Nominations are now being sought for potential inductees to the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame. Induction ceremonies are scheduled to take place on Friday, March 9, 2018, at Florida Southern College in Lakeland. The luncheon is co-sponsored by Florida Citrus Mutual and the Florida Department of Citrus.
Eligible nominees 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, science and/or education. Last year’s inductees were James H. “Jim” Ellis, T. Ralph Robinson and Michael W. Sparks.
Nomination forms, along with information and videos on past inductees, can be found on the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame website at www.FloridaCitrusHallofFame.com. All industry organizations are encouraged to nominate a member.
The deadline for nominations is November 1, 2017. Any nominations received after this date will be considered for the following year.
Nominations should include a full summary of the nominee’s accomplishments, letters of support from industry members and a photo. Completed applications must include a photo and should be e-mailed to BBurne1003@aol.com, with any hard copies sent to Brenda Burnette, 2506 Gardens Parkway, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410.