said Cliff Hum-
don, who is a psychology
teacher at the same university.
He said they have been run-
ning together recently in 5K
events all over Central Florida.
"I want to stick with this
distance for a while," he said.
Mike Nelson said the date
has already been selected for
the 2010 Strawberry Challenge.
"Feb. 20," Nelson said. "We
accomplished everything we
set out to do with the first
annual event. Next year will be
bigger and even better."

Reporter George H. Newman can
be reached at (813) 865-4451.

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Senator Pays

Visit To Festival

Nelson was among
the dignitaries
who attended a
PLANT -CITY U.S. Sen. Bill
Nelson made his annual trek
to the Florida Strawberry Fes-
tival parade luncheon, but he
didn't get his usual treat.
He had to catch a 1 p.m.
flight to Washington and
didn't have time for straw-
berry shortcake.
Nelson was among a crowd
of dignitaries and festival offi-
cials who attended the March
2 luncheon at the Trinkle cen-
ter on the Plant City campus
of Hillsborough Community
The luncheons typically
draw a who's who of state and
Hillsborough County politics
who mingle, shake hands and
enjoy lunch and shortcake be-
fore the festival's Grand Fea-
ture Parade. This year's crowd
included Tampa Mayor Pam

Iorio, who said she had been
attending for more than 20
"I get to see everybody and
catch up," lorio said.
The crowd also included
state Chief Financial Officer
Alex Sink, Hillsborough State
Attorney Mark Ober and Hills-
borough Chief Circuit Judge
Manny Menendez.
Longtime Tampa attorney
Ron Weaver said he's been
coming to the luncheons for
30 years and always enjoys the
warm reception and the ar-
ea's down-home values..
The event, once known as
the Governor's Luncheon be-
cause Florida's governor
would always attend, started
in the 1950s in the old Hotel
Plant in downtown Plant City.
It moved several times
through the years, meeting at
various times at Tampa Elec-
tric Co., a church and the
Florida National Guard Ar-
mory. The luncheon moved to
the Trinkle center in 2006.

Reporter Dave Nicholson can be
reached at (813) 865-4432.

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Planning Meeting Monday
PLANT CITY A planning meeting
for an annual Easter egg hunt and
parade will be held 6 to 7 p.m.
Monday at the Greater Plant City
Chamber of Commerce, 106 N. Evers
St. The meeting will help lay ground-
work for the annual community cele-
bration founded by Marie B. Ellis, a
minister's wife.
The 68th annual event needs do-
nations of food, treats and prizes,
and volunteers to help color eggs,
decorate and perform many other
duties. The egg hunt and parade will
be held at the park named in Ellis'
honor at Laura and Waters streets.
If you can help, call Linda Light at
(813) 650-4254 or Jim McDaniel at
(813) 659-4209.

"Saturday, March 14
10 a.rn.-5 p.m.
Sunday, March 15
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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. -' i 302 Noonan Branch Road, Apolio Beach
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festival, plus free shuttle to the Manatee
Viewing Center and parking areas.

T rp -: the festival is to promote the awareness and
S., : ..n of the West rn'i,jin Manatee, as well as
Sti- visual performing and culinary arts.

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* Patrons Program available for art enthusiasts
including a preview party
* 3rd Annual Culinary Arts Competition
* Wine Tastings, Guest Chefs and Nutritionist
* Children's Creativity Center with hands-on
arts and crafts

* Live Entertainment
* Food and beverage vendors Beer garden
* Main exhibition tent with organizations on hand to
educate and demonstrate ways to protect Tampa
Bay waters, wildlife, boating environment, and
non-profit causes.

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the preservation of the species through research and education and contributing financially to local schools art
and ci ilir r, endeavors. For more information, call the Apollo Beach Chamber of Commerce at (813) 645-1366
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contest volunteer
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and contest chair-
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Caccamisi, center,
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: 71 test winner Mi-
chelle Stringer.
''Defrancesco holds
one of the prizes,
:a ticket for a free
_-c- ,shortcake at St.
Clement Catholic
Church's festival
shortcake booth.
Tribune photos by DAVE NICHOLSON

Shortcake-Eating Contest

Gets 1st Female Winner

The college student
visited the festival
on spring break.
Stringer last week claimed a
slice of Florida Strawberry Fes-
tival history.
The 24-year-old college stu-
dent on her spring break be-
came the first woman to win
the festival's shortcake-eating
Stringer, a first-year gradu-
ate student at University of the
Sciences in Philadelphia,
downed four pounds of short-
cake in 10 minutes on Thurs-
day to claim a trophy and
bragging rights.
"I can't believe I ate that
whole thing," Stringer said,
clutching a trophy topped with
a figure of a golden pig.
Stringer, who is studying
physical therapy, said she at-
tended the festival last year but
didn't know about the short-
cake contest until it was too
late. She made sure she en-
tered in plenty of time this
Barbara Caccamisi, who
headed the competition, said
the contests have been held for
about 30 years, sponsored by
St. Clement Catholic Church,
which has a shortcake stand at
the festival. Ten competitors
were picked at random and
four pounds of shortcake
placed in front of them. The
one to eat the entire shortcake
- or come the closest in 10
minutes is the winner, she

Stringer is about halfway through four pounds of shortcake on
her way to victory in Thursday's shortcake-eating contest.

For the first seven minutes,
the contestants use a spoon.
For the final three minutes,
they use their hands.
In Stringer's case, she
mopped up the last of the cake
just as time was expiring.
Stringer and the other com-
petitors seven women and
three men were cheered on
by strawberry festival queen
Lauren Der and her court and
a crowd that jammed into the
Stingray Entertainment Tent.
Tony Defrancesco used a scale
to ensure each shortcake
weighed four pounds as he
heaped berries and whipped
cream on oversized yellow
The contest's emcee, retired
Plant City fire chief Wesley
Rounds, noted that 55-gallon
trash cans were strategically
placed behind the contestants.
"Do I need to explain why they
are there?" Rounds asked, elic-
iting- a _roar of laughter- from

the crowd.
Defrancesco later confided
that in his 10 years helping
with the contest, "I haven't
seen anyone throw up yet."
After the contest Stringer
posed for photographs with
her trophy. Defrancesco posed
for one shot with her, noting
that she lives in Philadelphia
and he used to live in Pitts-
Stringer said she didn't
starve herself for the contest,
eating a regular breakfast and
lunch. Stringer, who said she is
in the area visiting her sister,
Christiana Stringer of Bran-
don, said she likes shortcake,
but not usually in such quanti-
Rounds, who himself is a
former shortcake-eating
champ, said the contest has
one purpose: "The whole thing
is designed to be fun."

Reporter Dave Nicholson can be
-reached at(813 865-4432. ---.


Money Spent On Lots Is
Needed Elsewhere
The Plant City Courier &
Tribune reported that at the
Nov. 24 Community Redevel-
opment Agency meeting, the
city commissioners voted to
purchase the lots at 108 and
110 S. Collins St., currently
used by Snellgrove's Restau-
rant as their parking lot. The
suggested purchase price of
$475,000 was agreed upon
with owner Curtis Devane,
who then was to donate back
$50,000 for landscaping of the
lot to cover the "ugly" side of
the abutting building.
Research has discovered
that the city was not offered an
appraisal of the value of this
land, but an "estimated value"
which is roughly based on the
taxable value of the land. The
lot at 108 S. Collins is valued at
$64,868, and the lot at 110. S.
.Collins is valued at $91,685, for
a total taxable value of
$156,553. In "normal" eco-
nomic times, a Realtor would
present these in total for ap-

proximately $313,000 or dou-
ble the taxable value. But these
are not normal economic
times; this lot has never been
offered to the public by a Real-
tor; and our tax dollars are
being used to purchase land
that, until someone comes
knocking on the City Hall door
to purchase these lots, is going
to be used by Snellgrove's Res-
taurant as their parking lot.
I believe Plant City already
has enough vacant lots and
built-out space to cover any
needs of prospective purchas-
ers for the next few years.
These tax dollars certainly can
be better used for the benefit
of our citizens NOW, not 5 to
10 years down the road.
Plant City
Editor's Note: The writer is
referring to two lots left va-
cant by a 2005 arson fire. The
lots were later purchased by
Curtis Devane and his wife
Tammy, how own Snellgrove's
Restaurant across Collins
Street. City officials say they
hope to eventually sell the
property to a developer.

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information, call Veronica Prostko at (813) 870-1300, ext. 301.

Job Club On The Go
Individuals participating in MacDonald Training Cen-
ter's Job Club recently visited Jarrett-Scott Ford. Jim
Scott, vice president and general manager, escorted the
group and gave an overview of the automobile busi-
ness. Through the Job Club, which is supported by
Hillsborough County schools, adults with disabilities
are encouraged to seek and maintain employment.

Does your club or organization have news to share
with readers of the Plant City Courier & Tribune?
Send your submissions to bureau chief Dave Nich-
olson at dnicholson@'tampatrib.com or Plant City Cou-
rier & Tribune, 101 N. Wheeler St., Plant City. FL 33563,
or fax to 1813) 865-4441.

Basketball Skills Competition

TMe Plant City Recreation and Parks Department and the Plant City Optimist Club
held the 36th annual Basketball Tri-Star skills competition Jan. 24 at Tomlin
M Middle School. Participants were tested on their shooting, passing and dribbling
skills and trophies were awarded to first, second and third place in each age group. Boys
and girls competed separately.

Plant City Recreation and Parks photos
Winners were 8-year-olds Amanda Shiver, Samantha Palestrini, Ashley Blessin, Parker Messick, Ethan
Sparkman and Ryan Amatrout; 9-year-olds Jessica O'Toole, Sierra Laatsch, Victoria Garrison, Mat-
thew Mashburn, Logan Pickett and Jonathan Moncada; 10-year-olds, Alexis Williams, Shayne Law-
rence, Taylor Edgemon, Nick Palestrini, Henry Yoho and Nick Zimmerer; 11-year-olds, Savana Garri-
son, Ashton Sparkman, Carson Knox, Anuj Desai and Kensey Davis; 12-year-olds, Madison Bradshaw,
Ashley Rosa, Shelton Faison, Will Hippler and Jason Wladyka; and 13-year-olds, Jacob Dube, Kevin
Horwedet and Coleton Pickett.

Kevin Horwedel passes
during the Basketball
Tri-Star competition.

Coleton Pickett takes aim before making a shot during the basketball

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Several readers at tbo.com
wrote to express their sym-
pathy after reading an article
about Army Spec. Samuel Val-
dez, the Plant City solider who
was lost at sea from an Army
tugboat off the North Carolina
coast. Valdez, an Iraqi war vet-
eran and member of the crew of
the Major General Winfield
Scott, disappeared from the
vessel Feb. 22 in heavy seas.
The 22-year-old solider, who is
presumed dead, is survived by
his wife, Lynda, who is three
months pregnant, and their
15-month-old son, Sammy Jr-.

Accompanied by the tug-
boat's master, Lynda Valdez and
other family members toured
the vessel after the accident.
What a nightmare! I have
family in the armed forces, this
is unbelievable. So sad to see
Posted by almom

Very, very sad.
Posted by uknownance

I think she did the right thing
by touring the boat. It might

hurt now, but I think it'll help
her in the long run, knowing
more about what her husband
did on board, in service of his
country. Lynda and Samuel,-I'm
sorry for your loss, and grateful
for the sacrifices you and your
husband made for our country.
Posted by Concerned1963

Your family will be in my
Posted by lifeiskrazy

I'm sorry for your loss
Posted by supernanny80O

Posted by Atthedoorto84

I will be praying for you. Bless
you and your family.
Posted by petrie50

Very sad, prayers to the fami-
Posted by northofcuba

I am so sorry Mrs. Valdez for
you and your little one. He will
be proud of his father when he
grows up! Thank you.for your

It's so hard to begin to mea-
sure the loss of this young man.
When we lose someone like
him, it really affects us all. I'm
deeply sorry for the pain of his
friends, family and fellow ship-
Posted by chjh

You are all in my thoughts
and prayers. My deepest sympa-
Posted by KBS

Civitan Club Celebrates

The Plant City Civitan Club held its annual Christmas party Dec. 18
at the developmental disability wing at Robinson Elementary. The
classes had a total of 123 students. The Civitan Club gives the
school money to buy a gift for each child. The Junior Woman's
Club furnishes the refreshments for the party. Both clubs have
been participating in the event for more than 30 years.

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th and Jesse Lingerfelt exchange vows as Torrey Herrin, executive pastor of Plant City
officiates. They were wed Feb. 28 at the festival grounds' gazebo.

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The couple say the contest was
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Members of the wedding party include, front row, Kayti Kallahan and Logan Stan-
cil, and back row, from the left, Amber Grace, Kayla Faircloth, Jennifer Faircloth,
pastor Torrey Herrin, Jesse Lingerfelt, Matt Stancil and Ethan Lingerfelt.

Florida Stra\\berr Frestital photos
The newlyweds' prizes included the ceremony and reception, strawberry shortcake
wedding cake, plus a wedding night stay at a local hotel.

picked up a pen.
"We were engaged two years
ago," so the timing was right to
get married, said the new Mrs.
They were wed Feb. 28 at
the festival grounds' gazebo.
Recalling that fateful first
date, Jesse said his family was
planning to visit the festival,
and he decided to call his
mother for permission to ex-
pand 'the guest list. "I called
her from [Plant City High]
school and asked her if I could
bring a friend with me."

The rest, as they say, is
The newlyweds' prize in-
cluded the ceremony and re-
ception, including strawberry
shortcake wedding cake, plus
a wedding night stay at a local
Like everyone else pinched
by today's economy, the
young couple was struggling to
save money, so when the
"strawberry wedding" contest
was launched, it seemed an
ideal way to tie the knot and
cut costs.

The honor included wed-
ding photography by Harry
Jeffcoat and free festival entry
for the wedding party and
guests. Relatives came from as
far as Tennessee to attend,
Jennifer said.
The three-tier strawberry
shortcake that was part of the
prize package donated by local
sponsors was prepared by vol-
unteers at St. Clement Catholic
Church, which has long oper-
ated the popular make-your-
booth at the festival.

Following the ceremony,
which was also witnessed by
about 500 festival attendees, a
private reception catered by
Applebee's, Outback Steak-
house and Alessi Bakery was
held in the Stingray Chevrolet
Entertainment Tent, also at
the festival grounds.
The strawberry wedding
promotion was a one-time
event, and festival organizers
have not decided whether to
repeat it next year.
Jesse, 22, and Jennifer, 19,
both longtime Plant City resi-

dents, spent their wedding
night at the Red Rose Inn and
Suites, with brunch the next
day, all complimentary.
When Jennifer announced
plans to enter the inaugural
contest, Jesse told her, "Go for
it." She wrote the first drafts by
hand before turning to the
computer, where Jesse helped
edit the joint effort.
"It went perfect," Jennifer
said of her wedding.

Reporter George Wilkens can be
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Players were eager to get their photo taken with festival queen Lauren Der, center, and her court,
from left, Morgan Feaster, first maid Sara Beth Newsome, Joclyn Emerson and Megan Cochran.

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Features Court, Flag-Raising

The season's first pitch is thrown out by the festival queen.

PLANT CITY Little League
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with the Florida Strawberry
Festival queen throwing out

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the American flag.
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Plant City Little League coach and board member James Smith Cody Ginther, 9, warms up
raises the flag during a ceremony before the season opener. before the first game Feb. 21.

With her court members standing by, Florida Strawberry Festival
queen Lauren Der prepares to throw the honorary first pitch
before the game between the Marlins and the Cubs.


Continued From Page 26

me and a lot of other people. It
was a great day."
Smith, a patrol sergeant in
the Plant City Police Depart-
ment, noticed last year the

flagpole at the Mike Sansone
Community Park's Little
League complex wasn't being
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five years since a flag has been
flown there," Smith said. "I
contacted Jack Holland at the
city recreation and parks de-

apartment earlier this year, and
they repaired and repainted
the pole, and even provided a
flag until the one the Little
League ordered arrived."
Smith, a board member for
the 58-team league, suggested
the league incorporate a flag-
raising ceremony each day.

Another board member, Dan-
ny Coton, who also is a direc-
tor for the Florida Strawberry
Festival, helped arrange the
appearance of festival queen
Lauren Der, who threw out the
first pitch.
Der and her court members,
first maid Sara Beth Newsome

and Megan Cochran, Joclyn
Emerson and Morgan Feaster,
were on hand to help start the
season's first game between
the Marlins and the Cubs in
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March 4 at the
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PLANT CITY A Ruskin man
whose service career spanned
30 years, including service in
World War II, was the first
veteran through the gate
March 4 as the Florida Straw-
berry Festival celebrated Mil-.
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first one to enter when the
gates opened was 80-year-old

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career included service with
the Air Force, Army and Coast
The visit was the retiree's
third to the annual strawberry
festival. The retired veteran
came early to watch the 4-H
members with their cattle.
Military Day was sponsored
by Winn-Dixie. This is the first
year the festival has offered
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decided whether they will re-
peat it in future years. The
festival association decided on
the day in keeping with the
2009 theme, "Hometown Sa-
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This is a partial list of crimes and
service calls reported Feb. 26 to March
4 to the Hillsborough County Sheriffs
Office. Questions about a specific
event should be directed to the sher-
iff's office at (813) 247-8200.

