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Correction: Dream Green Volusia picked up 900 pounds of trash, not 9 pounds as previously reported.
Twelve volunteers part of Dream Green Volusia participated in the Ocean Conservancy's 36th International Coastal Cleanup by cleaning up a half-mile section of the Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail on Highbridge Road on Saturday, Sept. 18.
The volunteers picked up 900 pounds of trash and filled 24 trash bags, according to Dream Green Volusia's tally. Volunteers found 337 pieces of plastic and foam packaging, 280 cans, 275 glass bottles, 175 plastic bottles and 150 food wrappers.
The Loop clean up site was one of 21 locations that participated in the international effort this year.
Fundraiser for local family
A GoFundMe page is raising money to help Ormond Beach resident Christopher Smith with funeral expenses, as he recently lost his wife and unborn daughter after his wife contracted COVID-19.
Ashley Smith was hospitalized for a total 34 days before she died on Sept. 10, according to the fundraiser's page. She was pregnant at the time, and lost the child before she was medically-induced into a coma.
She is survived by her husband Christopher and 8-year-old son.
Over $11,000 have been raised thus far. To donate, visit https://gofund.me/c7fdb707
Trunk or Treat
LightHouse Christ Presbyterian Church is now accepting candy donations for its upcoming Trunk or Treat event, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 30.
To donate, place candy in the tubs that are set up at the entrance to the Gathering Place, or the Hub.
Ormond Beach residents David and Brandy Schoolcraft are gearing up to open their eighth-annual Halloween display at their home at 111 Pine Creek Court, and they are inviting local organizations and businesses to send a representative during Halloween to help pass out candy and distribute information about their organization or business.
The Schoolcrafts' Halloween display will be open 5:30-10 p.m. daily in October. However, the Halloween Safe-Stop event will only take place from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 31 for trick or treating.
Last year, the Schoolcrafts' distributed 275 treat bags to children. There is no admission fee, but donations are appreciated. To get involved, please contact David Schoolcraft at [email protected]