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Learn about some Lakeland firsts this month: The Lakeland Derby Dames, Polk’s first ever roller derby team, along with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, also a first for Polk.

10 SPOTLIGHT

The January Spotlight shines on Michael Mink, owner and coach of the Lakeland Raiders Indoor Football Team. Mink’s decision to honor his mother’s suggestion has turned out to be a very good thing for the players and loyal following the team is developing.

13 SPECIAL STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL FEATURE

We’re excited this month to present what’s new for the Strawberry Festival: Ron Gainey, the new president and the new Evelyn and Bautista Madonia, Sr. Agriculture Building. Also new is a queen with a pageant first: two grandmothers who also wore the crown. Meet the newly crowned Strawberry Festival Queen, Chelsea Bowden, along with her Court. Upbeat, cheerful, and ready to go - these young women are so excited to represent the industry and the community.

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EMERGE LAKELAND W hen Jessica Gutowski, a Michigan native, graduated from Florida Southern in 2009 with a degree in Communication, she wasn’t sure what her next step would be.

She volunteered to support Gow Fields Mayoral Campaign and ended up falling into a position at a staffing agency. “I was looking for ways to meet people my age,” says Jessica. “Someone suggested that I join [EMERGE], and I ended up going to one of their meetings where a couple of people took me under their wing.” EMERGE Lakeland is an organization established in 2003 by a partnership between the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Central Florida, and it

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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS CONNECT STORY BY: SARA ROBILLARD

was through this organization that Jessica was able to find the connection she was looking for. EMERGE has created a network for young professionals (ages 21-42), integrating members into the fabric of the professional, political and charitable aspects of community by encouraging them to build relationships here in Lakeland. Members of EMERGE enjoy many benefits professionally and socially through meetings and events hosted by the organization. Not only are you able to interact with other professionals that may help to enhance your career and expand your social network, but you are also provided volunteer opportunities. “I was raised that you give back always to the community, and I just wanted to get involved,” Jessica shares.

She serves as well as with EMERGE’s Steering committee and in that role encourages other young talent here in Lakeland to stay in Lakeland. “A lot of people who graduate or are from here go away and don’t come back. Lakeland is trying hard to keep that talent here.” One of the goals Jessica is working to achieve with the help of EMERGE is encouraging young professionals to not so easily dismiss Lakeland as a place to take root and grow. “There are so many great things to do and I think if people knew about EMERGE, they could meet other young people and that would be another reason they would enjoy it here.” It’s through building relationships that one can develop a better appreciation for community; the more connections an individual makes, the greater opportunities

one can have to enhance the lives of those around them. On the group’s website, http://www. emergelakeland.com, the organization lists upcoming events, as well as a blog that identifies local job opportunities. Potential members can also apply and find out more about what EMERGE has to offer. Keep an eye out for their “Casino Night” Membership Drive, March 22, at Preservation Hall in downtown Lakeland. It’s a free event geared towards informing all those interested about EMERGE. For more information, visit www. emergelakeland.com, visit the group’s Facebook page, or phone 863.688.8551, extension 228.


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LAKELAND HOSTS ITS FIRST-EVER SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE STORY BY: DEANA GARRISON | PHOTOS BY:KEN BUNDY

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veryone cheered and clapped as the activities began at Lakeland’s first ever Susan G. Komen race, held at the Joker Marchant Stadium on Saturday, January 14th, 2012. The presenting sponsors were Watson Clinic, Hall Communications, and Tiger Town. Love and fun filled the air as many teams showed their support for the battle against breast cancer in various ways. Many wore unique items as well as themed t-shirts. Despite the drop in temperature, one participant showed his support by wearing a pink bikini.

Guest speaker Linda Hurtado, ABC Action News anchor, had an inspiring story to share. As she told the devastating story of having to watch her mother battle breast cancer and not surviving, participants listened in silence. From watching her mother fight through the terror of the disease, she decided to take action on her own health. Luckily enough, Hurtado’s doctor was able to catch the disease in her own body in its early stages. She couldn’t express enough how a mammogram is one of the most important medical checkups for a woman to have. ABC Action News sponsored a team in Hurtado’s honor to show their support for her. A team from Bernie Little Distributors, Inc. decided to join the race when a co-worker’s

friend didn’t survive her battle. The company then decided to race for the cure together. Their huge group rallied and showed just what they thought about breast cancer and the need for a cure. Before and during the race, a survivor tent was the happening spot. Many survivors and their caregivers enjoyed the luxury of pampered treatment. Many tables filled the area with festive decorations and ample refreshments were available for their enjoyment. “Pampered Treatment” chairs were set up so they could receive special beauty care. “They can get a style, spray color, glitter, or anything they want for their pampered treatment,” said Suzy Composky, a volunteer for the cause. Raffles, coffee, breakfast items, and goody bags added to the excitement in the tent. The survivors could also have their pictures taken with their families and could pick up their photo in a beautiful framed keepsake. Many sponsor tents lined the side of the starting are and runners organized themselves with their groups under a huge balloon arch. On each runner’s face was the determi-

nation to not only run the race but run for the cure. The finish line was located inside the stadium at third base. In between races, ongoing exercise warm-up sessions created extra excitement, laughter, and fun. Winners for the 10k race were Scott Mackley (men’s race) and Kristen Tenaglia (women’s race). The 5k winners were Vince Tenaglia (men’s race) and Rosalinda Mills (women’s race). This first-ever race was a huge success and brought a lot of information and good company to Lakeland. Through smiles and tears the racers and volunteers bonded and appreciated in deep awareness the many who have not yet taken the steps necessary to protect their own health. The Susan G. Komen Race touched many lives here in Polk and is certain to be an event that grows bigger in the years to come.

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LAKELAND DERBY DAMES AND THE ROCKABILLY REBELS WRITTEN BY: TAYLOR FLUMERFELT

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t’s been almost two years since Lakeland became home to the world’s fastest growing women’s sport: roller derby.

Tiffany Guerrieri, known by fellow skaters as Cam Ram Chaos, founded the Lakeland Derby Dames with a few friends in March of 2010. They were inspired by the 1950s pin-up style, so the name “Dames” seemed fitting. Jessica Jemec a.k.a. Bo Deckher, president of the league, and her husband “Smack Brown” now own the Lakeland Derby Dames. “Derby is all about empowering women of every shape, size, color and background to make a difference in the world today and in the communities where we live,” Jemec said. The Lakeland Derby Dames didn’t have enough players in the beginning to have two home teams that could play each other. The only way the ladies could gain experience was to enter “bouts” with other women’s roller derby leagues in Florida, so the Lakeland Derby Dames’ travel team, the Rockabilly Rebels, was formed. The team is now made up of 20 ladies ranging in age from 21 to 45. They practice three times a week and recruit nights are held once a week. The Dames are willing to teach new recruits both how to skate as well as how to play roller derby. Referees and nonskating officials

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are welcome, too. They are currently in the process of selecting a new team captain for the 2012 season.

The Rockabilly Rebels’ 2012 season began January 22 with “The Dog Pound vs. The Alley Cats,” an open scrimmage bout to benefit the Lakeland SPCA. All home bouts are held at Sun ‘n Fun Hanger E. Anyone is welcome to watch the Rockabilly Rebels battle it out. “We would like to see everyone in Polk County out at a bout,” Jemec said. The Lakeland Derby Dames hope to survive the 2012 season with little to no injuries and increase team membership so as to have two home teams by the end of the year. They also hope to someday hold skating camps for kids and young women who want to get involved with roller derby. “This upcoming season…is going to be great and I think that we, as a league and skaters, will continue to learn from each bout we play. I look at this season as a growing time for the league and team. I also think it will be a lot of fun since we have our own place and we will be playing a few different

leagues than last season,” Jemec said. The Dames are currently sponsored by Sun ‘n Fun and TIC Skate Gear. In the past, they have helped build homes for Habitat for Humanity and participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Another goal for the team this year is to host a themed bout centered around a nonprofit organization in order to raise funds and awareness for the organization’s cause.