Abbey Trace Dr, Block 1900, domes-
tic violence, Mar. 1, 4:47 p.m.
Acker Rd, Block 13900, assault/
battery, Mar. 4, 4:05 a.m.
Bethlehem Rd, Block 3700, assault/
battery, Mar. 3, 9:11 p.m.
Bethlehem Rd/US 92 E, DUI, Mar.1,
1:56 a.m.
Blackjack Rd/Pettie Rd, noise com-
plaint, Feb. 28, 8:13 p.m.
Blackjack Rd/Rising St/Ar Ln, noise
complaint, Feb. 28, 9:38 p.m.
Dixon Ave, Block 3100, disturbance,
Mar. 4, 7:26 p.m.
Dover Rd N, Block 3100, traffic
crash/injuries, Mar. 4, 8:21 a.m.
Downing St, Block 13900, DUI, Feb.
28,6:59 p.m.
Downing St, Block 13900, traffic
crash/injuries, Feb. 28,4:54 p.m.
Downing St, Block 14300, noise
complaint, Mar. 1, 3:56 p.m.
Dr King Blvd E, Block 1700, illegal
dumping, Mar. 3,6 p.m.
Dr King Blvd E, Block 1700, illegal
dumping, Mar. 4, 2:34 p.m.
Dr King Blvd E, Block 1700, illegal
dumping, Mar. 4, 6:13 p.m.
.Dr King Blvd, Block 14800, illegal
dumping; Mar. 4, 11:07 a.m.
Dr King Blvd/Dover Rd N, DUI, Feb.
28, 8:32 p.m.
Dr King Blvd/Sydney Dover Rd,
shooting, Mar. 2, 11:18 p.m.
Forbes Rd S, Block 1900, noise
complaint, Mar. 4,3:48 p.m.
Fritzke Rd, Block 2300, criminal
mischief, Mar. 1, 11:57 p.m.
. Gallagher Rd, Block 3100, theft-
employee, Mar. 4, 11:05 a.m.
Gallagher Rd, Block 3500, loose
animal, Feb. 26, 3:19 p.m.
Gallagher Rd, Block 3500, loose
animal, Feb. 27, 1:56 p.m.
Gavin Rd, Block 13500, fire, Feb. 28,
1:03 p.m.
Haynes Rd, Block 14800, criminal
mischief, Mar. 3, 7:21 p.m.
Higgins Ave/Sydney Dover Rd, fire,
Feb. 28, 1:18 p.m.
Jerry Smith Rd, Block 400, domestic
violence, Mar. 1, 3:07 p.m.
Kim Acres Ln, Block 1800, neighbor
trouble, Feb. 28,4:30 p.m.
Location Withheld, missing juvenile/.
endangered, Feb. 27,11:44 a.m.
Location Withheld, missing juvenile/
endangered, Feb. 28, 11:22 p.m,
Location Withheld, missing juvenile/
endangered, Mar. 3, 6:58 p.m.
Location Withheld, missing juvenile/

endangered, Mar. 4,10:56 a.m.
Location Withheld, missing juvenile/
endangered, Mar. 4,11:15 a.m.
Location Withheld, missing juvenile/
runaway, Feb. 28, 9:42 p.m.
Mcintosh Rd, Block 4600, theft, Feb.
26, 1:08 p.m.
McIntosh Rd, Block 4600, theft, Feb.
26, 6:25 a.m.
Mcintosh Rd/Mcintosh Lakes,
suspicious article, Mar. 3, 2:53 p.m.
McIntosh Rd/US 92 E, loose animal, -
Mar. 1, 4:48 p.m.
Mcintosh Rd/US 92 E, loose animal,
Mar. 1, 5:21 p.m.
Mullis Dr/Gallagher Rd, loose ani-
mal, Mar. 1, 3:08 p.m.
Pettie Rd, Block 3700, disturbance,
Feb. 27, 11:32 p.m.
Salem Church Rd/Dover Rd N, DUI,
Mar. 4,1:14 a.m.
San Jose Mission Dr/Dr King, DUI,
Feb. 28, 12:57 a.m.
Sydney Dover Rd/Gwaltney PI,
traffic crash/injuries, Feb. 27, 7:36 a.m.
Sydney Rd, Block 12700, loose
animal, Mar. 1, 9:52 a.m.
Sydney Rd, Block 15600, serious
animal bite, Feb. 27, 6:42 p.m.
Tanner Rd, Block 1100, theft, Mar. 2,
5:01 p.m.
US 92 E/Castlewood Rd, loose
animal, Mar. 1, 4:48 p.m.
US 92 W, Block 5800, DUI, Feb. 28,
10:24 p.m.
Vickery Ln, Block 2000, disturbance,
Mar. 1, 8:02 p.m.
Waterscapes Ln, Block 15500, as-
sault/battery, Mar. 2,1:41 a.m.
Waterscapes En, Block 15500, as-
sault/battery, Mar. 2, 4:51 p.m.
Wheeler St, Block 3200, residential
burglary, Mar. 4, 5:26 p.m.

Bruton Rd, Block 3700, criminal
mischief, Feb. 27, 10:03 a.m.
Cooper Rd/Knights-Griffin Rd,
hit-and-run/injuries, Feb. 28, 3:26 a.m.
Five Acre Rd, Block 5400, prowler,
Feb. 26, 8:42 p.m.
Pattys PI/Knights-Griffin Rd, noise
complaint, Feb. 27, 8:28 p.m.

Fletcher Ln, Block 1200, drug law
violation, Feb. 27, 10 p.m.
Promenade Blvd, Block 4400,. bomb
threat, Feb.26, 9:23 p.m.

Ball St W, Block 800, drug law
violation, Mar. 4, 5:16 p.m.
Block Paul Buchman Hwy, Block
6100, loose animal, Mar. 4, 7:30 a.m.
Cooper Rd, Block 3700, fire, Feb. 26,
9:46 p.m.
County Line Rd N/I-4 Eastbound,
drug law violation, Feb. 26, 2:50 p.m.

Cypress Dr, Block 100, criminal
mischief, Mar. 2,11:23 a.m.
Cypress Dr, Block 100, person down,
Mar. 3, 4:14 p.m.
De Montmollin Rd, Block 2600,
discharge firearm, Feb. 26, 4:09 p.m.
Dr King Blvd E/Gordon St S, drug
law violation, Mar. 3, 9:31 p.m.
Emma Jane Ln, Block 6600, domestic
violence, Feb. 28, 8:49 p.m.
Emma Jane Ln, Block 6600, domestic
violence, Feb. 28, 8:50 p.m.
Forest St S/Dr King Blvd E, drug law
violation, Mar. 4, 5:16 p.m.
Fritzke Rd/Stafford Rd, hit-and-run/
injuries, Feb. 27,11:58 a.m. o
Gallagher Rd, Block 3500, loose
animal, Feb. 26, 3:19 p.m.
Gallagher Rd, Block 3500, loose
animal, Feb. 27, 1:56 p.m.
Grand Arbor Way, Block 700, resi-
dential burglary, Mar. 4,1:23 p.m.
Harvey Tew Rd, Block 5100, theft,
Feb. 28,1:47 p.m.
Joe Mcintosh Rd, Block 800, fire,
Mar. 3, 3:39 p.m.
Knights-Griffin Rd E, Block 900,
theft, Mar. 4, 10:48 a.m..
Knights Vine Dr, Block 4800, noise
complaint, Feb. 27, 9:10 p.m.
Lake Cr, Block 400, accidental injury,
Feb. 26, 11:47 a.m.
Laura St E, Block 1200, drug law
violation, Mar. 3, 9:32 p.m.
Location Withheld, child abuse, Feb.
28, 6:59 p.m.
Location Withheld, missing juvenile/
endangered, Mar. 3, 3:57 p.m.
Location Withheld, missing juvenile/
runaway, Feb. 27, 9:56 a.m.
Mays St/Reynolds St W, drug law
violation, Feb. 28,12:13 a.m.
Mud Lake Rd/Paddock Dr, noise
complaint, Feb. 28, 7:45 p.m.
Paul Buchman Hwy/Bruton Rd,
animal call, Mar. 4, 8:54 a.m. '
Paul Buchman Hwy/Bruton Rd, loose
animal, Mar. 4,7:32 a.m.
Paul Buchman Hwy/Bruton Rd, loose
animal, Mar. 4, 8:53 a.m.
Paul Buchman Hwy/Knights-Griffin,
DUI, Feb. 27, 9:52 p.m.
Paul Buchman Hwy/Knights-Griffin,
theft, Feb. 27, 8:28 a.m.
Paul Buchman Hwy/Knights-Griffin,
theft, Feb. 27, 9:02 a.m.
Paul Buchman Hwy/Patrinostro,
loose animal, Mar. 4, 8:54 a.m.
Pine Oak Dr, Block 50, assault/
battery, Feb. 28,10:56 a.m.
Reynolds St W, Block 2400, acciden-
tal injury, Feb. 28,7:55 p.m.
Reynolds St W, Block 2400, bomb
sweep, Feb. 28, 6:58 a.m.
Reynolds St W, Block 2400, bomb
sweep, Mar. 2, 9:24 a.m.
Stafford Rd/Fritzke Rd, DUI, Mar. 4,
7:55 p.m.
Strawberry PI, Block 1400, drug law
violation, Mar. 4,4:47 p.m.
Strawberry PI/Prosser Dr W, drug
law violation, Mar. 3, 9:30 p.m.

Thonotosassa Rd/Hawk Griffin, drug
law violation, Feb. 28, 1:31 a.m.
Turkey Creek Rd/CR 574, DUI, Feb.
27,11:35 p.m.
Williams Rd, Block 2800, fire, Feb.
26, 1:05 p.m.

