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Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 6 years ago

Mayor's Health Challenge walk to be held this Saturday


An artist's rendering has also been made of the future Andy Romano Park; a county worker was charged with fraud; and Votran won awards.


With a preliminary walk scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, the Mayor’s Health & Fitness Challenge will run from Jan. 6 to April 6 next year, and registration is open now.

Cosponsored by Florida Hospital, this weekend's walk with go over the Halifax River bridge and through Cassen Park.

Exercise events, led by local yoga, Zumba and tai chi trainers, will also be held in the coming months, and local restaurants will offer healthy menu items and free recipes. Prizes will be awarded to participants who get the most fit.

All participants of the challenge must work or reside in Ormond Beach, pay a $25 entry fee (which includes a free t-shirt) and fill out a registration form, at, or by visiting City Hall, at 22 S. Beach St.

Registration forms can also be turned in to the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Other challenge sponsors include Brown & Brown Insurance, Florida Health Care Plans, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Ormond Beach Mainstreet and Voluisa Flagler Family YMCA.

“Before” health screenings will be held in January.

Call 676-3323, or visit

Andy Romano park to be featured in magazine

Ormond Beach’s Andy Romano Beachfront Park will be featured in the December issue of Parks & Rec Business Magazine.

The city said the park, which was approved as a referendum in the fall of 2010, is on schedule to open early next year.

County employee charged with fraud

Volusia County Sheriff’s investigators arrested a county employee Nov. 1 for fraud.

Dawn Jackson, 25, of DeLand, was arrested after investigators discovered she used an application for a Human Services client who was dead, to defraud the county of $1,532, which she used to pay her rent and utility bill.

Jackson will be charged with grand theft and fraudulently obtaining goods, services or money, which are both felonies.

Votran receives honors for safety, innovation

Votran was awarded the Most Innovative Project award at the Florida Public Transportation Association conference last week, for its trolley partnership pass program.

Bus operator Janet Kisner was honored as the Florida Operator of the Year, and Votran was also received a third-place Safety Award.

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