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Ormond Beach Observer Thursday, Apr. 25, 2013 5 years ago

City's 21st-annual Picnic on the Plaza, an Earth Day celebration

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Ormond Beach's 21st-annual Picnic on the Plaza, held at City Hall, attracted school kids, turtle-lovers, face-painting clowns and a giant red animal mascot.

BY MIKE CAVALIERE | ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Music from Five O’ Clock Charley buzzed in the background, as vendors set up their tents and tables in the City Hall courtyard, for Ormond Beach’s 21st-annual Picnic on the Plaza.

The Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida, Halifax Humane Society, the Volusia County Turtle Patrol and the Garden Club of Ormond Beach were just a few of the organizations on hand to celebrate the 43rd Earth Day and, soon, the courtyard was packed with students and pets and face-painting clowns.

The Ormond Beach Garden Club gave away flowers. And Ormond Beach Elementary School’s Lori Strasser led her first-grade class around the grounds, as they licked snowcones and pet dogs the Halifax Humane Society brought along to soak up the sun.

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