Barron Dr, Block 100, stolen vehicle,
Feb. 26, 8:16 p.m.
Clay Turner Rd/Coronet Rd, theft,
Mar. 1, 8:33 p.m.
Clay Turner Rd/Coronet Rd, theft,
Mar. 2,10:09 a.m.
Clay Turner Rd/Coronet Rd, theft,
Mar. 2,12:50. p.m.
.Der Rd, Block 2900, domestic vio-
lence, Mar. 4,1:12 p.m.
Estate Dr, Block 4500, domestic
violence, Mar. 2, 7:09 p.m.
Gentry Rd, Block 3400, traffic crash/
injuries, Mar. 1, 9:27 a.m.
Jim Johnson Lp, Block 1100, discharge
firearm, Feb. 28, 11:29 p.m.
Location Withheld, child abuse, Mar.
3,3:30 p.m.
Location Withheld, missing juvenile/
endangered, Mar. 1,10:35 p.m.
,Medulla Rd, Block 2600, disturbance,
Feb. 28,11:15 p.m.
Medulla Rd/County Line Rd S, loose
animal, Feb. 27, 8:29 a.m.
Nesmith Rd, Block 4700, theft, Mar.
3, 3:23 p.m.
Nesmith Rd/Trapnell Rd E, loose
animal, Feb. 28, 4:05 p.m.
Pineway Dr N, Block 3000, criminal
mischief, Feb. 28, 10:39 p.m.
Raider PI, Block 1, fight, Feb. 27, 7:57
Ralston Rd/Wiggins Rd S, traffic
crash/injuries, Mar. 3, 3:52 p.m.
SR 60 E/Turkey Creek Rd, DUI, Feb.
27, 3:41 a.m.
SR 60 E/Turkey Creek Rd, DUI, Mar.
1, 6:13 p.m. -
SR 60 E/Turkey Creek Rd, loose
animal, Mar. 4, 11:31 p.m.
Sam Hicks Rd, Block 3000, dis-
turbance, Feb. 28,1:07 a.m.
Sparkman Rd, Block 1100, discharge
firearm, Feb. 28, 11:29 p.m.
Trapnell Rd W, Block 1200, illegal
dumping, Mar. 4, 9:58 a.m.
Trapnell Rd W/Turkey Creek, noise'
complaint, Mar. 3, 9:14 p.m.
Trapnell Rd W/Turkey Creek, traffic
crash/injuries, Feb. 28, 11:09 p.m.
Turkey Creek Rd, Block 3100, traffic
crash/injuries, Feb. 27, 8:44 a.m.
Turkey Creek Rd/Budd Farms, traffic
crash/injuries, Feb. 27, 8:44 a.m.
Turkey Creek Rd/Budd Farms, traffic
crash/injuries, Feb. 28, 8:52 a.m.
Turkey Creek Rd/Trapnell Rd, traffic
crash/injuries, Feb. 27, 8:44 a.m.
US 92 E, Block 3600, disturbance,
Mar. 4,9:55 p.m.
Wallace Rd, Block 5300, loud party,
Mar. 1, 7:27 p.m.
Wiggins Rd S, Block 900, DUI, Mar. 1,

1:58 a.m.

Bird Rd/Holloway Rd, traffic crash/
injuries, Mar. 3,2:10 .p.m.
CR 39 S/Charlie Wiggins Rd, DUI,
Feb. 28,11:12 p.m.
CR 39 S/Charlie Wiggins Rd, hit-and-
run/injuries, Feb. 28, 9:55 p.m.
CR 39 S/Charlie Wiggins Rd, traffic
crash/injuries, Feb. 28, 9:55 p.m.
Clarence Gordon Jr Rd, Block 5200,
illegal dumping, Mar. 4,4:27 p.m.
Colson Rd, Block 1100, noise com-
plaint, Feb. 28, 6:10 p.m.
Colson Rd, Block 700, noise com-
plaint, Feb. 28, 3:34 p.m.
Connell Rd, Block 5500, illegal
dumping, Feb. 27, 6:47 a.m.
County Line Rd S, Block 6400,
neighbor trouble, Feb. 28, 8:29 p.m.
Durant Rd, Block 6200, loose animal,
Mar. 3, 8:20 p.m.
Durant Rd/Turkey Creek Rd, loose
animal, Mar. 3, 8:25 p.m.
Glen Harwell Rd, Block 5100, as-
sault/battery, Mar. 3, 9:57 p.m.
Holloway Rd, Block 200, assault/
battery, Feb. 27, 10:14 p.m.
Holloway Rd, Block 200, assault/
battery, Feb. 27, 10:52 p.m.
Holloway Rd/Armor Rd, traffic
crash/injuries, Mar. 3, 2:13 p.m.
Holloway Rd/Bird Rd, traffic crash/
injuries, Mar. 3, 2:09 p.m.
Holloway Rd/James L Redman,
traffic crash/injuries, Mar. 1, 4:54 p.m.
Keysville Rd E, Block 1000, illegal
dumping, Mar. 4, 1:55 p.m.
Keysville Rd W/Turkey Creek, loose
animal, Mar. 3, 8:31 p.m.
Location Withheld, child abuse, Feb.
28, 1:11 p.m.,
Location Withheld, sexual offense,
Mar. 3, 10:12 a.m.
Luckasavage Rd, Block 5500, acci-
dental injury, Feb. 26,1:16 p.m.
Panther Lp, Block 5700, theft, Mar. 4,
1:46 p.m.
Patlily Ln, Block 4700, noise com-
plaint, Feb. 28, 10:50 p.m.
SR 60 E, Block 4000, disturbance,
Mar. 4, 10:10 p.m.
SR 60 E/CR 39 S, animal call, Feb. 26,
9:38 a.m.
SR 60 E/CR 39 S, loose animal, Mar.
4,11:52 a.m.
Trapnell Rd E, Block 600, drug law
violation, Feb. 27, 2:24 p.m.
Trapnell Rd E, Block 800, vehicle
burglary, Mar. 4, 10:27 a.m.
Turkey Creek Rd, Block 5400, as-
sault/battery, Feb. 26, 8:39 p.m.
Whitelaw Rd, Block 1100, domestic
violence, Mar. 4, 1:12 a.m.

Keyword: Crime Track-
er, to find the locations
of eight major felony
crimes in your area.

This crime index is published in an
effort to help residents keep track of
crime in their neighborhood and to
promote public safety. Below is a
listing of crimes handled by the Plant
City Police Department between Feb.
23 and March 1 arranged by ZIP code.
These are crimes that have been in-
vestigated by officers and don't reflect
unfounded calls for service.

E Dr. King Blvd, Block 100, drug
Investigation, Feb. 24, 12:49 a.m.
E Renfro St, Block 1300, petty theft,
Feb. 28, 1:10 p.m.
Goldfinch Dr, Block 1200, criminal
mischief, Feb. 26, 9 p.m.
James L Redman Pkwy/Charlie
Griffin, driving while license suspended
or revoked, Feb. 25,11:06 a.m.
James L Redman Pkwy, Block 2600,
qnet thft,feb. 25, 10 p.rnm. -

Laura St/Faison St, drug investiga-
tion, Feb. 23,10:20 p.m.,
N Collins St, Block 1000, assault, Feb.
28, 7:30 a.m.
N Knight St, Block 700, criminal
mischief, Feb. 25, 10 p.m.
N Wheeler St, Block 600, battery,
Feb. 27, 6 p.m.
Oakbrook Ln, Block 100, vehicle
burglary, Feb. 28, 2 a.m.
Paul Buchman Hwy/ 1-4, no valid
drivers license, Feb. 28, 12:53 a.m.,
Plantation Grove Ct, Block 1500,
criminal mischief, Feb. 26,10:15 p.m.
S Alexander St, Block 600, vehicle
theft, Feb. 28, 1:01 a.m.
S Evers St, Block 100, structure
burglary, Feb. 26,7 p.m.
S Howard St, Block 400, domestic
battery, Feb. 27, 9:30 a.m.
W Baker St, Block 3500, counterfeit,
Feb. 25,2:15 p.m.
W Ball St, Block 1100, robbery, Feb.
23, 10:50 a.m.
W MLK Blvd, Block 1300, drug in-
vestigation, Feb. 23, 9:14 p.m.

W Oak Ave, Block 2000, vehicle
. burglary, Feb. 28, 11:21 p.m.
W Spooner Dr, Block 3400, residence
burglary, Feb. 27, 12:30 p.m.
Whitehurst Rd, Block 1000, criminal
mischief, Feb. 24, 10 a.m.

S Collins St, Block 100, commercial
burglary, Feb. 25,1 a.m.

