The Ormond Lakes event raises money for a different cause each year.
The second annual Ormond Lakes Fall Festival entertained residents of the community with food, music, a car show, art show, kids’ activities, bake sale and silent auction on Oct 11. Members of the 607-home community gave a donation to take part, and all of the proceeds went to Halifax Urban Ministries. Last year the community raised $1,400 for Libby’s Legacy, a breast cancer fundraiser, and they plan to help a different charity each year.
“It brings the community together,” said board Vice-President Jim Pisors.
LeAnn Alexander, event organizer, said the generosity of local businesses “was overwhelming.”
More than 120 items were donated from local businesses and residents for the silent auction.
Troy Ray, executive director of HUM, who was at the event, said grants come and go, so local support is the key to stability.
“Events like this keep us going year after year,” he said.
He said there are 21,000 families in Volusia County living below the poverty level.