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“I did everything for free. There were no trial fees. I basically put all the money into the team and assigned myself to the Head Coach position.”

Interview by Brian West

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eople get involved in all sorts of things for all sorts of reasons. But Michael Mink’s journey into football, as a coach and owner, were inspired by the thoughts and visions of his mother. Sure, parents can be the inspirations for many great things, but you’ll find Mink’s story a little more compelling. I recently had an opportunity to speak with Mink and hear about the journey to his most recent destination.

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Focus: How did you become affiliated with Indoor Football?

Mink: I guess it’s a long story. I grew up in Tampa. I was a baseball player. I played for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I graduated in 1988. My mom and dad were married for 58 years, and then my father passed away. I was picking my mom up a couple of times a week, just to get her out of the house. She was a big Bucs fan and a big John Gruden fan. She said to me, “You know, you would do well coaching football. You’ve got the emotion, the drive and fire. You should get into coaching football.” But I told her I was too busy running my company and I had a 1-year old at the time. There just wasn’t time to be coaching football. My days in sports were done. So we went out another time. We went to the Palm in September of 2003, and she told me that she had a vision of me helping a lot of guys. Then she said it again, “You should get into coaching football.” I told her I didn’t have a resume to coach football, and didn’t even know where to begin. Then we were supposed to go out to dinner again on


September 11th, and I was calling her, but she wasn’t answering the phone. So I met my sister at my mother’s condo and we found her murdered. Someone had broken in late the night before, to rob her. She resisted and fought them, and that’s how we found her. So this is why I got involved in football. A couple of years went by and I was just trying to find her killer. I hired private investigators and attorneys. In the meantime, I got a check for about $60,000 for an insurance policy on my mom. I decided not to spend the money on me, and to use it to start a football team. In 2005, I formed the Gulf Coast Raiders of the SSFL – a semi-pro team.

Focus: So what is your biggest opportunity this season?

Focus: That’s quite an endeavor.

Mink: The Florida Tarpons are our rivals because they’re in our state. But the Eastern Kentucky Drillers and the Cincinnati Commandos are probably the most competitive. Easter Kentucky hasn’t had a home loss.

Mink: Yes. I did everything for free. There were no trial fees. I basically put all the money into the team and assigned myself to the Head Coach position. I also had some great staff. I had James Jones who played for the University of Florida as a fullback. I had Steve Hawks as the Offensive Coordinator. BJ Cox, a former Tampa Storm player, was the Defensive Coordinator. So I had a good staff and some good talent around me. And we had some good kids around. We got kids from all over Tampa and St. Pete. We did well. We went 9-1 and won the regular season championship. It was a success. More importantly, we were able to got guys like Theo Wilson, Octavious Day and Cedric Evans that all made it to the pro arena league. So the team overall was successful.

Focus: I understand you spent some time with the AIFA?

Mink: Then I got a call from a guy on the Bucs staff that said the NIFL, which is the league the Thunderbolts were in, needed a replacement team in Osceola – the Osceola Ghost Riders. It was about 3:30 p.m. on a Friday and the game was scheduled for 7:30 p.m. I had to get our equipment out of storage and call some people and get everything organized. So even though our season was over, it was a chance to get everyone together and show what we could do. The next thing we know, we had about 20 guys meet at the International Mall to drive to the game in Orlando. We arrived at about 7:15 p.m. It was a nice introduction to Arena football, a classic butt whipping. But our guys did well in the second half. We outscored them in the second half and started to make adjustments. We were an outdoor team playing in-door. It’s a much different game. It’s much quicker and the rules are different. The next thing I know, the league President asked if I was interested in purchasing the Montgomery team. So a business partner and I purchased the team. I coached the team and we went 1-5. We had a press conference and I made the bold statement that I was going to bounce the team back and make the playoffs. We won the next 6 of 8 to finish 7-7 and made the playoffs. Unfortunately, our run in the playoffs started here and we had to play the Thunderbolts. They beat us 7266. That was my introduction to football. I didn’t agree with some of the policies and the way things were done, so my business partner and I decided to form the AIFA. I managed the AIFA and coached in the AIFA for 5 years before I resigned in November 2010. During that time I went 37-22 as a head coach.

Mink: People getting to know us, and spreading the word about us. We’re not going to be like a lot of others teams here in the past and just come and go away. People want to see stability. Companies want to see stability. That’s what we’re trying to create is a program. I want to have a program here where guys come out of here and go to the NFL. We have some guys that have a shot right now with proper training and getting the right work in.

Focus: Who is your biggest competition in the league?

Focus: Tell me something memorable that’s occurred that you’re able to laugh about.

Mink: I was in Utah playing a game against New Mexico. Our offense wasn’t able to move the ball. I was tearing these guys a new one. All of the sudden I feel a tug at my leg. My daughter, Sierra, jumped the wall and was tugging on my leg. I looked down and she said, “Daddy, can I have two more dollars for candy and a Coke?” I had to switch to my “father voice.” I said, “OK” and gave her some money. Then I turned around and all the players were like, “Daddy, would you stop yelling at us?” Mink is a determined man. He’s invested a lot of time, money and sacrifice into this endeavor. He has nothing to lose and everything to gain. And with his will to win, he’s going to see continued success. We would like to wish you and the team the best of luck this season. The season opens March 10th at 7:15 p.m. at the Lakeland Center as the Raiders take on the Rome Rampage. You can find more information at www. lakelandraiders.com

Focus: What brought you back to the game?

Mink: I was out of football for a while. They caught my mother’s killer and the trial was scheduled for January of 2011. I was focused on that. I’d also torn my Achilles tendon trying to save a dog on the interstate. So I was focused on trying to rehab and seeing the trial through. The killer was convicted and we were finally able to see justice for my mother. And during this time, I was at a game and ran into one of my former players who saw me on the sideline and came over to give me a hug. He was telling everyone that I was the one who gave him a chance. “After the game, my 9-year-old daughter said, ‘Daddy, those people really care about you, and now I understand what you were doing.’ “ It made me feel good. That’s when I realized how much I missed being around all these great kids and realized the influence I was having on them. My mother was right.

Focus: So what’s on the horizon?

Mink: Well, we’re trying to start a Kids league. The plan is for them to play at 8:00 or 9:00 a.m. on the same day, but in the morning before us. It would be for 8-12 year olds and 4-12 teams. They would play on our field and our turf. I’m hoping to get 160 kids in here. We’ll have a lot of theme nights for our games. Our first game is going to be Heroes night. Sheriff Grady Judd is going to be doing a coin toss and we’re going to auction and honor our firefighters and police officers, and their families. The next game will be ‘Go Team Go Green.’ It’s about greenwise products. We’ll do a lot of promotions with a lot of products and it should be a great time for everyone. FOCUS MAGAZINE LAKELAND FEBRUARY 2012


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AGRICULTURAL CENTER A VERSATILE ADDITION TO STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL GROUNDS BY DAVE NICHOLSON

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ain, cold or heat won’t be a major concern this year for such Florida Strawberry Festival favorites as the steer show and lamb costume contest.

