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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22 Manatee PAL Golf Classic
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
2 Spring Women's Conference with nat'l recording artist, Candy Pfeifer
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
2 2nd annual Glow Run
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9 2nd annual DeBartolo Family Foundation All-In For ALS Casino Night
Katherine Harris talks Pentathlon
Katherine Harris, chairwoman of the 2014 Modern Pentathlon World Cup Finals, will speak about the event from 7:45 to 9 a.m., April 22, at the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, 4215 Concept Court, Lakewood Ranch.
PHOTO GALLERY: Sarasota Open
The 2014 Sarasota Open continued with the men's singles and doubles semifinals and women's April 19, at the Tennis Gardens at Longboat Key Club.
PHOTO GALLERY: Blessing of the Animals
Faith United Church of Christ held a Blessing of the Animals event April 19.