One of the traditions at Citrus Expo growers look most forward to every year is the annual gun safe giveaway sponsored by Everglades Equipment Group. Only growers who preregister for Citrus Expo and the Vegetable & Specialty Crop (VSC) Expo are eligible to win the prize.
Miss Florida Michaela McLean drew the name of the lucky winner, Emily Matteson of Matco Enterprises, LLC. Based in Frostproof, Florida, Matco Enterprises is a commercial grower of oranges and bamboo.
Accepting the prize for Emily Matteson were her father, Byron Matteson of Matco and her uncle, Baxter Troutman of Labor Solutions.
Citrus Expo and VSC Expo enjoyed record-breaking attendance on the events’ opening day. The expos conclude on Aug. 15 at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers, Florida.
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