Thanks to the new Evelyn & Batista Madonia Sr. Agriculture Show Center, festival livestock shows have a permanent home, complete with bleacher style seating, heating and air conditioning. “We won’t have to worry about the weather,” festival General Manager Paul Davis said. The center won’t be hard for festival guests to find. At 33,000 square feet, the Madonia center is by far the largest building on the festival grounds – nearly twice the size of the TECO Expo Hall. The center, named for the well-known owners of the Red Rose Inn and Suites and a large farming operation, was constructed at a total cost of about $3.6 million. The building is a centerpiece of the festival and will be “center stage,” when the gates open March 1, Davis said. The building sits on nearly 4 acres on Oak Avenue in the northwest corner of the festival grounds, near the Tomlin Middle School gymnasium. The center replaces rented livestock tents. The building has gotten rave reviews since it was completed early this year. It has already housed such festival events as the Strawberry Ball, festival queen’s pageant and fashion show. For the festival, it will be converted to a livestock area with gates and fencing anchored in the concrete and indoor-outdoor carpeting. Spectators shouldn’t have trouble finding a place to sit during livestock shows, sales and contests. The bleachers can seat 1,700 to 1,800, far beyond the capacity at the tents that used to house the events.

The center will only be open during festival livestock events; at other times it won’t be accessible to the general public. Competitors in the livestock shows will have access for practices and the like. The festival is all about agriculture and a permanent home for livestock shows has been in the works for many years. Davis said festival President Ron Gainey deserves credit for his extensive work on developing a versatile design for the center. City Commissioner Mike Sparkman, who previously served as president, said Gainey played a key role in shaping the center, including making trips to the Georgia National Fair in Perry to view a similar building. “Ron Gainey poured a lot of time and effort into making this a reality,” Sparkman said. Gainey gave credit to other members of his committee. “It wasn’t just Ron Gainey, it was everyone working together to make this all happen,” he said. The Madonia center is the first phase of a plan to improve festival facilities for livestock events, Gainey added. He hopes the festival can complete the vision by adding two pavilions to house livestock adjacent to the center in time for the 2013 celebration of King Strawberry. Gainey said city commissioner and Festival Director Rick Lott, with the Visions and Innovations committee, is heading up the efforts to sell naming rights to the pavilions to help pay for construction costs. He added that the relatively new committee is exploring other ways to improve the festival in years to come.

Paul Davis shows off the new Eveyln & Batista Madonia Agricultural Show Center

“We are looking ahead not just to the next festival. We are looking 10 to 20 years down the road,” he said.


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Queen & MEET THE 2012 FL STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

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Each year since 1930, the City of Plant City and the Florida Strawberry Festival kick off the season with the selection of a new Queen and Court. And each year, a lot of work goes on behind the scenes with the Plant City Lions Club and the Lions Auxiliary to present a pageant that to make everyone proud and to deliver five young ladies who can represent the Festival and our city. And each year, we do just that. Still, we find ourselves asking, “How can we get another five girls as good as those we had the year prior?” Thankfully, year in and year out, the young ladies in our area step up to the challenge. This year is no different as the 2012 Queen and Court were named just a few weeks ago. I had a moment to speak with First Maid- Calli Jo Parker and Court Members Olivia Higgins, Erica Kelley and Chelsea Talavera.

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2012 FL STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL The past several years have seen several milestones in the Florida Strawberry Festival Queen’s Scholarship Pageant. Lauren and Erica Der became the first sisters to wear the crown. Then the feat was repeated last year as Victoria Watkins, younger sister to Ashlee, became the second pair of sisters to wear the crown. This year, Chelsea Bowden becomes the first Queen to have grandmothers who wore the crown. That’s right, grandmothers. Both of Bowden’s grandmothers, Barbara Alley Bowden – 1948 and Ruby Jean Barker Redman – 1953 were Strawberry Queens. And as you might imagine, they’re both pretty excited for their granddaughter. Chelsea and I had a chance to speak a couple of weeks ago, immediately following her first official appearance as the 2012 Queen at lunch with the Plant City Lions Club – sponsors of the pageant.

FOCUS: TELL ME A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR FAMILY.

Bowden: I am one of three children. Both of my parents are educators. I come from a large family. I have 9 cousins on one side and 2 on the other. I’m really family-oriented. We spend Sundays together after church, eating dinner. We’re together for holidays and birthdays. We have a lake house where we like to spend time. When we are there, there’s usually about 20 of us, so it’s a pretty packed house and a lot of fun. Family is what’s most important to me.

FOCUS: WHAT DOES YOUR FAMILY THINK ABOUT ALL THIS?

Bowden: My family is still overwhelmed and still just taking it all in. They’re all still kind of in shock. I’m just so blessed to have this opportunity. Both of my grandmothers were Strawberry Queens, and they are so excited. My grandmother’s friends call them all day. They come over to my house and talk about how their friends are coming over and writing them. It’s really exciting.

FOCUS: PRIOR TO THIS YEAR, WHAT DID THE ROLE OF STRAWBERRY QUEEN MEAN TO YOU?

Bowden: I think it was someone that was the face of the Festival and the agriculture industry. The Strawberry Queen is also a role model to the young girls who look up to her. I know I always looked up to the role. The Queen is also someone that can get along with anyone. It was always something really special to me.

FOCUS: WHAT WAS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT FROM THE PAGEANT?

Bowden: The crowning moment was probably my most memorable. I’d have to say that was the number one moment for me. The interview was great. I felt like the judges really liked me. They gave

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me such great compliments that I was really kind of taken back. There were just so many FOCUS: IT’S ONLY BEEN A COUPLE OF DAYS SINCE YOU WERE CROWNED QUEEN, BUT I KNOW great moments. Meeting all the girls, even the ones that didn’t make it to the top five, YOU’VE ALREADY BEEN BUSY. they were all just so nice. I realize that I’m fortunate to have this opportunity. Bowden: Yes. We’ve already ordered our evening gowns and cocktail dresses. They’re beautiful. We’ve gotten our outfits together; clothes and shoes. We’ve also been to another luncheon. FOCUS: WHAT DID IT TAKE FOR YOU TO PREPARE FOR THE PAGEANT? Bowden: Oh my goodness. It took so much. I’m sure you probably know that a lot of the girls get coaches now. I had a coach, mostly for the interview portion because I was FOCUS: WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN? so nervous about it. And getting the hair and makeup, and the clothes - it was a lot of Bowden: I really enjoy going to the movies or renting from Red Box. I like to be with preparation. And I couldn’t have done any of it without the support of my parents. my family of friends on a Friday or Saturday night. I’m an outdoorsy person, which a lot

FOCUS: WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST?

Bowden: Getting to know all of the girls has been so much fun. And I’m really looking forward to getting to the Festival and meeting all the entertainers. That’s just going to be so much fun, and each of us have someone that we’re really excited about. I’m also looking forward to spending time at the Palace, which is where we’ll stay during the day, and it’s amazing. We went last night to check it out and we all picked our seats. It’s amazing.

FOCUS: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE INTERACTIONS YOU HAD WITH THE FIRST MAID AND COURT?

Bowden: I think we’re going to get along great. We all have different personalities but they blend really well. We’re just all so excited about everything that’s ahead of us.

of people don’t know. I have 2 dogs and I really love going to Medard Park with them. I’m really athletic and love anything outside. I also love shopping, especially bargain shopping.

FOCUS: TELL ME SOMETHING ABOUT YOU THAT NOT EVERYONE KNOWS.

