TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Wednesday, August 28.
(1) Madonia Group equipment auction
Tomato farming assets of the Madonia Group will be sold at public auction in Mulberry on Wednesday.
The sale is occurring under the direction of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida Tampa Division.
The owners of the company, Evelyn and Batista Madonia Sr., were best known as the owners of the Red Rose Inn & Suites in Plant City.
Among the items being auctioned: 60 John Deere tractors, 18 Kennco tomato sprayers, 48 Nissan and Mitsubishi warehouse forklifts, pickup trucks, heavy trucks and farm trailers.
The auction begins at 9:00 a.m. at Eastcoast Brokers at 5050 Highway 60 West in Mulberry.
(2) Lottery bonus check presentation
Florida Lottery officials will present at $185,000 bonus incentive check on Wednesday to the 7-Eleven store that sold Saturday's winning Florida Lotto ticket.
The ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the 7-Eleven store located at 12298 Apopka-Vineland Road in Orlando.
Bonus commissions start at $10,000 and increase by $5,000 with each rollover.
The winner of the the $59 million Florida Lotto drawing, the largest Lotto jackpot in 15 years, still has not come forward to claim their prize.
(3) 4th annual Shop with a Player
A Tampa Sweetbay Supermarket is set to host the fourth annual "Shop with a Player" event on Wednesday.
Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings will be joined by Queen Matthews in an attempt to fill her shopping cart with $1,000 worth of Sweetbay groceries in just 10 minutes.
During the event Jennings will also present a $1,000 gift card to the Rays Baseball Foundation to benefit the Dugout Clubs. The gift card is being donated by Pepsi Beverages Company.
The Shop with a Player event will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Sweetbay Supermarket at 13508 North Florida Avenue in Tampa.
(4) Toni Braxton in concert
Grammy Award winning singer Toni Braxton will perform in concert at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Wednesday night.
Besides winning six Grammys, the 45-year-old R&B singer-songwriter has also won seven American Music Awards and nine Billboard Music Awards.
Braxton topped the Billboard 200 with her 1993 self-titled debut album and return to the top of the charts with her third studio album, The Heat, in 2000.
Toni has also struggled financially. She filed for bankruptcy in 1998 and again in 2010.
Her concert begins tonight at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (727) 893-7832 or visit themahaffey.com .
To learn more about Braxton, visit her official website at www.tonibraxton.com .
(5) Bruno Mars in concert
Grammy Award winning singer Bruno Mars brings his The Moonshine Jungle World Tour to the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Wednesday night.
Mars is touring in support of his sophomore album, Unorthodox Jukebox.
The 27-year-old Peter Gene Hernandez is better known by his stage name. He was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, by a family of musicians.
His debut studio album, 2010's Doo-Wops & Hooligans, peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album feature hit singles Just the Way You Are, Grenade, and The Lazy Song.
Opening for Mars tonight will be Fitz & The Tantrums.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (800) 745-3000 or visit www.tampabaytimesforum.com .
To learn more about Bruno Mars, visit his official website at www.brunomars.com .
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