NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR THE FLORIDA CITRUS HALL OF FAME
Lakeland, Fla. (Aug. 29, 2011) —- Nominations will open on September 1, 2011 for potential inductees to The Florida Citrus Hall of Fame, with induction ceremonies scheduled to take place on Friday, March 2, 2012 at Florida Southern College in Lakeland. The luncheon is co-sponsored by Florida Citrus Mutual and the Florida Department of Citrus.
This will mark the 50th Anniversary of the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame, which began in Winter Haven in 1962 with the induction of 17 members. Additional activities for the weekend are being planned to mark the 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee Celebration, including a BBQ Barn Bash in honor of citrus and agriculture alumni from the University of Florida and Florida Southern College; a “Queen for a Day” Luncheon honoring former Florida Citrus Queens and representatives of the industry; and a Citrus Scramble Golf Outing. The weekend will conclude with a Golden Jubilee Dinner Gala on Saturday, March 3, 2012, honoring all of the Hall of Fame members and their families, highlighted by a special “Golden Memories” display featuring citrus memorabilia and photos, along with an historical video presentation to cap the evening.
Eligible nominees for the Hall of Fame are those distinguished leaders who have made significant contributions to the Florida citrus industry in any of the following fields: pioneers, harvesting, packing, processing, marketing, scientific and/or educational areas. Last year’s inductees were R. William “Bill” Becker of Vero Beach; Edgar S. Beeland (deceased), formerly of Winter Haven; Dr. Robert C. “Bob” Bullock, of Ft. Pierce; and Frank W. Savage (deceased), formerly of Eustis.
The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2011 and all nominations must include a photo. Any nominations received after this date will be considered for the following year. Nomination forms are available by contacting Brenda Eubanks Burnette at (561) 351-4314 or by visiting the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame web site at www.FloridaCitrusHallofFame.com .
Completed applications must include a photo and may be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or BBurne1003@aol.com. Hard copies should be sent to Florida Citrus Hall of Fame, P. O. Box 89, Lakeland, FL 33802.
For more information, please contact either John Jackson at email@example.com or Brenda Eubanks Burnette at (561) 351-4314 or BBurne1003@aol.com.
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