Bowden: I danced for about 8 years, competitively, before I became a volleyball player. I used to do tap, jazz, lyrical, ballet, hip hop. Not many people know that because I stopped competing when I got to the eighth grade because there isn’t much you can do with dance in high school, except cheering, and I’d never really done any of the jumps and flips. We have a color guard, but it’s not the same thing, so I had to branch out a little to something else.

FOCUS: WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO GAIN FROM BEING QUEEN?

Bowden: I think I’ll gain more knowledge about Plant City’s history. I already know a lot, but there are a lot of things I don’t know. I also expect to gain better speaking skills, Bowden: Yes, I’m a senior this year at Durant High School. I’m planning to go to HCC because a lot of what I have to do is talk with others. I’m sure I’ll be meeting a lot of people; a lot of influential people, and hopefully they’ll make an impact on me and each and study Nursing. I would like to go to the University of Florida for my second two one of the court members. years, but I’ll have to wait and see how the first couple of years go.

FOCUS: YOU’RE A SENIOR THIS YEAR. WHAT DO YOU INTEND TO DO AFTER YOU GRADUATE?

FOCUS: WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR INTEREST IN NURSING?

Bowden: I really like Science, Biology and Chemistry. I’ve always had great teachers at Durant. I want to do something in the mission field overseas. I want to make an impact on children. That’s my biggest goal.

FOCUS: I ALSO UNDERSTAND YOU’RE INVOLVED IN THE DURANT HIGH SCHOOL LEON CLUB. HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH THE LEOS?

Bowden: I got involved through Student Government. I’m a member and Mrs. Singletary sponsors Student Government and the Leo Club. So from Student Government, a lot of students will get involved in the Leo Club. Leo Club is the number one community service club to be involved in at Durant. Everyone is in it. We have a blast. We’ve volunteered at Pig Jam and the United Food Bank. And I have so many friends in it and that just makes it a lot of fun. Mrs. Singletary is just an amazing woman. I talk to her all the time. I spoke with her all the time leading up to the pageant and she was someone who gave me great advice. I really look up to her.

FOCUS: IS THERE ANYTHING YOU LIKE TO SAY TO CLOSE THE INTERVIEW?

Bowden: God has blessed me with such a great opportunity and I really want to thank Him and my family and friends. I’m just really looking forward to the year and getting to know the girls better. Chelsea Bowden is going to make a great Queen for the Florida Strawberry Festival. I have no doubts she will do an excellent job in representing the Festival and Plant City well. At 5’11”, Chelsea is the tallest Queen we’ve had since Beckie Brown (5’11¾”) in 1987. Interestingly, Brown and her mother Ruth, the first mother daughter Queens, were the emcees for this year’s pageant. If you find yourself out and about and happen upon Chelsea, introduce yourself. You’ll be glad you did. She’s a very sweet young lady and will make us all proud to have her as this year’s Queen. Congratulations, Chelsea! Enjoy your year and make the most of every opportunity.

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Court 2012 FL STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

FOCUS: CALLI JO AND ERICA, THIS WAS YOUR SECOND YEAR COMPETING, CORRECT? Parker: Yes. It was definitely easier than my first year competing, because I knew what to expect and what was coming. This year I just kinda had it in my mind that God has a plan, and whatever it is, I’m just going to let Him use me. When He placed me in the position I’m in now, it just felt so comfortable. You get placed where you know it’s right and you just know that it’s going to work out perfectly. So that was the state of mind I held throughout the entire pageant. It definitely helped keep me calm and collected.

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Calli Jo Parker

Kelley: I made the top ten last year but I had no idea what to expect. I think I messed up on the on-stage question last year, so that’s what I worked on most this year. I didn’t take it too seriously. My dad and my brother were at all of my dress fittings. They could probably do the pageant with me and do just as well. It even got to the point where my dad, whose the most country guy you could ever meet, was giving me pointers when I practiced my walk.

FOCUS: IT’S ONLY BEEN A FEW DAYS, BUT WHAT’S BEEN MOST MEMORABLE FOR YOU? Parker: That’s difficult. The whole night was just amazing. But I think when I was answering the impromptu question was probably the most memorable for me. I’ve told everyone, it’s so crazy how fast your brain moves when you’re on stage like that, but I did not realize how funny my answer was until I saw the judge’s faces. They were all just laughing. It was a very memorable moment for me. Higgins: It’s kind of funny. Just as Amber Carapezza was coming off the stage from delivering her commercial, there was fire in the building. We heard the commotion, but didn’t know what was going on. Then she came into the dressing room and told us what happened. That was pretty memorable. And we could hear Mr. Davis say, “We just want everyone to know that we rented these lights.” Kelley: When they called my name for the top five. I was the last one called, so I was a nervous wreck. It didn’t matter whether or not I was crowned Queen, just knowing that I made the Court meant everything. I was so happy. Talavera: The day after the pageant, we got to meet the Queen and Court from last year. I’ve never really talked with them, so it was really nice to see how close they are now after a year together. They’re all very close. So I’m really looking forward to having four new best friends.

FOCUS: WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST THIS YEAR? Parker: Honestly, visiting with all of the Directors’ wives. There are so many people that work the festival, and the Red Coats get a lot of recognition, but their wives and the women who work behind the scenes do just as much work as everyone else. I’m really excited to get to know them and thank them for everything they do.

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Higgins: Obviously the entertainers and the food, but one of the things I’m really looking forward to is getting to know the other girls. After seeing last year’s Queen and Court, and seeing how close they are and the relationships they have and knowing they’re relationships that will last a lifetime, that’s what I’m really looking forward to. Kelley: I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone. Today with the Lions Club was just a glimpse of what the year will be like. Everyone is so sweet and nice.


Talavera: I’m really looking forward to meeting the entertainers and lots of great food.

FOCUS: TELL ME ABOUT YOUR CAREER PLANS. Parker: I’m currently a freshman at HCC studying Agriculture Communications. I told my mom the other day, when I’m standing on the stage with a microphone, I just feel like I was meant to do that. That’s what I was born to do. Most of the girls were really anxious about that moment, but I couldn’t wait for that moment. I have no idea where I could do that [as a job] but to be somewhere speaking about agriculture, my faith, about anything in front of thousands of people - that is home to me. Hopefully Agriculture Communications will lead me to something like that. Kelley: I’m attending HCC. I’m studying Business Management and I want to open my own pageant gown store in Plant City. I want the dresses to be unique and custom designed. When you put on a dress, you have to feel beautiful on the inside. I want to share that with other girls. You can’t go to Prom or compete in a pageant and have a great time if you don’t feel beautiful and I want to help other girls have that experience. Higgins: I’ve been homeschooled since I was in Kindergarten. I’m a senior this year and started dual enrollment at HCC my junior year. The state pays for that, so I’ll graduate from high school this spring and then from HCC in December. Then I’ll go on to USF to finish my Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in English. I’d like to be able to teach at the college level. Talavera: I’m currently attending Plant City High School. After high school, I’m thinking about attending Southeastern College. It’s so pretty. I went to their Christmas musical and it was just so amazing. I just like that atmosphere and I’ve just had so many people say great things about it. So I’d like to go there, or maybe USF. I’d like to major in English and become a high school English teacher.

FOCUS: OLIVIA AND CHELSEA, WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR INTEREST IN TEACHING ENGLISH? Higgins: I enjoy English and I’m good at it. I like to write, and I want to be able to get married and have a family. I had a great teacher at HCC, Mrs. Galloway, and she inspired me to go for it.

Chelsea Talavera Talavera: Mrs. Jo Beth Newsome was my 9th grade teacher. She was just so amazing. I just knew that I had to be just like her.

