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  • The Smithsonian is coming to Plant City!

    For a while now, I've seen these signs and statues while driving around Downtown Plant City.  Have you seen them?

    Whenever I saw them, I couldn't help but think about the FOX tv show Bones where the main characters work at the Smithsonian Institute solving crimes.  A quick stop by the Plant City Photo Archives cleared up any idea of seeing tv stars!

     

    The Journey Stories is part of the Smithsonian Institute Museums on Main Street Traveling Exhibition.  Journey Stories tells the human story of the role of immigration, migration, and transportation in the development of America.  The Journey Stories will be on display starting Saturday, May 26 through Saturday, July 7, 2012.  Admission is free.  While you visit the Photo Archives office, you should take a stroll around downtown Plant City.

     

    There are eight life-size bronze sculptures from the Seward Johnson "Man on the Street" collection on loan from the Sculpture Foundation in Santa Monica, California located in the Union Station/McCall Park area in Downtown Plant City.  The sculptures will be around until end of July.  Many thanks go to all the people involved in bringing both exhibits to Plant City!

    Have you ever visited the Smithsonian Museum?

    When was the last time you visited a Museum?

     

  • Tampa Bay Blueberry Festival at Keel & Curley Winery

    Plant City is well known for its annual Strawberry Festival which brings thousands of people to our little town in celebration of our winter harvest.  But did you know, that Keel & Curley Winery celebrated their 5th Annual Blueberry Festival this weekend?

    Keel & Curley Winery is located off Branch Forbes Road in Plant City.  The Winery is best known for their Blueberry Wines.  Not sure which one you'd like?  No problem.  During the Blueberry Festival, they offer a wine tasting area where you can try all of their wines.

    There was quite a turn out of people to check out the Blueberry wine as well as the Blueberry picking.  We had a great time seeing some of our regular customers as well as making new friends.

    Keel & Curley provided a free bounce house and giant inflatable slide for the kids.  There was also a clown doing face painting and balloon art. It would not be a festival without festival food, so there were hot dogs, burgers, giant turkey legs and even tacos.  A couple of lemonade stands, smoothies and yes, they even had blueberry shortcake!  Other vendors included honey, orchids, cupcakes, razzle dazzle shirts, blueberry shortcake, Viktoria Richards chocolates and the cutest "Merry-time Art Tiki Bar Signs".

    Overall, the Tampa Bay Blueberry Festival was a success.  This was our first time at the Blueberry Festival and we thoroughly enjoyed it.  Next time you are looking for something to do, take a drive out to Plant City and check out some of our neighbors!  You will not be disappointed.  

     

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