Florida Citrus Hall of Fame Celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a Golden Jubilee Gala, Support From HESCO
WAVERLY, Fla., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Florida Citrus Hall of Fame will celebrate its 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee Celebration on March 2-3, with support from HESCO, Florida’s just-in-time operating supplies procurement and provisioning cooperative. Festivities will include the Induction Luncheon Ceremonies in Lakeland on March 2nd at Florida Southern College. Inductees this year are Robert J. “Bob” Barben, of Avon Park, Dr. W. Bernard “Bernie” Lester, of Lakeland, and Frank M. Hunt II, of Lake Wales. Mr. Hunt is a founding member of HESCO.
Festivities include a BBQ on Friday evening and a luncheon honoring women in the industry. The culmination of the weekend is the Golden Jubilee Gala on Saturday evening, March 3rd, at the Florida Citrus Building in Winter Haven, where all living members of the Citrus Hall of Fame will be honored.
In addition, a video will be shown entitled “From Barrels to Bins,” showcasing citrus industry progress through the years and made possible through a grant from HESCO and MacroPlastics. The grant also supported the work of archivists to digitize, protect and store the valuable remnants of the citrus industry in Florida. “We’re thrilled to support the important work of the Citrus Hall of Fame to honor our pioneers as well as to ensure that their contributions are preserved,” said Gap Kovach, HESCO CEO.
Tickets to the Gala are $50 for general admission, $100 for reserved seating, and $1,000 for a Sponsorship Table.
“It will truly be a celebration of 50 years of honoring the Hall of Fame contributions to the Florida citrus industry,” said Executive Director Brenda Eubanks Burnette.
Ticket information can be found on the web site at www.FloridaCitrusHallofFame.com or by calling Brenda Eubanks Burnette at (561) 351-4314.
HESCO began as a membership-based cooperative servicing growers and packers in the Florida citrus industry. The Company has expanded to become a leading supplier to the public of industrial adhesives, packing films, cornerboards, and janitorial supplies, as well as the State’s only authorized distributor of MacroBins©. HESCO uses its buying power to negotiate favorable purchasing terms, then receives, stores and redistributes those supplies on a just-in-time basis, reducing delivery lead times, prices and storage costs for customers’ operating inventories. More information is available at www.hesco-fl.com.
Contact: Gap Kovach, CEO