FOCUS: CALLI JO, I KNOW YOU’RE A CHRISTIAN. WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE NUMBER OF CONTESTANTS SHARING THEIR BELIEF IN GOD? Parker: The support was overwhelming. The sisterhood backstage was wonderful. Most of the girls were believers, which made it so much better. Last year I didn’t get the same feeling. This year, everyone was in the pageant to serve God, and it just made everything so much more enjoyable. We all look for the same things out of life, and especially these five girls that made the court. We all have one heartbeat. And I think it’s something that has already brought us closer together, quicker than any court I’ve seen, personally.

FOCUS: IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY? Parker: I really want to say thanks to my family. Kelley: I would really like to thank everyone that helped me. My coach, Crystal, was a blessing. She’s such a sweetheart. And I’m so thankful for the support I got from my family and friends. Higgins: I really want to say thanks to my family. Thanks so much to Lynn and Connie at Tip to Toe for being my sponsor, and everyone in the community that was giving me such good advice. Thanks so much for the opportunities we’ll have this year.

Erica Kelley

Talavera: I just want to say thanks to everyone in my family and my friends for all their support. These are 4 great young ladies. They’re all very grounded and come from good families in our community. They will do a great job in representing our city and the Florida Strawberry Festival in 2012. Congratulations to each of you. Enjoy every moment. FOCUS MAGAZINE LAKELAND FEBRUARY 2012

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A FAMILY LEGACY OF FESTIVAL QUEENS CHELSEA BOWDEN AND TWO GRANDMOTHERS SHARE PAGEANT HISTORY BY CHERYL JOHNSTON

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hen Chelsea Bowden was crowned 2012 Strawberry Festival Queen recently, both grandmothers could so relate. That’s because they have each worn that symbol of royalty in earlier pageants.

Chelsea, a 17-year-old Durant High School senior, is now a Queen notable as the first to have two grandmothers who had also reigned. Additionally, the three also share deep Plant City roots, strong connections through family service to the Festival, and lifelong memberships at Plant City’s First Baptist Church. Ruby Jean Barker Redman and Barbara Alley Bowden both described their response to Chelsea’s new title as “elated.” Ruby Jean Redman, the 1953 Queen, entered the competition with several friends, she said, “as a joke, thinking I had no chance. Like today, there were so many pretty girls.” Her experience, she recalled, was “quite different from Chelsea’s.” In that year’s twonight affair, the court named Monday was “fitted with matching gowns for the announcement of the Queen” crowned three evenings later on Thursday.

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you’re eliminated, it’s not the end of the world. It’s fun and an honor to represent Plant City. Just make the best of it.” As for advice for her “tall and stately granddaughter with tremendous stage presence,” Redman has none. She laughed, “Mine would be so out of date. She’ll be just fine because she’s excited to do a good job.” Barbara Alley Bowden reigned in 1948, the first year the pageant established in 1930 resumed after a seven-year pause for World War II. Bowden’s pageant experience differed, too. She said, “We wore formal dresses only and mine was one I’d worn to a prior prom. Today it costs quite a bit for girls to compete with three outfits and time spent in practice. Now it’s very important to have lots of support from family and friends.” Bowden complimented the 2012 contestants. “All of the girls did a great job and anyone of them would have made a lovely Queen.” Then she added, “Obviously, though, we’re thrilled for Chelsea.”

Redman also noted a difference in pageant prizes. Today’s Queen and Court receive a New York shopping trip and scholarships. “Our prizes,” she said, “included money for a 6-week modeling course and kitchen appliances like toasters and coffeepots.”

When first time entrant Chelsea’s name was announced as 2012 Queen, her surprised look was priceless. Had the cameras zoomed in on the more than a dozen cheering family members, they also would have captured a perfectly priceless picture of hometown family love and support.

Redman, who later served numerous years with the Lions Club pageant committee, offered helpful advice to future contestants. “Don’t take the competition too seriously. If

And because of that love, our new Queen says she wants nothing more than “to carry on a legacy.”

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STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL PRESIDENT RON GAINEY LOOKS FORWARD TO OPENING DAY BY DAVE NICHOLSON

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on Gainey’s service at the Florida Strawberry Festival has literally taken him from the pigpen to the presidency.

Gainey is in his first year in the top job but he’s a veteran festival volunteer whose early roles included heading up the swine show. He promises a bumper crop of fun for guests when the fest opens its 11-day run on March 1. “We look forward to a great year at the festival,” said Gainey, who was elected to the position in April by his fellow directors. Festival General Manager Paul Davis said the choice of Gainey was a good one as the celebration stays true to its hometown roots. “Ron Gainey has a passion for the festival and he has a passion for this community,” Davis said. “He really works hard to make sure every event is better than the last.”

Gainey, a native of South Carolina, moved to Plant City in 1966 after serving in the Navy for four years. He started working at Plant City Steel but soon decided on a career switch to insurance. Colleagues in his new line of work, including Billy Vernon and Ray “Rolly” Rollyson Jr., encouraged him to help out at the festival. He and his wife Vonda soon were busy volunteering – and loving every minute of it. Over the years, his roles have included heading up the festival’s switch to electronic ticketing and leading the committee on the $3.6 million Madonia center. Gainey said the groundwork for the Madonia center goes back to the early 1980s when attorney and former state lawmaker James L. Redman and rancher and citrus grower Harry Carlton first dreamed of such a facility. He hopes the festival can complete the vision by adding two livestock pavilions on the grounds by the end of the year, thanks in no small way to an anticipated $1 million generated by naming rights.

Gainey said visitors to the festival will notice changes that include competitive livestock shows in the new Evelyn & Batista Madonia Sr. Agriculture Show Center and volunteers who will roam the grounds offering assistance. Gainey credits his wife with the idea for what he calls Berry Ambassadors, a new set of volunteers who starting this year will help guests find their way around the festival He wants to make sure that the celebration of the area’s top crop offers a great entertain- grounds. The volunteers will wear identifying vests and “give directions or whatever ment value, including a lot of free shows. “We are the third largest fair in the state of help is needed,” actively seeking out guests who appear to be lost. Florida” and one of the largest in the nation, said Gainey, a 68-year-old agent at Poppell Insurance. Gainey notes that the festival runs on its 2,000 volunteers. He is enlisting the help of associate directors to expand the pool of volunteers. With the help of strong ticket sales for such headline acts as Reba, The Band Perry, Luke Bryan and Hank Williams Jr., and a larger than ever tribute to veterans, police and other “When you get new people you get new ideas and you get new volunteers,” he said. first responders on the March 7 American Heroes Day, he’s hoping crowds will top last year’s record 545,000.

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2012 FLORIDA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Direct Auto Insurance Free Grandstand: Limited stadium seats “FREE” for all shows with general admission. Seating is on a first-come, first seated basis. Stadium shows are at 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm daily. Stadium cleared after each 3:30 pm show. Reserved seat tickets available at the Amscot Main Ticket Gate located at 2209 W. Oak Ave., Plant City, FL 33563. An additional ticket office adjacent to east side bleachers open during Festival to sell any remaining reserved seat tickets. Reserved concert seat tickets DO NOT include gate admission. Ages 3 & up require a ticket for shows. You can purchase reserved seat Tickets online at www.flstrawberryfestival.com. Gates open at 10:00 am & close at 10:00 pm daily. Children 5 & under are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. Children 6 to 12 require a youth ticket purchase of $5.00. General admission is $10.00 for patrons 13+. Dogs and/or other animals are not allowed on the Festival grounds unless they are a service or guide dog, non-human primate or animals in a show or contest. Certified trainers (with ID stating same) of companion dogs/animals will be allowed. All animals in shows or contests are to be removed immediately after the close of the event. No illegal drugs, firearms, alcoholic beverages, or pets are allowed on the Festival grounds. Because of the early printing of this events schedule, changes, errors, deletions, or omissions may occur, in which case the Florida Strawberry Festival® reserves the right to construe its own rules and regulations and to decide all matters and differences in regard thereto.

