June 18, 2024

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City recognizes its winners for this year’s Mayor’s Health and Fitness Challenge

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The Ormond Beach City Commission recognized the six winners of the 2022 Mayor’s Health and Fitness Challenge at its meeting on Tuesday, May 17. 

The 21 participants who completed the challenge lost a total of 134.8 pounds, averaging 7.5 pounds per person, according to the city. The participants collectively lost 25.6 body mass index points. 

The winners of the challenge were:

Men’s category

  1. Gary Brady; 5.6 BMI points lost
  2. Chris Byle, 2.5 BMI points lost
  3. Bill Rose, 0.2 BMI points lost

Women’s category

  1. Terri Hester, 3.9 BMI points lost
  2. Virginia Collns, 2.1 BMI points lost
  3. Edith Kegle, 2 BMP points lost 

OBTS Lions give back to their community

The Ormond-by-the-Sea Lions Foundation, Inc. donated over $5,000 to numerous entities this month, thanks to the organization’s fundraising efforts and generosity of the local community. 

According to a press release, over $200 worth of baby supplies were delivered to the Pregnancy Crisis Center, and $100 donations were made to the following groups: The Seabreeze High School Bowling team, Project Right to Sight, Southeastern Guide Dogs, the Youth Exchange Scholarship, the Florida Lions Eye Institute, Leader Dogs for the Blind, Halifax Humane Society, Pediatric Cancer and the Florida Lions Diabetic Camp.

OBTS Secretary Lion Jean Cerullo; Denise O’Toole Kelly, development director for Family Renew Community and OBTS Lion Bobbie Cheh. Courtesy photo

In addition, $150 went to Lions Quest for Students, $200 to Halifax Urban Ministries and $250 contributions were made to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Foundation, Family Renew Community, Ormond-by-the-Sea Firefighters and to the Guardian Ad Litem program for expenses. Finally, $300 were donated to Beachside Elementary School and $500 donations were made to the Lions Diabetic Retinopathy Association, the Florida Lions Eye Bank Capitol Campaign and the Florida Lions Foundation for the Blind. Five TVs, valued at $800, were purchased and delivered to the Barracks of Hope veterans homeless shelter. 

The Lions’ $1,000 Al Weeks Sr. Memorial Scholarship was also presented this month. It went to Cassandra Kilroe, of Ormond Beach, a senior at Mainland High School. She plans to attend the University of Central Florida in the fall to major in emerging media. 

Cassandra Kilroe, of Ormond Beach, and OBTS Lion Mary Yochum. Courtesy photo

The Ormond-by-the-Sea Lions Club meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Alfies Restaurant, located at 1666 Ocean Shore Blvd. Call 386-441-4421 for more information.

4-H summer camps open to the public

Volusia County 4-H, a youth education program, is planning three day camps to help keep kids active and involved during the summer. Participants do not need to be 4-H members. 

The first is a gardening camp. to take place 9 a.m. to noon June 21-22. Children 5-10 years old, as of Sept. 1, will learn about gardening through hands-on activities at the Volusia County Agricultural Center at 3100 E. New York Ave. in DeLand. Master gardeners and extension agents will discuss entomology, pollinators, growing seasons and growing your colors. The camp costs $20 per child. Register at gardencamp.eventbrite.com

Then, from 9 a.m. to noon June 27 and 29, there will be a photography camp were those ages 11 to 18 can learn about basic camera functions and photography composition. This will also take place at the Volusia County Agricultural Center and topics will include camera functions, proper handling of equipment, composition and careers in photography. Register at tinyurl.com/3phjp82. The camp costs $20 per child.

Lastly, a marine science camp will take place 8:30-11:30 a.m. on July 28-29 at Spruce Creek Park, 6250 S. Ridgewood Ave. in Port Orange. Youths ages 11-13 will explore concepts related to marine science as extension agents lead hands-on activities focusing on estuarine habitats, marine conservation, mangroves, phytoplankton, oysters, fish, crabs and birds. Register at tinyurl.com/vuq4ch4d. The camps costs $30 per child

For more information, call 4-H Youth Development Agent Chelsea Woodard at 386-822-5778.


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