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Ormond Beach Observer Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 11 months ago

Knitting for the kids

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by: Jarleene Almenas News Editor

Local knitting club donates handmade blankets for OBPD

The Ormond Beach Knit and Crochet Society donated handmade blankets for the Ormond Beach Police Department to have on hand when comforting children.

Outreach Officers Jay Brennan and Marianne Durkin accepted blankets from the Ormond Beach Knit and Crochet Society. Photo courtesy of Cathy Coates.

OBPD Outreach Officers Jay Brennan and Marianne Durkin accepted the Halloween-themed blankets, which will be utilized to help

comfort kids who interact with the police during the month of October. The society regularly donates their creations to local charities and churches.

The Ormond Beach Knit and Crochet Society has been active for more than 15 years and meets at the Council on Aging's Ormond Beach Senior Activity Center.

OneBlood bus coming to Ormond Beach

Ormond Beach residents will have the opportunity to donate blood this coming Monday, Oct. 16, for OneBlood's "Carve out time time to save a life: give blood" event. 

The Big Red Bus will be at the local American Legion Post #267 located at 156 New Britain Ave. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All blood donors will receive a limited-edition halloween-themed T-shirt. They will also get a wellness checkup, which will screen their blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol. 

OBPD's PAL Golf Tournament is coming up soon

The Ormond Beach Police Athletic League's 20th annual golf tournament will take place on Saturday, Nov. 4. 

This is the major fundraiser for OBPAL, and all money goes toward supporting programs for at-risk youth such as boys and girls basketball, after school tutoring, summer art classes and more.

OBPAL is currently looking for sponsors and players, which both help with the fundraiser. The OBPAL Golf tournament is an 18-hole scramble, where participants can either pick their own team or be paired with three others. This year's hole-in-one prize is a 2018 Harley Davidson Motorcycle sponsored by Bruce Rossmeyer's Daytona Harley Davidson.

The event begins with a breakfast at 7:30 a.m at the River Bend Golf Club located at 730 Airport Road. For more information, call Belinda Legut at 386-676-3505.

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