Parks & Recreation to host Night Hike at McIntosh Preserve; Plant City Optimist Club and Plant City Parks & Recreation Department to hold annual Golf Classic Fundraiser
Parks & Recreation to host Night Hike at McIntosh Preserve
Join Plant City Parks staff for a spooktacular guided Night Hike at McIntosh Preserve on Oct. 8, beginning at 7 p.m.
Participants will be led on an easy two-mile hike while taking in the views of the night sky. This will be a quiet event as to embrace the sounds of the night and experience the solitude of the dark. Flash lights are recommended for emergency purposes, but walking will be in the dark for most of the trip.
Plant City Optimist Club and Plant City Parks & Recreation Department to hold annual Golf Classic Fundraiser
The Plant City Optimist Club and the Plant City Parks & Recreation Department will host their 28th Annual Golf Classic fundraiser tournament at Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club in Dover on Saturday, Oct. 1.
The shotgun-start tournament will kick off at 2 p.m., followed by a putting contest and driving range access, with the event aimed at raising money for youth programs throughout Plant City. In past years, nearly 100 players have come together for an afternoon of fun and fellowship while supporting a good cause at the tournament.
The Plant City Optimist Club has been involved with local youth programs since they formed in 1962. In addition to an annual contribution to the Plant City based non-profit Friends of Recreation & Parks which supports youth programs and facilities for the community, volunteer and financial assistance is also given annually to the Parks & Recreation Department for activities such as their youth flag football, basketball, and soccer programs as well as the annual City-Wide Easter Egg Hunt and Trunk Or Treat events and various sports skills competitions. The club also hosts an annual Youth Appreciation dinner to recognize eight outstanding seniors from Plant City High School, along with an Oratorical Contest, a Respect for Law event for at-risk middle school students, and they provide at least $6,000 in scholarships each year for both college-bound graduates and those graduates seeking additional certifications or training to go directly into the workforce. Other programs such as Plant City High School athletics, the Plant City Family YMCA, and the United Food Bank of Plant City also benefit from annual club support.
The Club’s two fundraisers to support their community programs are the annual golf tournament and the sale of Christmas trees each year in front of Plant City High School.
To obtain a 2022 Golf Classic flyer or for more information about the Plant City Optimist Club, please visit their web site at www.plantcityoptimistclub.org or contact Club President Mike Williamson by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 813-299-6503.