Crum St/W Grant St, criminal mis-
chief, Feb. 27, 7:24 a.m.
E Baker St, Block 1300, vehicle
burglary, Feb. 23, 5 p.m.
E Baker St, Block 200, criminal
mischief, Feb. 28, 12:15 a.m.
E Baker St, Block 200, vehicle bur-
glary, Feb. 28, 2:30 a.m.
E Baker St, Block 900, commercial
burglary, Feb. 28, 4:22 a.m.
Henry Ave, Block 100, battery, Feb.
24, 9;15 pr.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- ----

James L Redman Pkwy, Block 1800,
grand theft, Feb. 26, 8:45 p.m.
James L Redman Pkwy, Block 2100,
retail theft, Feb. 27, 3:57 p.m.
James L Redman Pkwy, Block 2200,
retail theft, Feb. 27, 2 p.m.
James L Redman Pkwy, Block 2300,
retail theft, Feb. 27, 11:15 a.m.
James L Redman Pkwy, Block 2600,
fraud, Feb. 25, 6:53 p.m.
James L Redman Pkwy, Block 2600,
vehicle burglary, Feb. 24,.8:45 a.m.
Michener PI, Block 3300, criminal
mischief, Feb. 23, 5:45 p.m.
N Whitehall St, Block 400, domestic
battery, Feb. 26, 9:45 p.m.
Oak St/Woodrow Wilson St, drug
investigation, Feb. 27, 11:59 p.m.
Plantation Grove Ct, Block 1500,
domestic battery, Feb. 26, 10:41 a.m.
S Alexander St, Block 1500, fraud,
Feb. 25, 8:03 a.m.
S Broad St, Block 1000, vehicle
burglary, Feb. 23, 2:30 p.m.
S Evers St, Block 100, commercial
- burglary, Feb.-24,-5-30@p.m - - --

S Evers St, Block 100, commercial
burglary, Feb. 26, 6 p.m.
S Frontage Rd, Block 2000, vehicle
burglary, Feb. 24, 5:25 p.m.
Thonotosassa Rd, Block 2300, crimi-
nal mischief, Feb. 26, 7:25 p.m.
W Baker St, Block 3500, fraud, Feb.
25,7:10 p.m.
W Dixie St, Block 400, domestic .
battery, Feb.'27, 1:50 a.m.
W Mahoney St, Block 400, structure
burglary, Feb. 27, 11:30 a.m.
W SR 574, Block 4100, driving while
license suspended or revoked, Feb. 26,
8:34 p.m.
W Washington St, Block 900, petty
theft, Feb. 27, 5:10 p.m.
Whitehall St, Block 400, residence
burglary, Feb. 27,12:45 p.m.

SKeyword: Crime Track-
er, to find the locations
of eight major felony
crimes in your area.
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Basketball Rivals Join Forces

For County All-Star Game

Garden, Thiebe
to play together
on East team.
PLANT CITY For the last
couple of years they were the
biggest of rivals, but this Satur-
day A.J. Garden and Josh
Thiebe will be literally shoot-
ing for the same goal.
Durant's Garden and Plant
City High's Thiebe were select-
ed to play for the East in the
Tampa Bay Basketball Coach-
es Association's Hillsborough
County All-Star Game.
Their coaches will also be
working together. Durant's Jeff
Shotwell and Plant City High's
Dale Chambers are coaching
the East squad.
"That will be a lot of fun,"
Shotwell said. "I'm really
looking forward to working
with Coach Chambers and the
All-Star kids. We'll have a pret-
ty good squad. And Chambers,
like myself, is a sweater vest
guy so we should work really
well together."

Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. at
Tampa Prep.
Also on the East team is
King's Toarlyn Fitzpatrick,
who led the Lions to a trip to
the 5A state semifinals. King
lost to Gainesville in the March
4 semifinal.
John Henson, 6-foot-10-
inch center for Sickles who's
headed to the University of
North Carolina, will lead the
West side.
Only seniors are playing in
the East-West game, but Du-
rant sophomore Andre Nation
did get recognition from the
coaches association. Nation,
Garden and Thiebe were all
among those chosen to the
association's All-Star team, the
top 24 Hillsborough Counity
players regardless of class.
There were 10 underclass-
men including Nation on the
All-Star list. The 24 players will
be honored at the annual asso-
ciation banquet April 1 in Tam-
As for the All-Star game, if-
the East team wins, Shotwell
and Chambers will get to
coach the Hillsborough Coun-

ty squad the following week-
end as it takes on Pinellas
County All-Stars at Eckerd Col-
Another Durant player, Jef-
frey Thomas, was recently
named to the Western Confer-
ence First Team for the Na-
tional Division along with Gar-
Shotwell, who was voted
Coach of the Year for the Na-
tional Division, was glad to see
Thomas get noticed.
"The coaches recognized his
impact on our team and our
success this year," Shotwell
said. "Maybe his [statistical]
numbers don't warrant recog-
nition but all of the coaches
who have seen him play know
his importance to the team."
With Thomas running the
point Durant went from 12
wins last season to 21 this year.
Plant City had one player,
Quet Shaw, make the girls First
Team in conference honors.
Janae Lancaster of Durant was
all named First Team and her
Cougar cohort Taylor Broad-
nax merited Second Team

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They mean a new
outlook for Plant
City and Durant
high schools.
PLANT CITY When the final-
ized new districts for basket-
ball, volleyball and soccer were
released recently there didn't
seem to be much news affect-
ing Plant City and Durant.
And that indeed will be the
case unless the Raiders and
Cougars make the playoffs in
any of those sports.
Reclassification that goes in-
to place next school year .has
Plant City and Durant shifting
into a new region within Class
5A. Instead of landing in a
Hillsborough/Pinellas domi-
nated region, the schools find
themselves paired up with
teams to the east and some to
the north.
When the original changes
were announced by the Flori-
da High School Athletics Asso-
ciation in February, Plant City
and Durant were put in Class
5A-District 9 along with Arm-
wood, East Bay, Newsome,
Tampa Bay Tech and Free-
dom. The latter school was the
only one not in east Hillsbor-
ough County but did not con-
stitute too great of a travel
But Freedom wanted to
move out, and the solution
proved to be easy. Last week
Riverview, which was at first
put in District 5A-10 along with
schools such as Chamberlain,
Gaither and Hillsborough,
simply swapped districts with
That part is easy to digest.
Plant City, Durant, Armwood,
East Bay, Newsome, Riverview
and Tampa Bay Tech make for
a centralized new District
But that puts the Raiders
and Cougars in Region 2 in-
stead of Region 3. Since teams
who make the playoffs have to
advance out of their own re-
gion first before competing for
a state title, the quality'of the
region's teams often dictate

the chances for success.
And those other regional
-squads constitute a whole dif-
ferent playoff outlook for the
Raiders and Cougars.
Now the Plant City schools
are grouped with foes mostly
from Polk County but also
from Orange and Hemando.
There are no schools from
Hillsborough in the region,
outside of the ones in 5A-8.
Most curious is the new Dis-
trict 5A-7, which has only three
schools in it. They are all way
to the north: Brooksville Cen-
tral, Springstead and West Port
out of Ocala.
Those are the three schools
that Plant City and Durant
would pair up with in the first
round of the playoffs.
Outside of that shocking bit
of news that a first playoff
game might involve a haul to
Ocala the rest of the new
region is different but not as
unsettling. The teams in 5A-5
and 6 would only become an
opponent in the region final.
Most of those schools are in
Polk County including Lake-
land, Kathleen, Auburndale
and Bartow, but there is one
Orlando school (Evans) and
three from Kissimmee.
How this affects Plant City
and Durant varies by the sport.
For basketball, Polk County
teams such as Kathleen, Bar-
tow, Winter Haven and Haines
City (all in Region 5A-2) are
strong, and Evans happens to
be a powerhouse.
Springstead and West Port
went to the 4A regional final in
boys basketball this year.
For soccer, Auburndale has
evolved into a dominant boys
team, but otherwise the season
should prove easier to navi-
gate. And in volleyball the out-
look is a lot better for Durant
and Plant City.
Later on this year softball
and baseball will learn their
new districts, which will likely
be similar if not identical.
Announcement of the final-
ized basketball, volleyball and
soccer districts was were re-
vealed March 3. All of the new
districts can be viewed at

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Bring Change

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Raiders, Cougars

Hit The Diamonds

The baseball and
softball teams both
play tonight.
PLANT CITY With the teams
as evenly matched as ever,
Durant and Plant City will play
for the first time tonight in
both baseball and softball.
Both games start at 7 p.m. at
Durant High.
This year is off to a better
start for the Raiders on the
softball side, but defending 6A
state semifinalist Durant is far
from being counted out. The
Cougars got off to a rough 1-4
start before winning their next
"We'll get it together," said
Durant head softball coach
Matt Carter, whose team has
10 freshmen on the roster and
has had several injured players
miss the first couple of weeks.
Meanwhile, Plant City shot
out to a 10-1 start before falling
last week in a tough 1-0 game
against East Bay. Indians
pitcher Kayla Cox struck out 19
It's looking like District 6A-8
will be extremely well-bal-
anced, with the Raiders and
Cougars, East Bay, Riverview
and both Sarasota teams
seemingly capable of winning
against any of the others.
"It's tough. If you make just
a few mistakes, the other
team's going to be capable of
putting you away," Carter said.
He noted that new starting
pitcher Erika Wetherington
has been performing well, but
in three games, the defense
faltered, leading to 10 un-
earned runs. However, every-
thing came together in a 2-1
district win over Sarasota on

Youth Football,
Cheerleading Signup
PLANT CITY The Antioch
Redskins will hold signups for
football and cheerleading from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,
April 18, May 16 and June 27
and 6 to 8 p.m. June 25 at the
team's field, 8510 N. Franklin
Road, off McIntosh Road.
The signups are for children
ages 4 to 16. Teams are limited
to 30 per team, and rosters fill
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March 3.
Durant followed that up
with an easy 13-1 win over
Lakeland. Sisters Brielle and
Corinne Gordon had two RBIs
each, as did Kelsey Horton and
Kim Wright.
Horton, who has committed
to play for the University of
Florida, has gotten off to a slow
start, something Carter knows
will turn around, adding to his
optimism for the rest of the
This weekend, Durant was
headed to Tallahassee for a
tournament. On Friday, the
Cougars play Florida High, a
smaller school from the state's
capital, along with another
smaller school, Jacksonville's
After pool play Friday, the
dozen schools involved will
enter into bracket play to de-
cide the tournament champ..
Over on the baseball dia-
mond tonight the intensity -
and desperation level -
promise to be intense between
the rivals. Both Durant and
Plant City have run up against
6A-8 powers Lakeland and Sar-
asota, both state title contend-
ers, and league victories have
been hard to come by.
Plant City's lone league win
heading into the weekend was
a 4-2 defeat of Riverview, a
team Durant lc st to 7-3. But
the Cougars wei e able to surge
ahead of the Raiders in the
district standings when they
beat Sarasota Riverview 7-5.
Michael Crabb and Brad Sa-
bourin both drove in two runs
for that Feb. 27 game.
Next up for Durant is a
tough one, a trip Friday to
Lakeland before hosting Bran-
don on Saturday afternoon.
The Raiders follow up the Du-
rant trip with a nine-day break.

