For the seventh year in a row, members of the Florida Strawberry Growers Association donated toys to the local U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. According to a news release, members of the Association attended their annual awards banquet on Dec. 12 with gifts in hand.
“Seven large bags were overflowing with toys during the 32nd Annual Florida Strawberry Growers Association Awards Banquet, known as the Jam,” Sue Harrell, director of marketing, said in a press release.
The toys will go to children of armed services members. Growers also contributed cash to the effort so the local Toys for Tots campaign can purchase items to meet the unique needs of children in the Tampa Bay area.
Formed in 1982, the Florida Strawberry Growers Association aids in research, promotion, and community service efforts for local growers.