The Brandon column is published daily. Residents and organizations in the community are invited to drop off or mail their news to Michelle Jones, Community Times, Oak Park Plaza, 723 W Lumsden Road, Brandon, FL 33511, or fax it to 226-3331. Deadline for this news is seven working days before your event. All events must be open to the public.
Here is the chance for folks to send their boss, spouse or a special friend to jail. This adventure is being provided by the Brandon Jaycees and will benefit the March of Dimes campaign for healthier babies.
On Oct. 20 and 21 "suspects" will be extradited to a mock jail and bail cell at The Sports Authority at Brandon Crossings. There they will "do time" on the telephones provided by Cellular One, calling friends and relatives to raise bail in the form of pledge contributions.
Several Brandon residents including Anne Nymark, Robert O'Neil and Betty Lou Drawdy are on the "Ten Most Wanted" list.
Arrests are available for a $10 donation. To book a cell, call 287-2600 with the name, address, phone number and "charges" against the person arrested. People who call in names will remain anonymous.
State Rep. Buddy Johnson, R-Plant City, is the honorary chairman of the event.
Youths buy cattle for fair
During the recent Florida State Fair's Youth Futurity Sale young people from east Hillsborough County purchased steers to show at the 1993 State Fair. Thirty-three cattlemen statewide provided 98 steers to choose from. The average steer weighed 674 pounds, and the average price was $560.
The futurity concept was designed to provide top quality Florida calves to Florida youngsters at market price. One of the goals of the program is to emphasize the educational aspects of a steer project.
The following young people purchased calves: members of the Armwood FFA, Jason Harbert of Riverview, Farrah Johnson, of Plant City, Erin Leigh Johnson of Plant City, Marty Lockhart of Plant City, Roger McCullough of Balm, Plant City High School and Joey Willis of Wimauma.