Ruskin Tomato Festival postponed indefinitely
By Mitch Traphagen
The 2010 Ruskin Tomato and Heritige Festival has been postponed indefinitely. It was originally planned for May 1 and 2 on the Hillsborough Community College campus. The popular community event is the largest annual fundraiser for the Ruskin Community Development Foundation.
A letter from RCDF board member Ron Wolfe stated, “Based upon a unanimous vote at the March 16th meeting, the RCDF Board of Directors has postponed the festival planned initially for May 1 and 2 and will hold this event at a later date. The date has not yet been decided.”
Wolfe continued in his letter reminding RCDF board members that the Tomato Festival has served as the single major fundraiser for the organization each year. He requested that all board members share ideas for the festival at the next RCDF meeting on March 30.