Making Connections

East Hillsborough Discovery Quest is here to connect residents by bringing over 80 service and program providers, career and job opportunities to a venue where you can learn more about what is available, as well as sign up for programs, and attend brief seminars.

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1st Annual

East Hillsborough

Discovery Quest

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds
Charlie Grimes Family Agriculture Center
2508 Oak Ave., Plant City, FL

*Free Event / Free Parking

Services & Programs


Jobs & Career Opportunities

Personal Development


Live Entertainment

Health Screenings

Children Activities

Volunteer Opportunities

Door Prizes

I-4 Food Truck War

Local Artist Displays

Elderly Services

Give Back

Give Back by Donating Canned Food, Eye Glasses or Visit the One Blood Bus and Give a Pint.

Or Pay it Forward – Buy a Meal Ticket and Donate it to Someone.

By paying it forward you will be registered to win a door prize.

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

I-4 Food Truck War

Best in Region Food Truck Competition


More Info

A Few of Those You Will See There are

Free Resources

From seminars to dozens of booths information ranging from Food Banks, Housing, Career Services, Health & More



9:30 am           Katie McGill, Dress for Success, Tampa Bay   Dress for Success Programs


10:00 am         Frank Trunzo, Benefit Auctioneers                Auctioneer as a Careers


10:30 am         Alexandria Harrington , Classical Violinist      Classical Music Performance


10:45 am         Kimberly Kitchen, The Centre for Women     The Centre for Women Programs


11:15 M          James Chittenden, Florida Small Business Development Center @ Hillsborough County              SBDC Programs for Start-Ups & Existing Businesses


11:30 am         Buddy Storey, City of Plant City, Procurement Division        How to Do Business with The City of Plant City


12:00 pm        Melissa Miller, United Way Suncoast            United Way Programs & Giving


12:30 pm        Maureen Guthke, MPH, CTTS Tobacco Free Florida AHEC Cessation Program          Stop Smoking Programs for Individuals and Organizations


1:00 pm           Gale Pinkston, Bay Area Legal            How Bay Area Legal Can Help You or a Family Member


1:30 pm           Joshua Ocampo, Axiom Bank             Smart Money Planning




10:00 am         United Starz      


10:45 am         Matachines of St. Clement Catholic Church


11:45 am         Makaira Fisk


12:30 pm        Astrid Victoria


1:00 pm           Bound No More


1:30 pm           Martyr-X         (

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