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The Florida Women's Arts Association held a champagne reception on Feb. 1, to celebrate the opening of its latest gallery showing at The Casements.
The winners of the judged art exhibit were as follows:
- Best of Show: "Tangerine Sunrise" by Marianne Verna
- First Place: "Bricks and Clouds" by Kathleen Pruett
- Second Place: "Ode to Willy Nelson" by Marilyn Masters
- Third Place honors: "Flamingo Water Dance" by Susann Carrington
About a 150 guests attended the reception, The gallery will be on show until Feb. 25.
Local quilters to raffle 'Something Blue'
The Racing Fingers Quilt Guild will be raffling a quilt to support its projects during the American Quilters Society Quilt Week at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, held from Feb. 27 to March 2.
This year's quilt, titled "Something Blue," was designed by Jacqueline de Jonge and supervised by Karen Licht, who prepared dozens of small kits of fabric shapes which were pieced together by the Guild members to make the top of the quilt. Raffle tickets may be purchased at the show for $1 each or six for $5. The drawing will take place at 2 p.m, on Saturday, March 2, though winners don't need to be present.
The Racing Fingers Quilt Guild meets the third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church, located at 105 Amsden Road, and the second Monday of each month in room 4 of the Ormond Beach Publix Library at 9:30 a.m. It is a non-profit with over 60 members that helps make and distribute fidget quilts to Alzheimer patients, "honor" quilts to Veterans and quilts for Project Warm.
Palm Coast corgi picked for Dogapalooza 202
Welsh Corgi Archer will be the face of the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's Dogapalooza event in 2020.
The four-year-old dog, whose entire name is Archer Daniel Pembroke, lives in Palm Coast with Mark and Jena Daniel. His name was drawn for consideration of the title at the fifth-annual Dogapalooza event on Jan. 26. As part of his ambassador duties for Dogapalooza, he will pose for a portrait to be painted by a local artist. The painting will be used in all promotional materials for Dogapalooza.
Cadet completes first solo cross-country flight
A member of the Ormond Beach Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol has successfully completed his first solo cross-country flight toward earning his private pilot's license, the city reported in a press release.
Cadet Maj. Shane L. Fitzgerald recently flew from Ormond Beach to Gainesville, and back, executing landings at both airports. He is learning to fly as a participant in the Civil Air Patrol's cadet flight training program. The city congratulates Fitzgerald on his achievement.
Civil Air Patrol. the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with over 61,000 members nationwide and operates a fleet of 550 aircrafts, according to the press release. It performs over 90% of domestic U.S. inland search and rescue missions, homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions.