Florida Crystals Honors Civil Rights Leader with Sponsorship of MLK Day Community Event in Belle Glade


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Florida Crystals was honored to continue its support of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration in Belle Glade. 

This year’s event, with the theme “It Starts with Me,” drew hundreds of people on Jan. 17 to the City of Belle Glade’s Towne Square for an afternoon of musical performances, oratorical presentations, drumline and praise dancing. 

The MLK Celebration in Belle Glade is a recognition of leadership and culture, said longtime Florida Crystals employee Israel Baez, who began our sponsorship of the event nearly a decade ago. It is one of many events we support in the Glades region of western Palm Beach County, where we grow and harvest our sugarcane, sweet corn and rice. It is a region many of our employees and their families are proud to call home. 

“It’s a great way to get the community together, while showing our support,” Israel said. “It’s also just a great celebration of all that Belle Glade has to offer. This is a special community, and we are proud to be part of it.”