Fees are $130 for tackle foot-
ball and cheerleading teams or
$85 for flag football. A pay-
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deposit. The balance must be
paid before the first day of
practice in July. Parents or
guardians should bring their
child's birth certificate and
current wallet-sized photo to
signups. Varsity boys players
must have a drivers license or
Florida ID.
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DEC. 1: Dana Pike, daughter,
to Angela and Dana Pike; Isa-
belle Dwyer, daughter, to Tiffa-
ny Norman and Thomas Dwyer
of Riverview; Lino Barrera, son,
to Guadalupe and Isaac Barrera
of Lakeland
DEC. 2- Kylie Bozeman,
daughter, to Shaleena Hibbard
and Joseph Bozeman of Valrico;
Aaliyah Soto, daughter, to Ame-
lia Camargo and Efrain Soto Jr.
of Mulberry
DEC. 3: Tarre Kitt Jr., son, to
Tandra Phillips and Tarre Kitt of
Plant City; Nevaeh Dale, daugh-
ter, to Katie Ellis and Paul Dale;
Eric Crispin, son, to Maribel
Mendoza and Tizoc Crispin of
Plant City; Matthew Daley, son,
to Melissa Smith and Jerhmaine
Daley of Lakeland
DEC. 5: Kenzie Anderson,
daughter, to Kristin and Scotty
Anderson of Seffner; Isabella
Comas, daughter, to Carmen
and Peter Comas of Plant City
DEC. 8: Kodie Truini, son, to
Crystal Gillham and Robert
Truini of Plant City
DEC. 9: Raymond McCarson
III, son, to Jennifer Pompanio
and Raymond McCarson of
Dover; Rylan Fee, son to Krystin
Herndon and Daniel Fee; Maritza
Guillen, daughter, to Norma and
Juan Guillen of Dover

EGG DROP: The third annual
Great: Egg Drop, sponsored by
First Baptist Church of Plant
City, will be held 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. March 28 on land the
church owns at 3309 S. James
L. Redman Parkway, also known
as State Road 39, across from
Sparkman Road. The event will
include plastic eggs dropped by
a helicopter, free food and
drinks for children, hot air bal-
loon, games and more. Call
(813) 752-4104.
Family Outreach Church of Plant
City, 1214 W. Reynolds St., Suite
2, is launching a new leadership
training program, the Christian
Leadership Development In-
stitute, to provide instruction in
the basic skills needed for as-
sisting with positions of leader-
ship within ministries. Some
topics covered in the seven-
week training program will
include qualities of an effective
leader, communicating effec-
tively and more. Pauline Rivers,
the church's co-pastor and an
organization development and
_JIEjnig consultant with a doc-
toral degree from the University

DEC. 10: Isabel Figueroa,
daughter, to Glendaliss Santos
and Ervin Figueroa of Tampa;
Salya Rodriquez, daughter, to
Amanda Barrett and Juvenino
Rodriquez of Plant City; Eliza-
beth Weaver, daughter, to Sara
Green and Tyler Weaver of Plant
City; Stuart Posner, son, to
Rebecca and Scot Posner of
Plant City
DEC. 11: Dillon Everett, son, to
Rejina Gurrola and Gary Everett
of Plant City; Annie Joiner,
daughter, to Melissa Armstrong
and Dusty Joiner of Plant City;
Eric Flores, son, to Maria Guer-
rero and Raul Flores of Mulberry
DEC. 19: Karys Jones, daugh-
ter, to Jaime Gietzen-Jones and
John Jones of Plant City
DEC. 21: Bryan Castro-Rosales,
son, to Francisca Rosales and
Gilberto Castro; Aniya Sweat,
daughter, to Alecia and Jona-
than Sweat -
DEC. 23: Jasmine Olivas,
daughter, to Jennifer and Ale-
jandro Olivas of Plant City
DEC. 29: Avery Adams,
daughter, to Melissa and Jake
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Lara, daughter, to Estrellita and
Jose Lara of Plant City; Sophia
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and Joe Quesenberry of Plant
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to Ashley Nunez and Leopoldo
Garza; Jenna Martin, daughter,
to Rachelle Boback and Rodney
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designated Sunday afternoons
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PLANT CITY The Plant City
Garden Club has presented its
December beautification
award to Sally Spooner of Pad-
dock Drive, who moved here
in May.
It has not even been a full
year, yet she managed to do an
amazing amount of work in
her gardens. The yard was
filled with plunbago, which is
great, but she wanted variety.
So she replaced much of it
with new and interesting
plants on all sides of her home.
All along the perimeter of
the house, decorative pavers
placed in a serpentine manner
allow gardens to swell into
larger areas out into the yard
and then retreat back again up
nearer to the house. These
areas are mulched and planted
with everything from orna-
mental grasses to small and
bushy plants to small and me-
dium-sized trees. Some are fo-
liage plants and some are flow-

Lava rocks and metal or
ceramic sculptures are found
here and there to add to the
The largest area leading by

walkway to the house has a,
sizable earthenware pot with
bougainvillea in it and African
iris and snowbush nearby. Lit-
tle rust-colored lanterns lead
the way to the house. By the

front door is a large potted
dracaena with a frog reclining
on a "leaf chair" next to it. The
pavers then run left along the
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front of the house where a
hedge of loropetalum, also
called Chinese fringe, is the
backdrop for several plants
such as pittosporum and man-
The centerpiece for the area
on the left front of the house is
a young bottlebrush tree.
Plumbago, three pineapple
plants, periwinkle, a coontie
palm, a firecracker plant, a
variegated hibiscus and oyster
plants surround it. Around the
left comer of the house, you
pass by pittosporum and vi-
burnum on your way to, and
through, a white picket gate to
the backyard. By the screened
porch, Spooner has planted
tibouchina, papyrus, bleeding
heart, coontie palms and vi-
Out in the yard, there is a
12-foot lime that bears no fruit;
however, a second fruit tree
more than makes up for it.
Through grafting, that tree is
able to bring forth oranges,
grapefruit, tangerines and
The back comer of the yard
is home to a birdbath standing



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This grouping of plants in Spooner's yard includes a bougainvillea
in a pot, Ti plant, African iris and mandevilla.

The back corner of the yard is home to a birdbath
standing among Mexican petunia, angel trumpet,
stromantha, jacobinia, day lilies and crotons.

among Mexican petunia, angel
trumpet, stromantha, jacobi-
nia, day lilies and crotons.
Along one side of the pool,
there are chrysanthemums,
four o'clock, a copper plant,
ixoras, periwinkle, kalanchoe

and plumbago.
The back side of the pool is
not just pretty; it also is a
vegetable garden. Spooner has
had good luck with her beef-
steak tomatoes, cherry toma-
toes and peas that are growing

A snow-on-the-mountain bush is among the plants in Spooner's
yard on Paddock Drive in Plant City.

on a stringed pyramid. She
also has broccoli, rainbow
chard and an herb garden
there. The herb garden offers
dill, sweet basil, lemon, thyme
and rosemary.
Turning the comer to the
last side of the house, there is a
multicolored birdhouse struc-
ture. It is not on a pole like we
are used to seeing; instead, it
has made excellent use of an
old tree stump. Running from

there to the front of the house,
we pass by red hibiscus, mari-
golds, nasturtiums, purple
shield and snowbush until we
reach the right front comer of
the house, where there is a
crape myrtle tree, gardenia
bushes, a pink hibiscus and
lots of blooming periwinkle.

Penny Bragg is a member of the
Plant City Garden Club.

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Simplicity Of Order And Worship

Members of Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church stand behind the heritage in their faith.

