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Plant City Eagles barbecue fundraiser is Friday

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Eagles barbecue fundraiser is at rec center

The Plant City Eagles Youth Football & Cheerleading Program holds its annual barbecue fundraiser.

The popular chicken and rib charity event runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bealsville Recreation Center, 5009 Nesmith Road in Plant City.

Call (813) 340-2557 or (813) 716-2324 to request delivery of five or more meals or to arrange to-go orders at the recreation center or at the Plant City Photo Archives, 106 S Evers St., downtown. Ribs cost $10. An order of dark chicken meat is $8. White meat is $9.

Proceeds will help keep registration fees affordable for at-risk youth and go toward the purchase of new football helmets and cheerleading uniforms.

The Eagles are currently accepting player and cheerleader registrations.

The Eagles' first practice is July 8 at 6 p.m. at the recreation center. Practices that week are scheduled Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Registration will be accepted during that week.

The Plant City Eagles Youth Football & Cheerleading Program is an independent youth sports program founded by Bealsville Inc., a nonprofit group, with assistance from the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department.

The Eagles compete in the Sunshine Police Athletic League (PAL) Conference and the program is supported by the Plant City Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.

Visit or for more information or call (813) 757-6760 or (813) 737-1352.

Turn-lane project waits for land buy

The reconstruction of the turn lanes at Alexander Street and State Road 39 is being pushed back until city officials can wrap up talks to purchase land at the intersection.

"The negotiations have taken longer than expected," City Manager Greg Horwedel said.

Under an agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation, the city was to start the project at the end of June. The department, for its part, agreed to build a stormwater retention pond to support the widening of Park Road from Interstate 4 to Sam Allen Road.

On Monday, officials approved a change in the agreement to extend the deadline to start the turn-lane project to June 2014.

City to buy land to shift Airport Road

City commissioners have agreed to buy land at the southeast corner of Airport and Turkey Creek roads as part of a plan to realign Airport Road.

Officials want to eliminate an awkward bend as Airport Road approaches the Turkey Creek intersection. Officials have agreed to pay $29,900 for the parcel. The city also wants to purchase right-of-way south of that property. The project is expected to start in about eight months.

See a film about child immigrants

Organizing for Action, a group formerly affiliated with President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, will present a film about "dreamers," or undocumented immigrants who came to this country as children. The documentary is set for Saturday at 10 a.m. at Bruton Memorial Library, 302 McClendon St. A discussion is scheduled afterward.

Plant City Eagles barbecue fundraiser is Friday 06/27/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 5:18pm]
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