The following are adapted from news releases:
Five Flagler County high school students, four boys and one girl, were the guest speakers at the Monday, Sept. 14 meeting of American Legion Post 115. The students spoke about their experiences during their week in Tallahassee. American Legion Boys State is an educational opportunity for students to see government instruction first-hand. The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors a similar program, Girls State.
The students took part in the political process through role-play civic exercises. The non-partisan program does not reference actual political parties but instead uses the mythical parties, “Nationalists and Federalists.”
The four boys, Reiley Pickering and Sokret Pond from Matanzas High School; and Alex Lull and William Gibbs from Flagler Palm Coast High School, attended Boys State sponsored by the Post. McKenzie Smith from Flagler Palm Coast High School attended Girls State sponsored by the Auxiliary Unit 115.
Master Gardener Fall Festival
The Master Gardener Fall Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Flagler Extension Service, 150 Sawgrass Road, Bunnell. The festival will include seminars about Florida gardening, a free plant clinic, tours of the gardens, and a plant and bake sale. Residents can bring weeds, insects and plants for free advice. For more information, call 437-7464 or email, [email protected].
Flagler County NAACP to meet
The Flagler County NAACP will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 U.S. 1 N., Palm Coast. Guest speakers will be Cassandra Stephenson of Chi Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. who will speak about voter registration; Renny Roker, an actor and producer who will unveil his book “Positivity, Your Key to Success,” and Lynette Shott director for Student and Community Engagement, who will speak about school district plans for the upcoming year. For more information, call 446-7822.