Nolan Middle seventh-grader Rachel Elek took first place in a Farm City Week essay contest.
Elek’s winning essay about Ben King Produce in Myakka City was inspired by her visit to the farm, during which she gathered tomatoes and canned them for a fair project.
Elek received the honor during a recent luncheon hosted by the Women’s Club in Palmetto as part of Farm City Week.
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28 Wine, Dine and Make a Difference
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1 Manatee Audubon -- OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
1 Fine Arts & Crafts Extravaganza
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6 Empty Bowls Luncheon at Main Street Lakewood Ranch
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
PHOTO GALLERY: Boo Run
More than 1,000 runners turned out this morning for the Lakewood Ranch Running Club's annual Boo Run event on Lakewood Ranch Main Street.
PHOTO GALLERY: Boo Fest
Children dressed in their Halloween best snacked on candy and said "trick-or-treat" for sweet snacks from vendors at Boo Fest, Oct. 24, on Lakewood Ranch Main Street.
PHOTO GALLERY: Freedom Monster Mash
Children at Freedom Elementary School and their families donned costumes and Halloween spirit tonight during the Parent-Teacher Organization's Monster Mash.