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The Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler Counties raised hundreds of dollars in donations for its Jerry Doliner Food Bank and to provide school supplies for children in need at the Jewish Heritage Festival on April 15.
Since the festival fell on Good Deed Day, Gloria Max, executive director of the Jewish Federation, and the other volunteers wore T-shirts acknowledging the date. Together, they raffled prizes at the festival and 100% of the donations will go to provide aid. For the past 22 years, the Jewish Federation has given 105,000 backpacks with school supplies to local children.
To help provide 7,000 backpacks this summer, send a tax-deductible donation to School Supply Kits, c/o the Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties, 470 Andalusia Ave., Ormond Beach, Fl 32174. Call 672-0294.
Pine Trail Elementary third-grader accepted into National STEM camp
Nine-year-old Caleb Crockett will join other elementary school students across the U.S. at the National Youth Leadership Forum Pathways to STEM program at the University of Florida this summer.
The Pine Trail Elementary third-grader was nominated by his second grade teacher at Belle Terre Elementary due to his passion for technology and knowledge of science, math and English. The NYLF Pathways to STEM is part of the Envision programs that allow students to explore interests and experience learning outside the classroom. According to a press release, the Envision programs have served more than 800,000 students in more than 145 countries since 1985.
Crockett, who is an honor roll student, hopes to pursue a computer science career one day and become a programmer. He is also an avid reader, enjoys playing music and looks forward to meet other kids in the program with similar aspirations.
Readers take Ormond Beach Observer international
Ormond Beach Historical Society board member Joyce Benedict and volunteer Michele Kasler recently took with them the April 26th edition of the Ormond Beach Observer while exploring Sherbrooke Castle in Glasgow during a 17-day trip to Scotland.
Song of the Coast Chorus installs new officers
The Song of the Coast Chorus recently named Linda Petrie as its president and Susan Kaznozki as its vice president. Maria Sei was
installed as treasurer, Dorine Fell as recording secretary, Ginger Dowhy as corresponding secretary, Diane Updike as Performance Coordinator, Dr. Valerie Hoffman as social guru and Linda Nash will head the club's marketing and publicity.
Residents wanting to learn how to sing in four part harmony are welcome to join the chorus at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays at Tomoka United Methodist Church located at 1000 Old Tomoka Road.