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Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 3 years ago

What's Happenin: 105th Commodore of HRYC, Tootsie Roll Drive

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by: Emily Blackwood News Editor

Ormond man named 105th Commodore of Halifax River Yacht Club

Glen Wagner was recently installed as the 105th Commodore of the Halifax River Yacht Club in Daytona Beach. This year the club is celebrating its 120th anniversary, and is one of the oldest yacht clubs in continuous existence on the east coast of the United States. A recent demographic study of the club's membership indicated that there are more members of the club from Ormond Beach than any other community in Volusia County.

Partington helps kick off Knights of Columbus' Tootsie Roll Drive

Ormond Beach Commissioner Bill Partington recently met with members of Knights of Columbus Prince of Peace Council 8791 to help kick-off this year’s Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive. The five-week long Tootsie Roll Campaign begins Jan. 28, and is the Knights’ largest charitable fundraising activity, with all of the proceeds going to schools and organizations that help developmentally challenged adults and children.

Kevin Tilley, Ormond Beach Commissioner Bill Partington and Jay Young (Courtesy photo)

Most of the money is distributed locally, but some also goes to a statewide Knight’s fund to help the less-disabled who live and work on their own in non-institutional settings. Last year the special education programs at five Ormond Beach schools and The ARC of Volusia received grants totaling $3,800.

“Through the efforts of our council members and the generosity of area residents and visitors, we look forward again this year to be able to raise much needed funds to help local students and adults with physical and learning disabilities,” said Kevin Tilley, Grand Knight of Council 8791. Tilley added, “We would also like to thank the merchants who give us access to their storefronts – Publix, Wal-Mart and Winn-Dixie.”

The drive runs through Feb. 27. Prince of Peace Council 8791 has been in existence for 31 years and has 220 members.

YPGO donated $448.80 to Halifax Humane Society. Proceeds came from an event on Jan. 7 at Las Bistro. Left to right: Josh McPherson, Andy Barboza, Christina Cassidy, Michael Ugarte., Andrew Gall, Meg Evans, Jenelle Codianne and Alex Middleton.

YMCA offering youth-focused enrichment programs 

While the dangers of childhood obesity are well chronicled, many families need support changing their children’s habits. That’s why the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA has launched two important initiatives:

  • Advocacy and adherence to the 5-2-1-0 HEPA standards, including the promoting the importance of eating five fruit and vegetable servings
    Emily Glass enjoying a healthy snack at the Ormond Beach Family YMCA Cooking Club Enrichment Program (Courtesy photo).
    daily, engaging in no more than two hours of recreational screen time, participating in physical activity for at least one hour daily, and drinking zero sugar sweetened beverages.
  • Afterschool Enrichment Programs including Cooking Club, Running Club, Circuit Training and Flag Football.

“Educating the youth of our community on improving healthy habits will go a long way to building a healthy community,” said Bev Johnson, Vice President of Health Strategies, Volusia Flagler Family YMCA. 

In addition to being healthy at home, there is a need to maintain healthy habits while attending out-of-school programs. To create healthy environments for all children the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA has implemented Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards in our after

Skylar Martin joined in the fun at the Ormond Beach Family YMCA Cooking Club Enrichment Program (Courtesy photo).

and out of school programs.

“Our goal is to make the healthy choice the easy choice for your child while he or she is in our care” notes Liz Kammer, Vice President of Youth Development, Volusia Flagler Family YMCA.

To learn more about the Volusia Flagler YMCA’s Afterschool Enrichment Programs and about 5-2-1-0 standards, please contact Liz Kammer at [email protected].


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