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Ormond Beach Observer Monday, Apr. 15, 2019 1 year ago

Ormond Beach water tower to get makeover

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by: Jarleene Almenas Associate Editor

The city of Ormond Beach is currently working to give its water tower a new look.

The water tower is going to be sandblasted for painting, and a curtain was placed over it for containment, said Loretta Moisio, the city's public information officer, in an email. The sandblasting and priming is scheduled to be complete by May 24, and the painting by June 27. 

Seabreeze High School volunteer wins award

Seabreeze High School volunteer Kellie Cofer won the 2018-19 Florida Outstanding School Volunteer Award from the Florida Department of Education due to her role in advertising, organizing and creating fundraising opportunities for SHS band students to be able to travel to London to perform in the London New Year's Day Parade.

According to a press release by Volusia County Schools, Cofer is one of only five volunteers in the adult category statewide to receive this honor from Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran.  Cofer has been volunteering Volusia County schools for more than 10 years.

To help the band raise close to $75,000 for the trip, Cofer created a music festival, developed the "Paddles and Pups" fundraiser and donated thousands of her own money to assist students. In the end, the trip's cost was reduced by over $500 per student.

Lions Club sorts eyeglass donations

Three Ormond-by-the-Sea Lions Club members visited the Project Right to Sight warehouse in Ocoee earlier this month to see what happens to all the donated pairs of eyeglasses the club collects. 

Lions Bobbie Cheh, Greg Evans and John Thomas were among the 55 Lions Club members, Leos and volunteers who sorted and counted over 33,000 pairs of glasses and cases, all from the District 35-0, in three hours. The Lions sorted the items into prescription glasses, readers, sunglasses, prescription sunglasses, and spare parts and pieces.

This Lions Club project fulfills one of the main objectives of the International Lions Club: to sponsor and promote programs that deal with sight preservation and the fight against blindness, according to a club press release. This project helps provide reconditions, recycled eyeglasses to homeless and uninsured people in the Central Florida community, at no cost. 

Eyeglass donations are accepted at 

  • Alfies Restaurant, 1666 Ocean Shore Blvd.
  • Klip and Kurl Beauty Salon, 1644 Ocean Shore Blvd.
  • International Eye Associates, 1545 Hand Ave.
  • Or you can call 441-4421 to arrange for eyeglass pick up.

Middle schoolers host school event

The eight grade class at St. Brendan Catholic School recently hosted the 2019 Fish Fry.


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