Cuddle up: Moose lodges donate dolls for children

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  • | 4:00 a.m. May 24, 2013
Edward Wodecki, P. John Van Buren, Steve Garnes, Pete Riccio, JoAnn Butler, Dianne Stark, Linda Blum and Kathy Vazquez
Edward Wodecki, P. John Van Buren, Steve Garnes, Pete Riccio, JoAnn Butler, Dianne Stark, Linda Blum and Kathy Vazquez
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This spring, Palm Coast Moose Lodge 2577 donated a box of 12 Tommy Moose dolls to bring comfort to children in times of stress, uncertainty or anxiety. According to the lodge, the doll “personifies one of the cornerstone tenants of the Loyal Order of Moose — caring for children.”

Women of The Moose, Palm Coast Chapter 2240, also donated a box of 12 coloring books and crayons to be given to these children in a crisis situation.

In the photo, from left to right: Administrator Edward Wodecki, Palm Coast Moose Lodge 2577 Gov. P. John Van Buren, Palm Coast Fire Department captains Steve Garnes and Pete Riccio, Women of the Moose Palm Coast Chapter 2240 Sr. Regent JoAnn Butler and Assistant Guide Dianne Stark, and Linda Blum and Kathy Vazquez of Flagler County Sheriff Office.

Flagler Beach Police Sgt. Frank Parrish also accepted donations from the Moose lodges.

Around Town …

The numbers from the city of Palm Coast’s Arbor Day event: 2,500 participants, 170 runners, 550 trees handed out, 600 butterflies released, 1,170 pounds of donated food, $66 raised in the Flagler Youth Center sale, $190 raised for Indian Trails Middle School Support Group, $350 raised by the dunk tank and train rides for the Flagler Palm Coast High School Interact Club Polo Eradication Program.

Last month, Kim Rubino, a 2009 Legacy scholar sponsored by Palm Coast Elks Lodge 2709, helped deliver cards and cookies to the police in Boston after the marathon bombings.

Joseph Philip Vitellow, of Flagler Beach, received the bachelor of science in criminal justice on May 4 from Thomas University.

Spanish exchange students arrive in the area on June 30 and return to Spain on July 26. Local families are needed to host these students. For more, contact Susan James at 904-806-1392 or [email protected].

The annual Miss Flagler County Scholarship Pageants will be held on June 23, at the Flagler Auditorium. There are four divisions between ages 5 to 23 for contestants. Applications are at Call Z Wave Surf Shop at 439-9283.

Vice Chairman Leon Russell, of the NAACP National Board of Directors, will be the keynote speaker at the NAACP Meeting, 6-11 p.m. Saturday, at 200 Ocean Crest Drive. Formal attire. Tickets $75. Call 986-4847.

“The Lion in Winter” continues at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at City Repertory Theatre. Adults $15 and students $10. Visit



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