Tribune correspondent
WIMAUMA In 1875, five
miles east of Wimauma,.
25 people signed their
names to a charter, and Fellow-
ship Primitive Baptist Church
was born. Today, 12 committed
members maintain a timeless
and vital ministry and the his-
torical pioneer family cemetery.
Fellowship's interim pastor,
Elder Donald Martin, deacon Earl
Stanland and church member
Clyde Holland recently talked
about the church and its expan-
sion plans.
Q. How long have Primitive
Baptists been in Florida?
A. Elder Mosley came down
here in a horse and buggy in
1850 on a wilderness trail. The
Plant City Mount Enon Church
was the mother church of all
Primitive Baptist in Florida. And
this church [Fellowship] is one
of two that maintained the
original predestinarian position.
Q. How active is the church
A. We have 12 actual official
members; then anywhere from
20 to 30 in attendance. These
churches used to be hubs of the
community; today, people come
from all around.
Q. Is this the original building?
A. This building was built in .
1957; the original burned in
1963. We have 43 acres, in-
cluding the cemetery.
Q. Why are you expanding the
A. We wanted a building for
community functions, a place
where the community can gath-

Elder Donald Martin Sr., from left, deacon Earl Stanland and Clyde
Holland are leaders in Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church.

er. So we started counting our
nickels and dimes, and we're
erecting it here by the cemetery
to better serve the community.
Q. How can people help?
A. There are many pioneer fami-
lies in this cemetery, and if
people want to help financially
to assist this program we'd be
grateful. The cost is probably
going to end up around
$100,000. Also, since 1904,
we've had Cemetery Workings
twice yearly. We'll eat together
and work the day.
Q. Define "Primitive."
A. Primitives maintain a simplic-
ity of order and worship that's
becoming more and more of an
interest. There is a draw to.the
simplicity here that the common
Baptists do not have; Primitives
are not into programs, enter-
tainment and so forth.
Q. Is the music different?


The church is at 10232 State
Road 674. Wimauma. and
meets at 10:30 am. the first
Sunday monthly; a luncheon
follows each service. Elder
Donald E. Martin Sr. is interim
pastor. Call (352) 793-1721.

A. We sing totally a cappella,
and we sing by meters, not by
notes. It's been a tradition since
1717 in the United States. We
feel God has given us voices as
instruments without the
drowning out of the noise. The
only Primitives with instruments
are the Progressive Primitive
Q. When did Primitive Baptists

Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church was established in 1875 and
wants to add a new building.

A. We came from England in the
early colonies. They were called
Strict and Particular Baptist. In
1832, after the Black Rock Ad-
dress in North Carolina, the
missionary-minded went to the
left and the Primitives went to
the right. We have a strict posi-
tion against means and meth-
ods; we continued to go the old
Q. So what is the church up to
A. The historical aspect of the
Gospel we stand for and the
heritage we've maintained
through the years is more im-
portant than what we're up to.
Q. Were you raised Primitive?
A. I was raised Methodist, then
converted ... at 27. I went to the
Southern Baptists, then started
to minister among Primitive
Baptists in 1975. I'm an elder -
that's what we call preachers -
we don't take titles of reverend.

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(And thankful that you gave us your sense of humor.)
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We love you very much and are all so proud of
the wonderful Christian example you have always been!

.Happy B birthday!

....... Betsy, Pam, Renee. Todd & Sarah

I've been interim pastor here
since two years.
Q. How important is tradition?
A. As a Primitive Baptist assem-
bly we've carried on the history
just as it was when the church
was established. What we do
here on a given service day is
no different from what they did
back in 1870. Simple singing
and Scripture discourses from
the pulpit with no kind of pomp
and show. The simplicity is one
of the key things to our witness.
, We've been an unchanged
group of Baptist people down
through time.
Q. Dinner on the grounds?
A. Every Sunday after church.
Q. Why do Primitives resist
programs and missions?
A. We believe in the absolute
predestination of all things. We
believe God has called out a
people throughout the genera-
tions of time.
Primitive Baptists maintain
that this election work of God is
being accomplished and he's
bringing people into his church
as he so desires. We believe
that if someone is to be here,
then God in his sovereign pur-
pose/will bring him here. We're
not trying to build the church
bigger and better by the efforts
of men's hands.
Q. How do you feel about the
A. I feel very positive, and here's
why. We believe in the absolute
sovereignty of God that God
is in control of all things. We
have confidence that our God
has everything under control.

Derek Maul can be reached at

Mardi Gras Theme For Garden Club

PLANT CITY Mardi Gras was the theme for the Plant City '
Garden Club's annual flower show.
The club has been sponsoring the show for more than 30
years to give members a chance to showcase their talents.
Entries in the Feb. 5 show played off the Mardi Gras theme.
Here's a list of the winners:
Wynona James, horticulture excellence award for her
jewel orchid and award of merit for her bromeliad
Em Rawlings, award of merit in horticulture
Liz Miller, award of merit in the arboreal class
Jan Griffin, collector's showcase award and award of
merit for her cacti
Sandra Lodato, award of merit for her hanging basket
Mikie Snyder, education award for her display on the
club's garden of the month program
Liz Miller, floral design award for her petite design titled
Beads & Bangles
Jan Griffin, table artistry and designers choice awards
Margaret Rodwell and Tina Mallare-Pike, novice design -"'
winners. Plant City Garden Club
A staff report Mardi Gras was the theme at the Plant City Garden Club's annual flower show. Club members Teri
Eller, left, and Em Rawlings are shown in front of one of the displays.

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a general meeting at 10 a.m.
Monday at the home of Lisa
Firm, 208 Sugar Creek Drive,
Plant City. The topic will be
gardening in small spaces. The
public is welcome. For informa-
tion, call (813) 404-4922.

ton Memorial Library, 302 W.
McLendon St., Plant City, will
offer the following programs for
children during the month, in-
cluding 9:30 a.m. Tuesday for
toddlers 15 to 30 months; 10:30
a.m. Tuesday for preschoolers
21/2- to 5 years old; and baby
time 10 a.m. Thursday. Themes
for the Tuesday children's pro-
grams include St. Patrick's Day
on March 17, pigs on March 24
and backward day on March 31.
Call (813) 757-9215.

Memorial Library, 302 W.
McLendon St., Plant City, will
offer the following computer
classes for adults this month: 7
to 8 p.m. Monday, mouse skills
and keyboard basics; 7 to 8 p.m.
March 23, Windows: introduc-
tion; and 7 to 8 p.m. March 30,
Windows: control panel, files
and CDs. Registration begins an
hour before each class at the
information desk. Classes are
limited to 22 participants. Call
(813) 757-9215.

CARD PARTY: The Plant City
Woman's Club's annual card
party will be at 11 a.m. March
20 at its clubhouse, 1110 N.
Wheeler St. The cost is $20. The
event will include a silent auc-
tion, lunch, beverages, desserts,
bridge, canasta, dominoes,
cards and fellowship. Tickets
will be sold at the door. Call
(813) 752-3737.


SOCK HOP: An annual sock hop
to support the Plant City Cor-
nerstone Center will be April 4
at Brownlee's Barn, 5320 Berry

Irish Block Party
Planned Saturday
PLANT CITY A local pub
is holding an Irish block
parm Saturday that includes
children's activities and a
dog costume contest.
O'Brien's Irish Pub, 1701
S. Alexander St., bills it as a
pre-St. Patrick's Day cele-
bration. The festilties start
at 2 p.m. and include face
painting, balloon artist, po-

Patch Road, off Jerry Smith
Road, Plant City. Food will be
served from 5 to 7 p.m., and a
disc jockey will play music from
6 to 10 p.m. Guests are encour-
aged to wear casual or retro
attire. Tickets are $20 for adults
and $10 for children. Money
raised will help support the
Cornerstone Center, 315 N.
Collins St., formerly the sanctu-
ary of First Baptist Church of
Plant City. Call (813) 659-0421
or (813) 754-9526.

The annual Ikon Children's Clas-
sic Golf Tournament will be
April 17 at Walden Lake Golf and
Country Club, 2001 Clubhouse
Drive, Plant City. The shotgun
start will be at 12:30 p.m. The
event, sponsored by South Flori-
da Baptist Hospital, the Greater
Plant City Chamber of Com-
merce and the Kiwanis Club,
supports children's causes. Call
(813) 757-8574

tired Hillsborough County school
bus drivers, attendants, me-
chanics and other workers are
invited to a Dutch treat break-
fast at 8:30 a.m. the second
Tuesday monthly at BuddyFred-
dys restaurant, 1101 Goldfinch
Drive, off Thonotosassa Road,
Plant City. For information, call
Charlotte Britt at (813)
752-3048, or Elizabeth Halstead,
(813) 659-1559.

Mediterranean Grill Restaurant
offers Turkish cabaret belly
dancing provided by the Troupe
Bal Hepsi Dance Ensemble from
7 to 9 p.m
Wheels of Plant City seeks vol-
unteers to deliver meals. Drivers
use their own cars and are
needed to work from 10 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. Call (813) 754-9932.
Send items at least a week before the
desired publication date to Communi-
ty Calendar, The Tampa Tribune, 101
N. Wheeler St., Plant City FL 33563,
e-mail to dnicholsonC@tampatrib.com
or fax to (813) 865-4441.

tato sack races and more. In
lieu of a coverage charge,
guests are asked to bring
canned or nonperishable
foods for a food drive to
help the needy.
A dog costume contest is
at 5 p.m. \vith prizes for the
best dressed dog. The dona-
don is $5 per entry and will
benefit the Kids and Ca-
nines organization.
For information, call the
restaurant at 1813) 764-8818.

