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Rawl honors employees, customers at 90th anniversary celebration

IMG 5449ORLANDO, FL — About 80 employees and customers of W.P Rawl & Sons Inc., a greens grower-packer-shipper in Pelion, SC, gathered here Feb. 26 in a family reunion atmosphere to celebrate the company’s 90th anniversary. The event was held in conjunction with the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure show.

W. P. Rawl family members and employees assembled for a group photo to memorialize the firm’s 90th anniversary at a reception Feb. 26 at the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure show in Orlando, FL.

Southern Exposure 2015

The Southeast Produce Council's Southern Exposure 2015 drew more people than ever before, setting records for over all attendance as well as for participation by the retail and foodservice sectors of the fresh produce industry.

SEPC Executive Director David Sherrod and SEPC President Mark Daniels prepared to cut the ribbon Saturday, Feb. 28, to open the trade show at the Southeast Produce Council's 2015 Southern Exposure, held Feb. 26-28 in Orlando, FL. Behind them were two other SEPC officers, Secretary Faye Westfall and Treasurer Steve Pinkston.

NEPC's annual dinner dance

137The New England Produce Council held its annual dinner dance gala — with the theme Moonlight Garden — at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. This year's event was especially memorable, as 2015 marks the council's 20th anniversary.

Michael Clayton of Railex and NEPC President Bob McGowan of Northeast Produce Sales.

Picabo Street addresses Southern Roots luncheon

Roots1866ORLANDO, FL — Picabo Street, World Cup Alpine skier and Olympic gold and silver medalist, spoke Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Southern Roots luncheon, one of many events of the Southeast Produce Council's 2015 Southern Exposure conference and trade show, Feb. 26-28, here at the Caribe Royale All Suite Hotel & Convention Center.

Picabo Street (right), World Cup Alpine skier and Olympic gold and silver medalist, with Teri Miller, first vice president of the Southeast Produce Council and chairperson of Southern Exposure 2015.

FPFC meets in Northern California

feoij6The Fresh Produce & Floral Council held its semi-annual Northern California luncheon meeting Feb. 19 at the Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton. The event drew a crowd to listen to a keynote address on food activism as well as commodity reports on a number of different items — including California avocados, organic produce, berries and apples — from the event’s key sponsors.

Bob Collier and Peter Shore of Calavo.