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Ormond Beach Observer Thursday, Apr. 4, 2013 6 years ago

OUR TOWN: College kids give back, to Halifax Urban Ministries


PLUS: Free yoga from Senior Center instructor, and students at St. Brendan School get gardening.


College kids give back, to Halifax Urban Ministries

Four University of Central Florida students from the Daytona State College campus donated $2,342.14 in benefits to Halifax Urban Ministries, to benefit homelessness prevention.

Assigned to pick a local nonprofit and make a plan to help, the group, which calls itself Team Hope, organized a food and clothing drive, volunteered 10 hours each at HUM’s Star Center, solicited local donations and held two car washes.

“These students were amazing and set a standard for others in our community,” Mark Geallis community relations director, said. “This is the first time I have worked with UCF students ... and (I) think other schools should be challenged to have similar projects. ... (Learning) how to give back to your community is an integral part of all successful businesses.”

Free yoga workshop: Every first Saturday

Senior Center Fitness Instructor Laura Ashland is opening a new, free yoga workshop program to be held 12:30 p.m. the first Saturday of every month, at her studio, Yoga Circle and Dance Studio, 333 W. Granada Blvd. Call 589-9940.

St. Brendan students go green (thumb)

Students at St. Brendan School, 1000 Ocean Shore Blvd., don’t believe in brown bagging it at lunchtime; instead, they plant, grow and cook their own lunches

At least they do in Lizanne Swaringen’s Historical Home Arts class. Swaringen’s students designed their own garden, set up a compost station and used their crops to cook time-period recipes.

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