Plant City Campus News
Tampa Black Heritage Festival
Music, food, and cultural arts were only part of the 2-day Tampa Black Heritage Street Festival. The event featured the talent of local high school bands, gospel choirs, artists, and craftsmen as well as renowned R&B groups and jazz musicians. The festival was held January 14-15 at Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa. The street festival was part of a ten day celebration of African American music, cuisine, art, culture, and history.

As one of several local sponsors for the festival, HCC hosted a booth at the Corporate Village. Enrollment Development Coordinators, staff, faculty and Student Ambassadors from District office, Dale Mabry, Brandon, Plant City, Ybor City, and South Shore campuses spent time sharing information with festival-goers. The affair also presented an opportunity to network with other service providers in the Tampa area. Dr. Kenneth Ray discussed educational and partnership opportunities with the Community Redevelopment Agency as well as participating in a remote radio interview during the festival.

Special thanks to Allison Cannon (SouthShore), Elizabeth Key-Raimer (Dale Mabry), Dr. Theresa Lewis (Brandon), Steve Stancil (SouthShore), and Ed Olmo (District) for assisting EDCs Sheila McCants, Barbara Cockfield, and Sharlotte Henderson with booth coverage during the event. Thanks also to HCC Student Ambassadors for their enthusiastic participation.

Article Written By: Plant City Staff.