Immokalee to remember Floyd Crews during parade

Immokalee Chamber of Commerce has announced that they will be honoring the legacy of Floyd Crews during the upcoming Christmas Parade in December. “We wanted to do something special for Floyd’s family” said Danny Gonzalez, Immokalee Chamber of Commerce President.

Originally from Orlando, Crews opened S.W. Florida Service & Supply in Immokalee. Additionally, he was a teacher for 12 years at Immokalee High School where he taught Vocational Agriculture.

His service and commitment to the Immokalee community didn’t end there. Crews served on a number of different boards including The Housing Authority, CRA, Airport Authority, and Collier County Farm Bureau.

Crews was known to be a proponent of common-sense growth in Immokalee. Last year, USDA State Director Richard Machek even credited Crews with his relentless push for interest in helping to secure over $9 million in federal funding needed to renovate Farm Worker Village.

Gonzalez said that the plan is to have Crews’ family serve collectively as Grand Marshal in honor of his memory.

Judy Crews said that she was truly grateful that the community was going to honor Floyd’s memory in such a great way. “He loved Immokalee, he fought for the community” she said.

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