Skip to main content
Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 3 years ago

What's Happening in Ormond Beach

What's happening in your community this week?
by: Emily Blackwood News Editor

Sweet Adeline's birthday wish

When Sheila Stohr, Ormond Beach resident and member of the Song of the Coast Sweet Adeline Chorus, turned 70 years old, she didn't want any presents. Instead, she invited her Sweet Adeline friends, who had thrown a part for her, to bring diapers and wipes to donate to the Pregnancy Crisis Center in Daytona Beach. Over 30 packages were given to the center. 

Blessing of the pets

Camryn Chiumento and Bella White wanted their furry friends blessed. 

All creatures great and small were welcomed Nov. 1 at First United Methodist of Ormond Beach for their first ever Blessing of the Animals. Over 150 people along with more than 100 of their pets filled the grounds of the church, and among the blessed were everything from dogs and cats to a horse, a turtle, bunnies, crickets and even two praying mantis egg cases. Reverends Scott Smith and Melynne Rust led the large group in a service complete with everyone joining to sing “All Creatures of Our God and King.” After that they, along with Ormond Beach retired veterinary Dr. Brian Smith, broke off to start the individual blessings. Charms were given out to each animal blessed, to either hang on collars or be placed on their bird cages, aquariums or habitats. Pet Supermarket, Barkle N’ Shine groomer, Great Dawg Rescue, Daytona Beach German Shepherd Rescue and Obedience Club of Daytona were all on hand offering prizes, giveaways, pets for adoption and training tips. The Daytona K9 unit was also there complete with canine cop, Ox. With such a great turn out, the church plans to enlarge the event next year. 

Claudia Castro brought in her horse to be blessed. 
Billie Lynch with his dog Pippa being blessed by retired vet Dr. Brian Smith.
Felix Maltby with his now-blessed turtle. 



 Saint Brendan raises money for breast cancer awareness 

Left to right: Jason Brown, Patrick Wilkie, Olivia Duvall, Sage Sweatt, Claire Cassidy, Adam Utter, Andrew Acebal, Alexis Dawson, Mrs. Michele Rudinski, Alex Foege and Grant Mateo (Courtesy photos).

Saint Brendan's Student Council hosted a "Dress Down in Pink" day to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research. A $1,000 check will be sent to The American Cancer Society.  

HUM distributes Thanksgiving turkeys

Thanks to a donation by BJ’s Wholesale Club, Halifax Urban Ministries will be able to distribute turkeys this Thanksgiving to families of three or more. There will be a sign up from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18, or until they run out.  Participants are asked to bring the following to HUM's office at 54 S. Ridgewood Ave.: photo identification, Social Security Cards for everyone in the household and current rental receipt of utility bill with name and correct address. If there are any questions or concerns call 615-1326.

Signature Health seeks carolers

Signature Healthcare of Ormond is currently looking for volunteers to sing Christmas and Hanukkah songs with their residents. For more information call 673-0450 Ext. 119 or 115.


Related Stories