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 7, 2014 at Florida Southern College in Lakeland. The luncheon is co-sponsored by Florida Citrus Mutual and the Florida Department of Citrus.
Eligible nominees for the Hall of Fame 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, scientific and/or educational areas. Last year’s inductees were Homer E. Hooks, of Lakeland, and J. Brantley Schirard, of Ft. Pierce, along with three others who were inducted posthumously: Col. Francis L. Dancy, Dr. Paul L. Harding and Dr. Mathew K. Veldhuis.
The deadline for nominations is Nov. 1, 2013 and 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.
Completed applications must include a photo and should be eMailed to BBurne1003@aol.com. Hard copies should be sent to Florida Citrus Hall of Fame, 411 East Orange Street, Lakeland, FL 33801.