Rotary Club of Downtown Ormond Beach builds planters for assisted living facility

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The Rotary Club of Downtown Ormond Beach recently built planters for the residents at Gold Choice Assisted Living Facility.

According to a press release, the club purchased wood and built the planters out of recycled 55-gallon drums, donated by Barrel Man in DeLand. Six members then visited the assisted living facility and filled the planters with potting soil and plants donated by Big League Landscape in Holly Hill. They placed the planters in front of the dining room windows, allowing the residents to watch the proceedings from inside, the release states. The members also removed vines from trees overhead the planters, to provide more sunlight for the flowers.

This is the club's latest service to Gold Choice. In the past, members have brought Christmas gifts to the residents, and sent magazines and personal greeting cards. To learn more, visit

Coffee with a cop

The Ormond Beach Police Department is hosting a "Coffee with a Cop" event at 5-6 p.m. at city hall on Thursday, July 2.

Citizens are encouraged to meet with officers and ask questions, or share what's on their mind, the announcement states. Free coffee and donuts will be provided by Dunkin' Donuts.

Zoom forum with Lisa Lewis

The Citizens for Ormond Beach will host a discussion with Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, via Zoom. 

The purpose of the discussion is to answer questions and clarify procedures regarding the August primary and the general election in November, an announcement states. It is free and open to the public. To participate, visit or the Citizens for Ormond Beach Facebook to register for the event. For more information, call 770-883-1653.

Congrats grad

An Ormond Beach resident graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Lake Forest College on Saturday, May 9.

Dillon Rice majored in business with a concentration in accounting and a minor in politics, according to a press release. Lake Forest College is a liberal arts institution near downtown Chicago. Visit for more information.

Lions award scholarship

Lion Trish Vevera with Michael, Mickayla and Vonda Pendlebury. Courtesy photo
Lion Trish Vevera with Michael, Mickayla and Vonda Pendlebury. Courtesy photo

The Ormond Beach Lions Club awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Seabreeze High School student Mickayla Ann Pendlebury at its annual awards and installation dinner on June 24, a press release announced.

Pendlebury will be attending the University of Florida this fall with the goal to become a horticultural scientist. She earned a 4.41 GPA at Seabreeze, and was a member of the flag football and cheerleading teams. She also served as a counselor at Salty Church Ministries.

Pryor and Lee's new song

Black River Entertainment's country duo Pryor & Lee's debut single, "Y'allsome," is now available to stream and download. It will hit country radio on Monday, June 29, a press release stated.

Pryor and Lee's new single is titled,
Pryor and Lee's new single is titled, "Y'allsome." Courtesy of Black River Entertainment

Pryor Baird and Kaleb Lee, the latter of whom lives in Ormond Beach, met as contestants on season 14 of The Voice in 2018 and later signed a record deal as a duo with Black River Entertainment in January 2020. Their debut single was written by Rhett Akins, Marv Green and JT Harding. It was produced by Doug Johnson and Chip Matthews, the release states. 

For more information, visit and follow them on social media, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

This story was updated at 2:32 p.m. on Monday, June 29, to correct the date for the Zoom forum with Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis.


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