The Sons of the American Legion Post 267 recently donated $ 500 to the Halifax Humane Society.
According to an announcement, the Sons donate to this charity and others in the community on an annual basis. Earlier this year, the Sons donated $ 1,000 to the local Boy Scout Troop, $ 150 to Wreaths Across America and $ 70 to $ 100 each month to the Barracks of Hope Veterans Home in Daytona Beach.
On Saturday, November 6, the American Legion Post worked with Boy Scouts to place flags at Veterans’ graves at Volusia Memorial Park Cemetery ahead of Veterans Day.
Collecting toys to start collecting for Christmas
Auxilium ManusDEO, First Baptist Daytona and others are gearing up for a toy distribution that will benefit more than 300 local children aged six weeks to 5 years of age attending Mid Florida Head Start Schools.
To join the effort, bring new unwrapped toys to the following locations by December 13:
- First Baptist Daytona, 10 First Baptist Parkway
- John Hall Chevrolet, 551 N. Nova Road
- Café and catering from Chef Papa, 156 S. Beach St.
- Dollar General, 2641 N. Atlantic Ave.
- Dollar General, 2112 S. Atlantic Ave.
- Dollar General, 811 N. Clyde Morris
- Dollar General, 5420 S. Ridgewood Ave.
- Dollar General, 3741 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
- Pinch a Penny, 3755 S. Nova Road
- Bully Me Now, 707 Samms Ave.
- Dollar General, 1462 W. Granada Blvd. Office 205
- Dollar General, 145 N. Yonge St
- Dollar General, 1550 Ocean Shore Blvd.
- Holistic Home, 1321 Ridgewood Ave.
- Fraze’s Scratch Cookin ‘, 1008 Ridgewood Ave.
- Holly Hill Police Department, 1065 Ridgewood Ave.
- Porkie’s BBQ, 900 N. Woodland Blvd.
If you would like your business to participate, call 760-6070.
Lions visit the local pantry
The Ormond-by-the-Sea Lions Club had a busy October.
President Lion Greg Evans and other Lions visited the pantry of St. Brendan Catholic Church, of which Lion Vince Colonna is the director. The pantry is open Saturday mornings from 10 am to 11:45 am Lions have brought items to donate to the pantry, as well as monetary donations.
In addition, Evans and past presidents Mary Yochum and Bobbie Cheh, as well as OBTS Lions club secretary Jean Cerullo, attended the district consultative meeting in Brooksville on October 16, joining 80 other Lions from across the state.
On October 22 and 23, the Lions participated in White Cane Days at the club’s local Publix and Alfie’s restaurant. More than 10 members took two-hour shifts to cover the two days, and according to a press release, it was a successful fundraiser. The Lions and their friends also got together and washed bottle caps for a recycled bench the club hopes to have in the future.
The Lions Club OBTS meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at Alfie’s Restaurant, located at 1666 Ocean Shore Blvd. For more information, call 441-4421.
Receive a postcard from Santa Claus
As part of an annual tradition, employees of the Parks, Recreation and Culture division of Volusia County will send personalized Santa Claus postcards to children up to 12 years old.
Parents can add their children to Santa’s mailing list by sending the child’s full name and address to [email protected] before December 13.
Votran honored at the 2021 FPTA Awards
Volusia County’s transit system has received six statewide awards and three honors, following the recent Florida Public Transportation Association annual conference at the Ocean Center.
According to a press release from the county, Votran received the 2021 Bus Safety Excellence Gold Award and the Outstanding System of the Year award, as well as marketing awards for its safety and internal COVID-19 information campaigns.
Four employees were also recognized at the conference. John Foderaro, master technician at Votran for 41 years, was named Florida Technician of the Year. Bus operator Patricia Speranza was named Transit Hero of the Year for evacuating her bus quickly and safely in a serious incident. Maintenance Trainer Scott Groth has been recognized for graduating from the Center for Urban Transportation / FDOT Certified Transit Technician program. Safety and training supervisor Tamika Whitaker was celebrated for graduating from the FPTA leadership training program.
Finally, volunteer Steve Jack of Med-One Shuttle, who contracts with Votran to provide Gold Service trips, was named Volunteer of the Year.
Crown making workshop
The Ormond Beach Garden Club is hosting a wreath-making workshop and plant sale at The Casements, located at 25 Riverside Drive, on Wednesday, December 8.
The cost to participate in the workshop is $ 25, and those interested must reserve their place by November 20. The workshop will start at 9:30 a.m. and run until noon. Registrations for the sale of plants are welcome.
Greenery, pine branches, pine cones, decorations and help will be provided. To RSVP, call Sharon at 203-668-6413 or email her at [email protected]; or call Mary at 386-209-8294 or email her at [email protected]