THURSDAY, MARCH 1ST Senior Citizen’s Day | Ride-A-Thon Day

Patrons 60 years of age or older get $2.00 off the gate admission of $10.00 all day. Senior Day is Sponsored By: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. Ride-A-Thon from 3:00 pm until 11:00 pm. A wristband purchased at the Midway for $19.00 will entitle the wearer to ride most mechanical rides for this one low price. 10:00 am.................. Gates Open.............................. Midway Opens at 12:00 noon 10:00 am – Close.... Poultry & Rabbit Shows......................... CF Industries Ag Tent 10:30 am – Noon..... Jimmy Sturr & Orchestra•................. Wish Farms Soundstage Noon........................ Senior Citizens’ Drawing• ................ Wish Farms Soundstage (One drawing only-MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN) 3:30 pm.................... The Oak Ridge Boys....................... Wish Farms Soundstage 7:00 pm.................... Youth Swine Show............................................... Patterson Co. Livestock Arena 7:00 pm.................... Karaoke Contest..................................Sweetbay Supermarket Showcase Tent 7:30 pm.................... Gretchen Wilson............................. Wish Farms Soundstage

FRIDAY, MARCH 2ND

Sweetbay Supermarket Day on the Midway Moonlight Magic Night Sweetbay Supermarket Day on the Midway 12:00 Noon to 10:00 pm Present any “My Essentials” non-perishable item at entry gate & receive $2.00 off the regular price of $20.00 Fun Pack Ride Coupon Book. Moonlight Magic – Ride most mechanical rides for one special price of $20.00 per person. All patrons entering the Midway for this event will be required to purchase a $20.00 wristband, 11:00 pm until 3:00 am. All patrons entering the grounds are subject to search. 10:00 am.................. Gates Open...............................Midway opens at 12:00 noon 10:00 am – Close.... Poultry & Rabbit Shows • ..................... CF Industries Ag Tent 1:00 pm.................... Dairy Contestant Judging....... Patterson Co. Livestock Arena 3:30 pm.................... The Gatlin Brothers/Crystal Gayle.......................................... ........................................................................................... Wish Farms Soundstage 7:00 pm.................... Youth Swine Sale.................... Patterson Co. Livestock Arena

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2012FLORIDA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm.Bell Shoals Baptist................................................................... ...................................................................Sweetbay Supermarket Showcase Tent 7:30 pm.................... Demi Lovato.................................... Wish Farms Soundstage 11:00 pm – 3:00 am.Moonlight Magic........................................................... Midway

SATURDAY, MARCH 3RD Kids’ Day | Youth Parade Day

Kids through high school age admitted free all day. Youth Stemming Contest Sponsored By: SunnyRidge Farm. Kids Day is Sponsored By: Wells Fargo. Suite Caroline Sponsored By: Fantastic Sams. 10:00 am.................. Gates Open..................................Midway Opens at 10:00 am 10:00 am – Close.... Poultry & Rabbit Shows......................... CF Industries Ag Tent 11:00 am.................. Youth Parade............................................State Farmers Market Noon........................ Dairy Show Showmanship................................... Patterson Co. Livestock Arena 1:00 pm.................... Suite Caroline................................. Wish Farms Soundstage 2:00 pm.................... Youth Strawberry Stemming....................................................... ....................................................................Stingray Chevrolet Entertainment Tent 2:00 pm.................... Dairy Show............................. Patterson Co. Livestock Arena 3:30 pm.................... The JaneDear Girls......................... Wish Farms Soundstage 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm.Hola Plant City........Sweetbay Supermarket Showcase Tent 7:30 pm.................... Air Supply........................................ Wish Farms Soundstage

SUNDAY, MARCH 4TH Mountain Dew Family Day

Bring a Mountain Dew can to the Festival and receive a voucher for $5.00 off the $25.00 wristband and ride all day for only $20.00. Mountain Dew can is not valid for gate admission. Dairy Shows Sponsored By: Tractor Supply Company. 10:00 am.................. Gates Open..................................Midway Opens at 10:00 am 10:00 am – Close.... Poultry & Rabbit Shows......................... CF Industries Ag Tent 11:00 am.................. Adult Showmanship (Dairy).... Patterson Co. Livestock Arena 11:30 am.................. Pee Wee Showmanship (Dairy)................................................. ................................................................................. Patterson Co. Livestock Arena 12:30 pm.................. Dairy Costume Ball................. Patterson Co. Livestock Arena 2:00 pm.................... Youth Plant Sale.................................... CF Industries Ag Tent 3:30 pm.................... Jake Owen....................................... Wish Farms Soundstage 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm... Registration for Baby Contest.............Sweetbay Supermarket Showcase Tent (Hillsborough County Babies Only) 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.. Baby Contest: Decorated Diaper Contest; Baby Features Contest; Diaper Derby (Hillsborough County Babies Only) 7:30 pm.................... Hank Williams Jr............................. Wish Farms Soundstage “Taking Back The Country Tour”

MONDAY, MARCH 5TH Grand Parade Day | Ride-A-Thon Day

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2012 FLORIDA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Regions Bank 1:00 pm.................... Grand Parade Begins................................ Downtown Plant City 2:00 pm.................... Grand Parade Passes by the Festival 3:30 pm.................... Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals............... Wish Farms Soundstage 5:00 pm.................... Lamb Jumping Contest.......................... CF Industries Ag Tent 6:00 pm.................... Lamb Show............................................ CF Industries Ag Tent 7:30 pm.................... Josh Turner..................................... Wish Farms Soundstage

TUESDAY, MARCH 6TH Red Hat Day | Ride-A-Thon Day

Ride-A-Thon From 3:00 pm until 11:00 pm. A wristband purchased at the Midway for $19.00 will entitle the wearer to ride most mechanical rides for this one low price. Red Hatters get $2.00 off the gate admission of $10.00 all day. Red Hat Day Sponsored By: Red Rose Inn & Suites. Adult Stemming Contest Sponsored By: SunnyRidge Farm. 10:00 am.................. Gates Open.............................. Midway Opens at 12:00 noon 10:00 am – Close.... Poultry & Rabbit Shows..........................CF Industries Ag Tent 10:30 am.................. Red Hatters Welcome............................................ Grandstand 2:00 pm.................... Adult Strawberry Stemming Contest.......................................... ....................................................................Stingray Chevrolet Entertainment Tent 3:30 pm.................... Brenda Lee...................................... Wish Farms Soundstage 7:00 pm.................... Lamb Costume Contest......................... CF Industries Ag Tent 7:30 pm.................... Vince Gill......................................... Wish Farms Soundstage

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7TH American Heroes Day | Ride-A-Thon Day

