The Selection Committee for The Florida Citrus Hall of Fame has announced three distinguished leaders will be inducted into the Hall during the 52nd Citrus Celebration Luncheon on Friday, March 7, 2014 at Florida Southern College in Lakeland.

From left to right: Stephen M. Caruso, of Orlando, Fla., Robert G. Pitman, Jr. (deceased) formerly of Apopka, Fla. and Dr. Rubert W. Prevatt, of Lakeland, Fla. will be honoured at the luncheon, scheduled to take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Hollis Wellness Centre.

The Florida Citrus Hall of Fame honours distinguished leaders who have made significant contributions to the Florida citrus industry. The Citrus Hall of Fame display and Archive Centre is located within the McKay Archive Building at Florida Southern College in Lakeland.

For more information on members of the Citrus Hall of Fame, visit the web site at which includes access to biographies and photos on all members, noting their accomplishments and including various industry links.

Tickets to the luncheon, which is sponsored by Florida Citrus Mutual and The Florida Department of Citrus, are $100 for Patron Seating or $1,500 for a Sponsor Table, which includes preferred seating for 8, table signage and a listing in the program. The event will be followed by the Florida Citrus Processors' Association's OJ "Meet & Greet" with the inductees as they unveil their names on the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame Tree, located in the McKay Archives Centre. An educational citrus exhibit will be featured during the month of March and tours of the Citrus Archives will be provided by the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame Fellowship students on the day of the event. Shuttles will provide transportation between the Hollis Wellness Centre and the McKay Archives Centre, where the main parking lot is located. A portion of the proceeds from all ticket sales will go to fund an Educational Outreach program to promote the history of the Florida citrus industry.

To purchase tickets for the event, please visit or call Florida Citrus Mutual at +1 (863) 682-1111.