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 6, at Florida Southern College in Lakeland. The luncheon is co-sponsored by Florida Citrus Mutual and the Florida Department of Citrus.
The mission of the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame is to recognize those distinguished leaders who have made significant contributions to the industry and to preserve and share the rich heritage of Florida citrus. Eligible nominees are those who have significantly contributed to the Florida citrus industry in any of the following fields: pioneering, harvesting, packing, processing, marketing, science and/or education.
Last year’s inductees were Tim Hurner of Sebring, Richard J. Kinney (deceased) of Lakeland, and Peter McClure of Port Saint Lucie. Anyone may nominate or renominate their choice for the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame. Because of the limited number who may be inducted each year, interested parties are encouraged to resubmit candidates who may have been nominated in previous years but not selected at that time.
The deadline for nominations is Nov. 1. 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 and more information are available by contacting Brenda Eubanks Burnette at (561) 351-4314, BBurne1003@aol.com or by visiting the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame web site at www.FloridaCitrusHallofFame.com.
Completed applications must include a photo and should be e-mailed to BBurne1003@aol.com. Hard copies should be sent to Florida Citrus Hall of Fame, 2506 Gardens Parkway, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410.
Source: Florida Citrus Hall of Fame