Lakeland, Fla.(Aug. 20, 2013) ‐‐‐ Nominations are now being soughtfor potential inductees to The
Florida CitrusHall of Fame, with induction ceremonies scheduled to take place on Friday, March 7, 2014
at Florida Southern College in Lakeland. The luncheon is co‐sponsored by Florida Citrus Mutual and the
FloridaDepartment of Citrus.
Eligible nominees for the Hall of Fame are those distinguished leaders who have made significant
contributions to the Florida citrus industry in any of the following fields: pioneers, harvesting, packing,
processing, marketing, scientific and/or educational areas. Last year’s inductees were Homer E. Hooks,
of Lakeland, and J. Brantley Schirard, of Ft. Pierce, along with three others who were inducted
posthumously: Col. Francis L.Dancy, Dr. Paul L. Harding and Dr. Mathew K. Veldhuis.
The deadline for nominations is November 1, 2013 and all nominations should include a summary of the
nominee’s accomplishments, letters of support from industry members and a photo. Any nominations
received after this date will be considered for the following year. Nomination forms are available by
contacting Brenda Eubanks Burnette at(561) 351‐4314 or by visiting the Florida CitrusHall of Fame web
site at www.FloridaCitrusHallofFame.com.
Completed applications must include a photo and should be e‐mailed to BBurne1003@aol.com. Hard
copiess hould be sentto Florida CitrusHall of Fame, 411 EastOrange Street, Lakeland, FL 33801.
For more information, please contact either John Jackson firstname.lastname@example.org Brenda
Eubanks Burnette at(561) 351‐4314 or BBurne1003@aol.com.
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