Also: Hospital, church team to help Kenyans
A second Pinch A Penny Pool Patio and Spa franchise has opened in Ormond Beach at 1930 W. Granada Blvd., owned by husband-and-wife duo Dan and Shannon Radwick, who are first-time franchisees.
Shannon Radwick said she has a friend with a Pinch a Penney franchise and it sounded like a good opportunity.
“It’s fun,” she said. “It’s different than what I’m used to but I welcome the challenge.”
Also a mom, realtor and on-call dental hygienist, she said she’s staying pretty busy.
After being accepted, the couple had a month of training at company headquarters. They offer full pool service, plus parts, accessories, toys, floats, grills and more.
“I felt like God was leading us on this path,” she said. “I knew this is what we were supposed to be doing.”
She said Pinch a Penny requires a certain radius around franchises and also knows how many pools are in the area. With the housing being built along the LPGA corridor, they expect a growing market.
The other Pinch a Penny store in Ormond Beach is at 185 S. Yonge St. The store opened more than 30 years ago and was purchased 13 years ago by father and son Danny and Mark Lampron, who said they are currently getting ready for their spring sale and the busy season.
AdventHealth helps out in Kenya
Employees at AdventHealth Daytona Beach joined with the Daytona Beach Seventh-day Adventist Church on a mission trip to Kenya from Feb. 28 to March 15 and provided care at clinics.
“Our team cared for patients with terrible wounds, with maggots and worms,” said Linda Misko, a nurse and director of education for the hospital. “Many had extremely high fevers of over 104 degrees and there were so many underdeveloped children. We also encountered some extremely unique conditions, including gigantism and congenital backward legs. The team did our best to offer treatments and comforts to the community.”
Also, a construction team worked on the Kiutine Seventh-day Adventist School, a boarding school with over 200 secondary students.
Thanks to donations from AdventHealth Daytona Beach employees and family, as well as community partners such as Walgreens Store No. 3814 in Ormond Beach and the manager of the Dollar Tree in Palm Coast, the hospital gave the locals sunglasses, eyeglasses, toothbrushes, toothpaste, clothes and toys.
While the team was there, they realized the top contributing factor to most of the health problems is a lack of clean water. Darla Fish, a registered nurse and executive director of cardiovascular services at AdventHealth Daytona Beach, is leading the effort for a new well.
To support the effort to build a new well for the remote villages of Kenya, email [email protected].