Ride-A-Thon from 3:00 pm until 11:00 pm. A wristband purchased at the Midway for $19.00 will entitle wearer to ride most mechanical rides for this one low price. All active, reserve, retired military, veterans, law enforcement & first responders are admitted free with valid ID. American Heroes Day Sponsored By: FOX 13 CARE*FORCE 10:00 am.................. Gates Open.............................. Midway Opens at 12:00 noon 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.Poultry & Rabbit Shows......................... CF Industries Ag Tent 1:00 pm.................... Superdog Corndog Eating Contest............................................. ....................................................................Stingray Chevrolet Entertainment Tent 3:15 pm.................... Honor American Heroes................. Wish Farms Soundstage 3:30 pm.................... Lee Greenwood/Louise Mandrell.. Wish Farms Soundstage 6:00 pm.................... Youth Steer Show................... Patterson Co. Livestock Arena 7:30 pm.................... The Band Perry............................... Wish Farms Soundstage

THURSDAY, MARCH 8TH Senior Citizen’s Day | Ride-A-Thon Day

Patrons 60 years and older get $2.00 off the gate admission of $10.00 all day. Senior Day is Sponsored By: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. Ride-A-Thon from 3:00 pm until 11:00 pm. A wristband purchased at the Midway for $19.00 will entitle the wearer to ride most mechanical rides for this one low price. 10:00 am.................. Gates Open.............................. Midway Opens at 12:00 noon 10:30 am – Noon..... Ronnie McDowell............................ Wish Farms Soundstage Noon........................ Senior Citizens’ Drawing Wish Farms Soundstage (One drawing only – MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN) 3:00 pm.................... Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest........................................ ....................................................................Stingray Chevrolet Entertainment Tent 3:30 pm.................... The Charlie Daniels Band.............. Wish Farms Soundstage 7:30 pm.................... Luke Bryan...................................... Wish Farms Soundstage

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2012FLORIDA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FRIDAY, MARCH 9TH

The Tampa Tribune Day on the Midway Moonlight Magic Night The Tampa Tribune Day on the Midway Noon to 10:00 pm - $2.00 off the regular price of $20.00 Fun Pack Ride Coupon Book. Sponsored by: The Tampa Tribune. Moonlight Magic – Ride most mechanical rides for one special price of $20.00 per person. All patrons entering the Midway for this event will be required to purchase a $20.00 wristband, 11:00 pm until 3:00 am. All patrons entering grounds are subject to search. 10:00 am.................. Gates Open.............................. Midway Opens at 12:00 noon 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.. Livestock Contestant Judging..................................................... ................................................................................. Patterson Co. Livestock Arena 3:30 pm.................... Cornell Gunter’s Coasters Bobby Hendrick’s Drifters The Platters..................................... Wish Farms Soundstage 6:00 pm.................... Showmanship Judging-Beef Breed............................................ CF Industries Ag Tent 7:30 pm.................... TobyMac.......................................... Wish Farms Soundstage 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm... Makenzie Raye....................................Sweetbay Supermarket Showcase Tent 11:00 pm – 3:00 am.Moonlight Magic........................................................... Midway

SATURDAY, MARCH 10TH Farm Worker Appreciation Day

Farm Worker Appreciation Day Sponsored By: Wish Farms. 10:00 am.................. Gates Open..................................Midway Opens at 10:00 am 10:15 am.................. Baby Parade................................................................. Stadium 3:30 pm.................... Allstar Weekend . ........................... Wish Farms Soundstage 7:00 pm ................... Youth Steer Sale..................... Patterson Co. Livestock Arena 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm..Rev. Art Jones and the Bible Based Fellowship Church Cathedral Choir..........................................Sweetbay Supermarket Showcase Tent 7:30 pm.................... Rodney Atkins................................. Wish Farms Soundstage

SUNDAY, MARCH 11TH Mountain Dew Family Day

Bring a Mountain Dew can to the Festival and receive a voucher for $5.00 off the $25.00 wristband & ride all day for only $20.00. Mountain Dew can is not valid for gate admission. Beef Breed contest Sponsored By: Purina Mills® 10:00 am.................. Gates Open..................................Midway Opens at 10:00 am 11:00 am.................. Youth Beef Breed Show..........................CF Industries Ag Tent 3:30 pm.................... Easton Corbin................................. Wish Farms Soundstage 7:30 pm.................... Reba................................................. Wish Farms Soundstage

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Call 813-719-7705 for appts/consultations 303 North Alexander Street, Plant City, FL

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We accept Medicare and Most Major Manage Care Policies. To Schedule a tour Please call:

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STACY MORRIS Polk County Tourism TV Commercial Featured Role

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Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce presents:

March 24, 2012 10 AM - 3 PM At the

Plant City Airport 4007 Airport Road

Displays, Demonstrations, and Information:       

Planes Remote Control Planes Model Trains Automobiles Police Dog Demonstrations Fire Department Fly Overs Trophy Presentation at 2:30pm

Other things to do: 

Free Flights to Kids Provided by the Young Eagles

(ages 8-17, registration closes at 1pm)    

Kids Play Area DJ Wayne, Kustom Karaoke Vendors Scouting Badge opportunities (Aviation and Railroad) Computer Flight Simulator Software

FREE ADMISSION  $5 PARKING For More Information Contact: Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce - 813-754-3707

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BUSINESS » BUSINESS PROFILE

DOGGIE STYLES A MOBILE GROOMING GROOMING BUSINESS F

WRITTEN BY: DEANA GARRISON

or busy pet owners, Doggie Styles Mobile Grooming is the right choice.

With the convenience of someone coming out to groom your pet right in your own front yard, this company has a fully equipped van with professionally trained staff to pamper your pet. Your dog will be bathed in a hydro massage bathing system to remove loose hair and dead skin. Through this system, the animal will enjoy a therapeutic massage with the use of organic products and warm water. Your pet will get the royal treatment. If you are looking for a full service bath for your pet, these start at $20 for small dogs, which includes trimming, nail trim, bath,

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fluff-dry, and a little extra pampering with colognes, bandanas, or bows. For your pet to receive all of that plus a full body groom you will pay the low starting cost of $40 for small dogs (large dogs start at $60). Owner/Operator Joel Hunter never rushes an animal to get to the next appointment. Each appointment is an approximate time as he takes his time and tends to the needs of each animal. However, if he is running behind due to traffic or a difficult pet, he will call you to let you know. By using this mobile service pet owners will cut out on the stress level of traveling and getting their pets to a different destination without the hassle of fur and fleas leaving a trail in the vehicle. Instead, let Joel Hunter do all the work for you.

Hunter is well versed when it comes to handling animals. He has rescued many animals in the last 20 years and just opened this mobile grooming business eight months ago. An animal lover, Hunter says, “This business helps me pay for my dog rescue.” Many dogs have Hunter to thank. In fact, he was one of the first responders who quickly came to the rescue during Hurricane Katrina. Well known in the community for his animal services, Hunter is called many times to come and help a dog in need. With his unselfishness, Hunter has been able to help animals for many years and enjoys every minute of it. Hunter will also help owners with advice on care for their animals. He has many times handed out samples of dog food that will benefit your dog from a store called The Doggie Bag. When he adopts out the animals he has rescued, he takes plenty of time making sure the new home is right for that dog. He asks new owners to promise that if they decide the animal is no longer right for their situation that they would bring it back to him.

This love he has for animals shows, which is why when he makes those home visits for grooming, the animals sense it and are calm. If you are interested in using this convenient business, you will need to call two weeks ahead of your schedule. To make an appointment, phone 863-535-5169 or visit the company’s website at joelsdoggiestyles. com. Go ahead. Give Doggies Styles Grooming a try. It will make your life easier and your animal will appreciate it, too.

