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Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013 7 years ago

OUR TOWN: Students PAL around with cops, on science patrol


Science Patrol students toured the police station; city safety day coming soon; book drives, theater donations, new swings and more.


Just PALing around

Ormond Beach Police Athletic League's Science on Patrol tutoring class at Ormond Beach Middle School toured the city’s police station last week, led by DARE Officer Gregory Stokes.

The students met officers, evidence workers, detectives and staff, and even worked a mock crime scene.

City hosts safety day

Ormond beach will host its first Public Safety Awareness Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 600 S. Nova Road.

Some of the organizations to host exhibits are listed as follows:

Ormond Beach Fire, Police, Public Works departments

U.S. Coast Guard

Drug Enforcement Administration Drug Take Back

Civil Air Patrol

Volusia County Beach Patrol

American Red Cross with the Big Red Bus

Daytona State Police Academy


The Police Department and Florida Hospital will be fitting for, and giving away free, bicycle helmets. There will also be a kids zone with monster sand pile, face painting and music.

Around town …

Pine Trail Elementary School’s 13th-annual Silent Auction & Family Dinner Night will kick off 5 p.m. Friday, April 26, with a barbecue dinner. Auction tables will begin closing at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $12, $8 for kids.

The Ormond Beach office of Politis & Matovina, P.A., at 170 E. Granada Blvd., is now collecting new children’s books, for donation to the Betty Jane France Center for Pediatrics at Halifax Health, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Call 671-0911.

A new gentle-flow yoga class, focusing on stress-relief, balance and spinal health, is being offered 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, at the Nova Community Center. All ages and levels of fitness welcome. Call 676-3252.

The Ormond Beach Show Club has donated new stage border curtains for the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, in addition to new moving-head stage lights. The curtains replaced curtains that have been used longer than 25 years. The donation is valued at $11,000.

City staff hung new swings and installed new playground pieces at the Magic Forest Rainbow park last week.

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