Strawberry sale proceeds will benefit 4-H
Get a good deal on fresh strawberries and help a good cause Saturday at Grooms' Fancy Farms.
The strawberry farm will open as a u-pick operation from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with proceeds going to 4-H programs.
Some 4-H members will be on hand to pick berries for local food banks and for customers who want to buy fresh berries but don't want to pick them.
The event will take place rain or shine, and other concessions also will be available.
Strawberries are two quarts for $1 if you pick them yourself or $1.50 if you don't.
Grooms' Fancy Farms is at 3838 Fancy Farms Road, east of Plant City. To get there from Interstate 4, take Exit 25 and go south on County Line Road for 3 miles to Rice Road.
Sun City Center
Deputies will check golf carts for safety
Is your golf cart road ready? Find out during one of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office's annual free golf cart safety checkups Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Sun City Center.
The event, organized by the Sun City Center Security Patrol, has become a rite of spring for thousands of area residents.
The inspections will be conducted in the Prince of Peace Catholic Church parking lot at State Road 674 and Valley Forge Boulevard from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
Free registrations also will be provided.
Deputies will check each cart's brakes, steering, tires and reflectors, and issue a safety sticker to those that pass. Turn signals, lights and horns also will be tested on carts that have them. The inspections are voluntary and free.
Bloomingdale Relay for Life is March 28
Local residents take to the track next weekend for the annual Bloomingdale Relay for Life at Bloomingdale High School.
The nationwide event benefits the American Cancer Society.
The Bloomingdale walk gets under way at 6 p.m. March 28 when survivors take to the school track for the opening lap and candle-lighting ceremony.
As of Wednesday, at least 38 teams had pledged more than $15,000, according to the event Web site. The relay goes through the night to represent lost sleep by cancer patients. For more information, call (813) 236-2994 or visit www.events.cancer.org/rflbloomingdalefl.