The Ormond-by-the-Sea Lions Club continued to serve the community through the months of September and October with free blood sugar screenings, road cleanups and assisting families affected by hurricane Ian.
According to a news release, club members conducted free blood sugar screenings at the Tomoka United Methodist Church Health Fair on Sept. 24, completing over 25 screenings. Then, on Oct. 8, members completed their quarterly 2-mile Adopt-a-Highway cleanup of A1A in Ormond-by-the-Sea.
On Oct. 10, four members of the Lions Club traveled to Palm Coast to attend the Palm Coast Lions Club meeting, where the special guest speaker was Lion Vivian Henegar, first vice district governor. In addition, Lions responded to a request from County Councilwoman Billie Wheeler to assist with items for displaced families due to Hurricane Ian. The lions shopped for cleaning supplies, diapers, paper towels, hand sanitizers and more, and delivered over $150 worth of supplies to the Volusia County Health Department for distribution. The club also donated $500 to the Lions Club International Foundation and $100 each to the Jewish Federation, Halifax Urban Ministries and St. Brendan’s Food Outreach for hurricane victims.
Lastly, on Oct. 20, the club held its Lions Night fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse in Port Orange, where members spoke with restaurant patrons about the soon-to-be-formed Port Orange Lions Club. Interested in joining the new club forming in Port Orange or want more information about the Ormond-by-the-Sea club? Call 386-441-4421.
Christmas parade entries open
The city of Daytona Beach's Bells and Shells Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, and entries are now being accepted.
The parade will begin at 6 p.m. at Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard and travel south on Beach Street to Basin Street. There will be festive floats by community organizations, performances by local bands and more. Prizes, according to a news release, will also be awarded in multiple categories, including Best Parade Float and Best Performance.
To download an entry form, visit www.codb.us/ChristmasParade. Entry applications can be sent to Katie Prestwood at [email protected].
Ormond Beach Observer reader Gordon Currie submitted this photo of one of his Halloween decorations.
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