After careful consideration and many prayers about the unprecedented crisis of the COVID-19 virus pandemic, it is with heavy heart that the East Hills- borough Historical Society has decided to not participate in the shortcake booth for the 2021 Florida Strawberry Festival.
Due to the culpability of possibly exposing our volunteers to the virus which has ended the earthly lives of over 488,000 Americans, and with all due consideration to the average age of our volunteers, our board of directors felt this was the best decision we can make at this time.
Over 80% of our volunteers fall in the high-risk category, and we could not be assured that the timing of the vaccine roll-out would meet everyone’s needs.
As you know, the income we derive from the shortcake booth is our main source of funding, so please be assured this was the hardest decision that we as an organization have ever had to make.
I know that I can speak for not only myself, but our entire organiza- tion of members, volunteers, and supporters when I say that we truly love being a part of the Florida Strawberry Festival in 2021, but we all have the best wishes for everyone as we work through the coming year and look for better days to come.
Please be safe, stay well and know that everyone is loved.
See you in 2022!
East Hillsborough Historical Society, Inc.
1914 Plant City High School Community Center 605 N. Collins Street , Plant City FL 33563