The Florida Citrus Hall of Fame has received an honorarium in tribute of a citrus leader

Florida Citrus Hall of Fame receives honorariumThe Waverly, Fla.-based Highland Exchange Service Cooperative (HESCO) and the Tallahassee-based Florida Citrus, Business & Industries Fund recently donated $1,650 for the honorarium in memory of Edwin Albritton, who died Jan. 14.

Albritton, 93, was general manager of the Lake Wales Citrus Growers Association which later became Florida’s Natural Growers, one of the state’s largest processed growers cooperatives.

A World War II pilot, Albritton also worked in New York as a representative for the Bartow-based Florida Citrus Commission and served on many industry boards including the hall of fame’s board of trustees, HESCO, Seald Sweet International in Vero Beach, Fla., and the Maitland-based Florida Citrus Packers Inc.

Albritton would be happy to know the funding in his honor will support educational efforts, John Jackson, the hall of fame’s chairman, said in a news release.

The organization honors people who make significant contributions to Florida’s citrus industry.