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New venue sparkles at 2020 FPFC Dinner Dance

O7-BRIAN---1INDUSTRY HILLS, CA — The Fresh Produce & Floral Council held its annual dinner dance Jan. 25, here, at its new venue site located in the beautiful Pacific Palms Resort to celebrate the installation of its 2020 slate of officers.

More than 360 produce professionals and their guests attended this new destination with views of the snow-capped San Gabriel Mountains shimmering in the distance, where the theme of the evening was “Urban Lights.” A DJ played songs ranging from oldies to disco to classic rock and today’s hits, which captivated the crowd, who danced the night away.

Brian Cook of Pete’s took the reins from outgoing chairman Andrew Bivens of Westlake Produce Co. as the 2020 FPFC chairman of the board.

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