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Honor Roll

Esther D. Burney

The following students made
honor roll for the second nine
weeks at Esther D. Burney Ele-
mentary School in Plant City:
Alonna Adger, Jaylene
Aguirre, Jennifer Arechiga, Isaac
Arevalo, Janel Bates, Jamayais
Bennett, Christian Bisono-Flor-
ian, Nain Blas-Carbajal, Noah
Booz, Twanya Boyd, Jada Brown,
Phebe Buckingham, Ticya Bush,
Brenda Camargo, Eusebio Ca-
margo, Erika Canales, Jorge
Cardona, Juliana Caro, Jalayzia
Carter, Ximena Castillo, Tavares
Chase, Christian Chavez, Elexus
Clark, Christejah Clarke, lyanna
Clemente, Jocelyn Cloutier,
Reginald Coffee, Antonio Coker,
Nicholas Coker, Cazorieonta
Cooley, Tytiuna Cooper and
America Cortes.
Also, Kashaiye Davis, Khasha-
rei Davis, Desean Defoe, Karla
Delafuente, Jajeisdaly Diaz,
Alexis Diaz-Ortiz, Karen Espino-
sa, Ricardo Estrada, Armando
Felipe, Enrique Felipe, Cristal
Figueroa, Ashley Fipps, Ben-
nesha Foster, Juliet Fouts, Lilia-
na Fouts, Estefany Gasca, Johna-
than Gonzalez, Victor Gonzalez,
Victoria Gonzalez, James Gor-
don, Tanyia Gordon, Freddie
Governor, Aryanna Greene,
Nekayla Griffith, Neril Griffith,
Elise Guion, Itzel Gutierrez,
Adilene Guzman, Elizabeth
Hayes, Ronald Hayes, Isabel
Hernandez, Jesenya Hernandez,
Leslie Hernandez, Yamile Her-
nandez, Steven Hill, Alexis Hur-
tado, Sariyah Hutchins, Marcus
Ijezie, Tyiun Ingram, Allera
Jones, Markel Jones, Tyrik Jones
and Nicholas Karppe.
Also, Darius Kelley, Jayla
Kelley, TeAriana Lampkin, Willie
Lampkin, Reanna Lane, Joshua
Lanouette, Ricardo Lara, Allyssa
Lewis, McKayla Loetscher, Angel

PITAL: These events are planned
for South Florida Baptist Hospi-
tal, 301 N. Alexander St. Classes
are free unless otherwise noted.
For information, call (813) 754-
4444 unless otherwise noted:
Diabetes support group: 5 to
6 p.m. first Tuesday monthly;
registration is required by call-
ing (813) 757-8202.
Blood pressure checks: 1 to 2
p.m. Tuesday at the communi-
ty resource center (main hospi-
tal lobby). No appointment
Cholesterol screenings: 2 to 3
p.m. fourth Tuesday monthly in
comriutfty resouce'6riter

Lopez, Bryan Lopez, Veronica
Lopez, Myah Lynch, Adam Man-
dujano, Joaquin Martinez, Victor
Martinez, Christian Mateo, Jere-
miah McAnulty, Olivia McAnulty,
Daquan McDonald, Zykerion
McKinley, Eric McLeod, Luis
Medina, Rodolfo Mendez, Jac-
queline Mendoza, Marteka Mor-
ris, Draven Nanney, Baldemar
Nava, Lesley Nava, Martha Nava,
Mark Onate, Kadrian Panier,
Dolshi Patel, Mihir Patel, Cas-
sandra Perez, Jacob Pfister,
Chastin Pielli, Deneja Piereira,
Andrew Phillips, Tyler Price,
Samantha Quintero, Samuel
Quintero and Denim Ragins.
Also, Jadun Range, Kaylise
Range, Daniela Regis, Anabel
Reyes, Angelica Rios, Aileen
Rivera, Emilio Rivera, Aracely
Rodriguez, Brisa Rodriguez,
Emilio Rodriguez, Elitza Rodri-
guez, Elizbeth Rodriguez, Estrel-
la Rodriguez, Jeremy Rodriguez,
Leonel Rodriguez, Lashawn
Rolle, David Romero, David
Roper, Jacqueline Roper, Hum-
berto Rosales, Alexa Ruiz, Elian
Ruiz-Arevalo, Jessica Ruvalcaba,
Janette Salas, Alexis Sanchez,
David Santamaria, Eric Santana,
Kailey Scanlon, Zachary Seifter,
Chelsey Sendoya, Garren Shep-
pard and Cionne Simmons.
Also, Keyontay Simmons,
Renee Slay, Kortney Smith,
Alexis Sotelo-Leyna, Vanessa
Soto, Janis Stafford, Marline St.
Brun, Saphire Sutton, Eric Tello,
Manuel Tello, Jaliya Thomas,
Kynilea Thompson, Damien
Tinajero, Maria Tobias, Naomy
Torres, Joshua Toston, Aydali
Trejo, Christian Trejo, Sandra
Varela, Hernan Vazquez, Jean-
karla Vasquez, Joelys Vega,
Jolyan Vega, Abel Villanueva,
Tykee Wallace, Jana Washing-
ton, Jyquez Washington, La-
neisha Watts, Cale Weidmayer,
Chase Weidmayer, Alissia Whit-
field-Falbru, Mackenzie Wiggins,
Alexis Williams, Yashar Wright
and Sylissa Young

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Bereaved parents group: 7
p.m. the fourth Thursday
monthly at the community con-
ference room. Call (813) 661-
CARE CENTER: The Pregnancy
Care Center of Plant City, 304
N. Collins St., offers free preg-
nancy tests, ultrasounds, in-
formation and confidential sup-
port. The center is open week-
days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vol-
unteers needed. Call (813) 759-
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will have a dance from 8 to
11:30 p.m. at the Stardust
Dance Center, 1405 S. Collins
St., Plant City.
The cost is $6 for members,
$7 for associate members and
$8 for nonmembers.
Call (813) 657-8071.

'Annie' On The Green
Scene on the Green presents
a free -screening of the 1982
family musical "Annie" at 8
p.m. on the Riverwalk at the
Tampa Bay Performing Arts
Center, 1010 N., Maclnnes
Place, Tampa.
Albert Finney and Carol.
Burnett star in the splashy film
version of the Broadway hit
that plays at Carol Morsani
Hall from June 12 to 14.
Scene on the Green is a
series of filns that aims to
enhance enjoyment of the live
stage version that is coming to-
the arts center. Bring lawn
chairs and blankets; conces-
sions will be available.
For details, go to
wwiw.tbpac.com. -

Saturday Stardust Dance Center, 1405 S.
Collins St., Plant City.
The evening will include
UT Hosts Fea Market dancing, music by Mike John-,
Sston and.comed beef and cab-
The Chiselers' 2009 Market bage. Cost is $10 per person.
takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 Singles and couples are wel-
p.m. at the University of Tam- come. For information, call
pa, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Donna Garzone at (813) 671-
The flea market offers food, 3009.
plants, flowers, jewelry, kitch-
enware, books, tools, toys, fur-
niture, collectibles and a silent
auction. Proceeds will be used All Weekend
for the restoration of the 1891
Tampa Bay Hotel.
For details, go to www Orchid Enchantment
.chiselers.org. The Tampa Bay Orchid So-
ciety hosts its 27th annual Or-
Mardi Gras For KidS chid Show and Sale Friday
Outdoor games, a search for through Sunday at the Bayani-
money and other activities are han Arts and Events Center,
planned from 6 to 9 p.m. for 14301 Nine Eagles Drive, Tam-
children ages 6 to 12. pa.
Mardi Gras -will be the The show theme is Orchid
theme of the Kid's Night, Holiday and includes show
sponsored by the Plant City judging by the American Or-
Recreation and Parks Depart- chid Society. Anyone wishing
ment, at the Planteen Recre- to submit orchids for judging
action Center, 301 Dort St. may enter their plants be-
Popcorn arid Kool-Aid will tween 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Frin-
be served. The cost is $5. day. All plants awarded tro-
Call (813) 659-4256. phies and ribbons will be on
display Saturday and Sunday.
Early St. Padd Day In addition, 15 orchid grow-
a ey a yrs will offer orchids for sale,
.St. Patrick's Day is the and orchid supplies and or-
theme for a,dance at 7 p.m. at chid art will be available.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5
Sp.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday. Admission is $5.
For details, go to www

Get Girl Scout Cookies
PLANT CITY Is your sweet
tooth craving a Thin Mint or
The Girl Scouts of West Cen-
tral Florida's annual cookie
sale is runs through March 22.
To locate where the Scouts
will be selling them, go to
www.gswcf.org for the Girl
Scouts' Cookie.Locator.
In the Plant City area on
Friday, the Scouts will be at
Blockbuster, 2313 Thonoto-
sassa Road; Saturday at South-
ern" Hospitality, 1709 James L.
Redman Parkway; and Satur-
day and Sunday, at the Publix
stores at 2515 Thonotosassa
Road and 2202 James L. Red-
man Parkway and the Sweet-
bay Supermarket at 205 W.
Alexander St.
All the proceeds from cookie
sales support Girl Scouting.
Call Susan Barnes at (813)
262-1769 for information.


Do You Like Poetry?
Poetry lovers will meet at
6:30 p.m. at Bruton Memorial
Library, 302 W. McLendon St.,
Plant City.
The meetings cover the craft
of writing, rediscovering the
classics and member critiques.
Call (813) 757-0212 or e-mail


Make A Habitat
Learn to make a backyard
habitat at a free class spon-
sored by Plant City's water
resource management divi-
sion at 6:30 p.m. March 19.
The class will be held at the
Utilities Maintenance Ware-
house, 1804 Spooner Drive.
Students should preregister
by calling (813) 757-9289, ext.

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