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The Casements Camera Club has announced the winners for its 40th-annual show, which drew 37 entries judged by artist and photographer Michael Sanden, of Daytona Beach.
All entries are available for public viewing at The Casements. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit is also open on Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to noon. The photographs will be on display through Sept. 29, a press release states.
Here are the winners:
- Best of show: "Tricolor Wading" by Bob Currul
- First place: "Violet Banana" by Larry Parker
- Second Place: "The Sea Beckons" by Sylvia Rohmer
- Third Place: "The Queen of the Night" by Debbie Perez
- The Casements Award: "D&S #482" by Bob Schroeder
Food Brings Hope gets donations
Residents of the Mosaic Community and the Soroptimist Club recently donated food and school supplies to Food Brings Hope, which will benefit students in the FBH Pierson Literacy Program, including those in the adult literacy program and those in KidsZone program.
The Soroptimist Club, a volunteer service organization, held a food drive to help FBH's children and families, according to a press release. This helped to restock the food pantry at the Hope House, a home for unaccompanied youth and families requesting food through the VCan helpline.
“Food Brings Hope is extremely fortunate to receive these necessary donations from such supportive donors and especially at the beginning of the school year,” said Judi Winch, executive director of Food Brings Hope, in the press release.
Title agency employs Volusia native
Southern Title has announced the addition of a new executive assistant to the president in sales.
Charlotte Yilk is a native of Volusia County, and she has spent the last seven years in the banking and insurance industries, according to a press release. She will be responsible for facilitating the activities of the company's five-person sales team and support the marketing initiatives for all 10 offices. She also serves as a mentor in the FUTURES Take Stock in Children program.
Ride for charity
Gold's Gym Daytona Beach will be hosting a spinning fundraiser to benefit Halifax Urban Ministries at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26.
The Epic Ride fundraiser will take place at the Gold's Gym located at 1808 W. International Speedway Boulevard, and participants — both individuals and teams — can sign up to reserve their bike and mark down the distance they are committed to riding, a press release announced. Six instructors from Gold's Gym in Ormond and Daytona will donate their time to the fundraiser to help motivate participants.
The requested donation is $10 per bike. Donations, without participation, are also accepted. Prizes will be awarded to several participants who achieve milestones during the event. Visit DaytonaGolds.com or call 281-5959.
Church collecting donations for Family Renew
Tomoka United Methodist Church, located at 1000 Old Tomoka Road, is still accepting donations of food, diapers, toilet paper and coloring books for children, to go to Family Renew Community, every Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon. The last Thursday collections will be accepted is Sept. 24.
The biggest needs are for non-perishable food, basic hygiene items such as shampoo and soap, and things for children. No clothing items are currently being accepted. Call 615-0800 for more information.