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The Captain James Ormond Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored four of six local students, in elementary, middle and high school, for their winning essays, at a recent meeting.
The DAR hosted an essay contest where students in fifth through seventh grade wrote about the women's suffrage movement, and those in ninth through twelfth grade compared the technology between ships of today and those of Christopher Columbus. The winners were
Ortona Elementary School student Calista Ream, Hinson Middle School student Rylee Diehl, Tomoka Elementary School student Leena Harman, and homeschooled students Riley Rutt, and Noah and Anderson Burrows.
The DAR also inducted two new members: Carol Austin and Brenda Chappell.
American Legion hosts golf tournament
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 267 held a successful annual golf tournament with 144 participants on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Riverbend Country Club.
Following the tournament, the auxiliary served a ham and turkey buffet lunch. The event featured prizes and raffles thanks to the American Legion's community sponsors.
Church welcomes new pastor
The Faith Lutheran Church will see its new pastor, Rev. Pam O'Donnell preach her first sermon at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10.
After completing a Master of Divinity degree at Wartburg Theological Seminary, she served her internship at Christus Victor Lutheran Church in Naples, where she was recognized for her sermons and her work in social ministry. O'Donnell also holds a bachelor's in nursing and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree. She will be moving to the Ormond Beach area with her family.
Rotary Club 5K raises over $6,400
The Rotary Club of Downtown Ormond Beach raised over $6,400 at its Just Glow With It 5K race on Jan. 19, with almost 150 runners participating.
The funds raised will help support the club's charitable endeavors. The Rotary Club would like to thank its many sponsors for the race's success. Overall winners for the race were Ethan Lemoncello, Marcus Droker and Vincent Leffler for the mens' division, and Madelyn Bronson, Rebecca Rybicki and Erin Overbey for the womens' division.