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Ormond Beach Observer Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 5 years ago

OUR TOWN: $13 million benefactor presents on art collecting

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Plus: Civic League of the Halifax Area honors Beebe White; and, Relay for Life preps for First Crush fundraiser.

BY THE OBSERVER STAFF

Art collectors, benefactors to present for guild

At its Tuesday, Feb. 12, meeting, the Museum of Arts and Sciences hosted Ormond Beach resident and MOAS Board of Trustees Assistant Vice President CiCi Brown, for her presentation, “Adventures in Collecting Art.”

Along with her husband, Hyatt Brown, the couple began collecting Florida-themed art in 1997. They now have the most extensive collection of Florida-based art anywhere, complete with more than 2,600 oil and watercolor pieces.

The Browns’ collection will be displayed at the museum’s soon-to-be-built Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, 352 S. Nova Road, in Daytona Beach. The 26,000-square-foot building will be built thanks to their $13 million donation.

Visit www.moas.org.

Relay for Life fundraiser: Friday

A fundraiser for the Ormond Beach Relay for Life will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at First Crush Wine Tasting, 175 S. Nova Road .

There will be live music by Living Song. Entry is $10 per person, $5 of which benefits the American Cancer Society.

Call Shelley Hamme, at 871-4017.

Oceanside hosts civic league awards, installments

Before a crowd of 135 members and guests last month at the Oceanside Country Club, 75 N. Halifax Drive, keynote speaker Glenn Ritchey presented for the Civic League of the Halifax Area’s annual meeting, before awards were given to Howard Tipton, Beebe White and others, and the league’s new officers of 2013 were installed.

Beebe White, of Ormond Beach, was presented the J. Saxton Lloyd award, for her years of contributions, including 12 years on the Volusia County School Board. She was also the first woman to receive the Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce Lou Fox Award.

Outgoing Chairman William H. “Bill” McMunn presented the Beacon Award to Howard Tipton, for his independent study of fire rescue services in Volusia County.

Installed by retired Chief Judge David Monaco, the civic league’s 2013 officers are listed as follows:

David Perryman, chairman

Joe Petrock, vice chairman

Mary Greenlees, secretary

Bob Coleman, treasurer

William H. McMunn, immediate past chairman.

David Perryman is the group’s 2013 incoming chairman.

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