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The Ormond Beach 9U All-Stars returned to town as winners, following the team's participation in the World Series.
The City Commission recognized the team at its Sept. 18 meeting, as the Ormond Beach 9U All-Stars were the District Champions and runners-up in the state tournament. They later appeared in the regional tournament and earned the opportunity to compete in the Cal Ripken World Series in early August in Jensen Beach, where they finished in 13th place for their division.
The team received the Sportsmanship Award by the World Series Committee and upon their return, the team was honored with the Field of Dreams team award at the Daytona Tortugas home game on Aug. 28.
The team presented the city with its trophy for regional competition and the runner-up trophy for state.
Food Brings Hope receives $10,000 donation
The Earl W. and Patricia B. Colvard Charitable Foundation Inc. recently donated $10,000 to Food Brings Hope. This is the third year the foundation has contributed to the nonproft, a press release states.
"We appreciate the strong and loyal commitment of the Colvard Family in supporting the vision of Food Brings Hope to help underprivileged children discover their full potential," said Food Brings Hope Executive Director Judi Winch.
Earl Covard owns 38 Boulevard Tire Centers in Florida and two in Georgia.
DAR celebrates Constitution Week
With Sept. 17-23 being designated as Constitution Week, the Captain James Ormond Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution decorated a display in the library, as well as had a proclamation read by Mayor Bill Partington on Sept. 18 to mark the celebration.
Constitution Chair Donna Dienno said there are two documents of paramount importance to U.S History: The Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution. The DAR's celebration goals are to encourage the study of historical events that led to the framing of the Constitution, and remind the public that the Constitution is the foundation of American life. Sept. 17 marked the 232nd-anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution.