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Ormond Beach Observer Monday, May 14, 2018 1 year ago

Ormond-by-the-Sea awards scholarships

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by: Jarleene Almenas News Editor

The Ormond-by-the-Sea Lions Foundation, Inc. presented its $1,000 Al Weeks Sr. Memorial Scholarships to two Ormond Beach students.

The first scholarship went to Mary Roth, who will be majoring in business and environmental science at Stetson University, and will be in the college's honors program. The second was awarded to Grant Wichlei, who will major in entrepreneurship and business at Florida State University. 

OBTS Lions Club members after the fish dinner fundraiser at Alfies Restaurant. Courtesy photo

The Lions Club also recently held its fish dinner fundraiser to celebrate the end of its Lions year. Monetary donations were presented to the Diabetes Retinopathy Foundation, Florida Diabetes Foundation Camp, Lions Diabetes Awareness, the

Jerry Dollinger Food Bank, St. Brendan’s Outreach, Conklin Center and Ormond-by-the-Sea firefighters, to name a few.

The newest OBTS Lions Club Member, Joyce Juliano. Courtesy photo

The club also welcomed its newest member, Joyce Juliano, who was installed by past district governor Norma Callahan. To join the Lions Club, call 441-4421.

Ormond Beach church to reopen historic fire station

Salty Church in Ormond Beach has announced it will be opening a rescue station in the historic Ormond Fire House, located at 160 E. Granada Blvd, to provide a centralized place for the community to go when in need of help.

The Salty Church Rescue Station will not replace community services or operate like a 911 emergency center, but it will help connect people with existing government services and other local service providers, and, if there are none to help, Salty Church will provide aid as possible. According to a press release, the rescue station is a result of the church's recent strategic initiative that follows a central theme: empowering people to serve and rescue.

A grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration will take place from 4-6 p.m. on May 24 at the fire house. Call 615-9180, email [email protected] or visit for more information.

Meet the Sweet Adeline of the Year for Ormond Beach

Ormond Beach women's barbershop chorus Song of the Coast has designated Sheila Stohr as it's Sweet Adeline of the Year.

Stohr, who has been as Sweet Adeline for 37 years, was honored on April 30 at the chorus' annual installation dinner. In her years of singing, she has taken of the lead, baritone and bass parts. Stohr has also traveled and competed nine times on the international stage.

Shelia Stohr was named Song of the Coast's Sweet Adeline of the Year. Courtesy photo

She has belonged to three different Sweet Adeline International Chorus chapters, served on chapter boards as an officer, set up after parties for the chorus after performances and served as the bass section leader. Stohr was also identified as a key member of the director's music team and is considered a valued friend to the chorus. As Sweet Adeline of the Year, she was given a special pin with the double staff with pink tourmaline and zircon stones. 

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