Local officer is recognized as the 'Motor Officer of the Year'

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Sen. Tom Wright and Ormond Beach Police Officer Rick Taylor. Courtesy photo
Sen. Tom Wright and Ormond Beach Police Officer Rick Taylor. Courtesy photo
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Ormond Beach Police Officer Rick Taylor was selected on May 19, as the 2021 Motor Officer of the Year by the Goldwing Road Riders Association Chapter FL 1-H.

According to a press release, the ceremony was held at the RiverGrille on the Tomoka restaurant. In attendance was Sen. Tom Wright, who presented Taylor with a proclamation. 

“We are very proud of Officer Rick Taylor and all of his accomplishments while serving on the traffic unit," said Ormond Beach Police Chief Jesse Godfrey in the press release. "I don’t think anyone that works here at the Ormond Beach Police Department would argue that he is one of the hardest working and most helpful officers we have.”

Summer reading

Volusia County libraries is offering summer programs for kids. 

As of May 30, registration for this summer's reading challenge, "Oceans of Possibilities" began at volusialibrary.org/slp. Then, from June 6 through Aug. 12, children can track their summer reading online with the digital platform, "Beanstack." Children who read at least four days a week over the summer will earn prizes and can record their reading for their local school goals, according to a press release.

The library system will also offer a lineup of free programs, streaming resources and online databases. Some branches will additionally offer free "Summer Breakspot" meals for children 18 and under beginning June 13. The "Lit Kits to Go!" and "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" services will also be continued.

For more information, visit volusialibrary.org=

Congrats grads!

The Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Class XVIII recently graduated, according to the chamber's newsletter.

Ormond Beach Leadership is a chamber program that seeks to provide civic-minded individuals with information relating to the local community. It began in 2003, according to the chamber's website. 


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