DOGGIE STYLES GROOMING 863.535.5169 WWW.JOELSDOGGIESTYLES.COM


LakelandChamber.com

JOIN US IN WELCOMING BACK OUR DETROIT TIGERS TO LAKELAND FOR SPRING TRAINING 2012! Justin Verlander 2011 MVP and Cy Young Award Winner

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

JOKER MARCHANT STADIUM • GATES OPEN 6 PM

ADULTS $50 • CHILDREN (12 & under ) $25 NO TAKE OUT ORDERS • NO AUTOGRAPHS

Enjoy the “Famous Menu” of Roast Corn, Shrimp, BBQ Ribs, Char-broiled Steak, Italian Sausage, Baked Beans and Cole Slaw! To order your tickets contact

Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce 66th Annual Tiger BBQ

Post Office Box 3607 / Lakeland, FL 33802-3607 863-688-8551, Ext. 242 or 223

Make checks payable to The Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce Sponsored by

Jim Leyland

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DINING & ENTERTAINMENT » DINING PROFILE

FRESCO’S T

DOWNTOWN BAKERY & BISTRO STORY AND PHOTOS: ALDO TREVINO

ina and Tim Calhoon opened their Fresco’s Downtown Bakery & Bistro in May 2009 with the intention of service a quick breakfast and lunch for downtown employees, shoppers, and tourists. Tina brings more than 20 years of restaurant/ hospitality experience to her fourth restaurant. Later that summer the opportunity to double the restaurant’s size presented itself when the shop next door closed. They knew in their heart that this would be a great chance for broadening their level of service. Now Fresco’s serves a complete breakfast menu from breakfast sandwiches, French

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toast, pancakes, four different versions of Eggs Benedict, or homemade granolayogurt parfaits. Guests can also enjoy scones, turnovers, cookies, and delicious cakes at any time of day. Lunch items include salads, sandwiches, wraps, soups stuffed potatoes, quesadillas, and specialties such as the Crab Cake Sandwiches, Buffalo Meat Burgers and Fresco’s signature Knuckle Sandwich. Weekdays, choices also include a daily Blue Plate Special, Homemade Soups and Fresh Quiche. Among the full service dinner choices for the Friday Night Wine & Dine are two of Fresco’s signature dishes: the French

Onion Filet and the Marinated Pork Loins. Music enhances the festive atmosphere, too. Reservations are suggested, as this has become a popular Friday night venue. Diners can also enjoy a variety of wines (more than 50) and craft beers (36) to enhance the experience. Recently, the Calhoons added a private dining/meeting space and will offer Little Chefs Children’s Cooking Birthday Parties. For group gatherings, parties, and other celebrations, Fresco’s also offers full service catering. “From small office lunches to elegant full service weddings, including the cake, and everything in between,” Tim said, “Its safe to say Fresco’s can handle it.” Visit Fresco’s in the heart of downtown Lakeland at 132 S. Kentucky Avenue. The modern feel and fresh look of Fresco’s Bistro and Bakery entices first timers to add

Fresco’s to their list of “places to visit often and regularly.” The friendly and talented staff looks forward to helping each customer feel at ease and to see that their dining experience is an extremely pleasant one. View the menu and hours of operation online at www.frescosbakery.com or phone 863-683-5257.

FRESCO’S DOWNTOWN BAKERY & BISTRO E-MAIL: TIMCALHOON@HOTMAIL.COM PHONE: 863-683-5267 FAX: 863-683-5167 ADDRESS: 132 S. KENTUCKY AVE. LAKELAND FL 33801 WEB PAGE: HTTP://WWW.FRESCOSBAKERY.COM


ENTERTAINMENT » EVENT CALENDAR

LAKELAND

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

If you have an upcoming event and would like us to add it to our calendar of events, please email the information to: editorial@floydpublications.com

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3

» Have a Heart for the Homeless Concert

7 pm A concert event filled with a variety of music: folk, classical, and gospel. All proceeds go to the Talbot House Ministries First Presbyterian Church Tickets $15 For more information call 863-687-8475 or visit www.talbothouse.org

» Heart and Soul Blast From the Past Concert 7 pm to 10 pm Come out and honor Lakeland’s police officer Arnulfo Crispin. 3405 S. Florida Ave Tickets $20 For more information call 863-646-5731

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4

» Roll Out the Red Carpet for Harrison

6 pm to 10 pm Harrison Center’s 2012 fundraiser to help showcase some of Harrison’s finest talents. There will be performances, hors d’oveuvres, and a silent auction. 750 Hollingsworth Road For more information call 863-499-2855

» Chalk for Charity-Chalk Art Festival

11 am to 8 pm Lakeland’s 1st annual Chalk for Charity Festival. Come out and chalk your best artwork. All proceeds will help fund Knights of Columbus Global Wheelchair Mission and Lakeland Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association. Lemon Street, Downtown Lakeland For more information call 863-688-8787

» The Monarch School 1st annual Chili Cookoff

11 am to 2 pm Come taste the many varieties of Chili from fellow Lakeland neighbors. 1736 New Jersey Rd Students and kids 8 and under FREE Monarch Parents $5 General Public $6 For more information call 863-680-1290

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7

» Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm; and 7:30 Fantastic night of music from the vocalists of The 5th Dimension 701 W Lime Street Tickets $42. Parking $7 For more information call 863-834-8111

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8

» Forever Tango Featuring Anna Trebunskaya 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm

Enjoy the night watching FOREVER TANGO, a captivating musical highlighting the sensuous and sophistication of the beloved tango dance. 701 W Lime Street Tickets $42. Parking $7 For more information call 863-834-8111

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9 » CATS on Tour

7:30 pm Live theatre, wonderful music, magic, and mystery! Introduce your younger generation children to the wonderful classic musical CATS. 701 W Lime Street Tickets $42. Parking $7 For more information call 863-834-8111

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11

» Polk County Parks & Recreation Scales &Tails Pet Festival

12 pm to 4 pm A fun-filled afternoon of pet presentations and live entertainment. Loyce E. Harpe Park 500 West Carter Road FREE For more information call 863-534-6911

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18

» Polk County Parks and Recreations 6th Annual Black Heritage Festival

12 pm to 5 pm Join the Lakeland Community as we celebrate black history month. Live music, dancing, crafts, it’s fun for the whole family Medulla Resource Center FREE For more information call 863-647-4035

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 » Strawberry Stampeded 5k

8 am to 9:30 am Exercise around Lake Hollingsworth by either walking or running. All proceeds help benefit St. Joseph’s Academy For more information call 863-683-8780

» Dr. Seuss Celebration

10 am Hands-on “Seussical” activities, stories, snacks, art, and so much more. 109 N. Kentucky Ave Tickets $7 For more information call 863-687-3869

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26 THROUGH MONDAY, MARCH 12

SATURDAY, MARCH 10 » Mid Florida Walk MS

8 am to 12 pm Join Mid Florida Chapter for their annual Walk MS for charity. It’s fun for the whole family. 910 E Granada Street $20 donation For more information contact Cody Yerian at 813889-8363

» 2012 Polk Senior Games

Two week series of 37 athletic and recreational Olympic-style events for men and women 50 years and over. Variety of fun events. Location and Times vary through Polk County For more information call 863-533-0055 or email polkseniorgames@verizon.net

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 » 66th Annual Tiger BBQ

6 pm to 8 pm Welcome back the Detroit Tigers for their spring training. 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd Tickets $50 per person, $25 for children 12 and under For more information call 863-688-8551

SATURDAY, MARCH 3

» The Imperial Polk Genealogical Society

9 am to 4 pm The Imperial Polk Genealogical Society is pleased to introduce George K. Schweitzer for their 2012 Seminar. Alumni Room at Florida Southern College Columbia Way For more information call Kay Stone at 863-8582738

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