Monday, April 23, 2018
News Roundup

Plant City happenings: Proclamation for police officer; children's safety seminar; Art Council party

Plant City

Learn to keep kids safe from abduction

Parents can learn how to protect their children from abduction at an event next week at Bruton Memorial Library, 302 McLendon St. The library is teaming up with the Plant City Police Department and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to take part in the center's Take 25 Campaign, which encourages parents to take 25 minutes to talk to children about safety. On May 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., community resource Officer Clem Fiol will give presentations to children about "stranger danger." Children can be photographed and fingerprinted.

Officer Christy gets proclamation

The City Commission and Mayor Michael Sparkman presented a proclamation to police Officer Tony Christy, who was injured in a Taliban attack near Jalalabad, Afghanistan, in December.

Christy, a petty officer first class in the Navy, was leading repair efforts on a forward base when the attack occurred. Christy was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries he suffered. He has recovered and is back working with the department.

Arts council's party is Sunday

The Plant City Arts Council will throw a party to introduce residents to art and to encourage membership in the council. Call Marsha Passmore (813) 245-2244 for reservations. The party starts Sunday at 6 p.m. at 2873 Hammock Drive in the Walden Lake community.

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