Anita Bryant Featured at Citrus Hall of Fame Luncheon

Gary Cooper Citrus, Florida

Joe Marshburn, 2008 Inductee into Citrus Hall of Fame Norm Todd, 2008 Inductee into Citrus Hall of Fame The Citrus Hall of Fame of Florida Luncheon drew more than 300 attendees Friday for its “citrus celebration” and induction ceremonies for three new honorees. Joe Marshburn (l), Norm Todd (r) and the late Richard Graves Jr (no photo avail) were inducted at the event held at the Hall of Fame’s new home at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL. A member of Anita Bryantthe Citrus Hall of Fame for her years of effective promotion of Florida citrus, Anita Bryant (r) shared a rendition of her famous song “The Florida Sunshine Tree” for the crowd, and for our listeners in this interview with Southeast AgNet’s Ernie Neff.
Listen To mp3 Anita Bryant Interview (6:45 mp3) A lot of people worked hard Jerry Chicone John Jacksonon planning this event, to re-establish the Citrus Hall of Fame of Florida and to announce and celebrate its new home at Florida Southern College. Anita Bryant visits with Joe Marshburn and family members during Citrus Hall of Fame Luncheon
Hear comments from two of the gentlemen behind the effort. Pictured here on the left in the orange jacket is retired citrus grower Listen To wma Jerry Chicone (1:52 mp3), who for 12 earlier years headed up the Hall of Fame selection committee. Also pictured here, retired Lake County Extension Director and current chairman of the selction committee Listen To wma John Jackson (3:25 mp3), who nowadays serves as Executive Director of the Florida Citrus Industry Citrus Industry Magazine Editor Ernie Neff Research Coordinating Council (FCIRCC).
This coverage and photos thanks to Editor Ernie Neff of Southeast AgNet’s Citrus Industry Magazine. Ernie also filed this Listen To wma voicer report from the event (:55 mp3) for the radio network too, which features part of of Anita’s “Sunshine Tree” song. In this new world of “new media” all of us old dogs at Southeast AgNet are learning new tricks to serve our audience better. Pass the word and Stay Tuned!

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