"Sunrise at Daytona Beach Pier" by Will Abair won the Casements Award. Courtesy photo
Ormond Beach Observer
The Casements Camera Club recently announced the winners for its 42nd-annual show, which drew a variety of entries that were judged by Chris Percival with Speedway Photo Lab.
The exhibit includes 46 images by 33 photographers. It will be on display at The Casements Gallery, located at 25 Riverside Drive, through Sept. 29. Gallery viewing hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.
The winners were as follows:
Best of Show: "Destination Wedding" by Nancy Munier
First place: "Great Egret with Nesting Material" by Bob Currul
Second place: "Fall Colors at Lake Disston" by Adelet Kegley
Third place: "Night Bridge" by Jerry LeCrone
Casements Award: "Sunrise at Daytona Beach Pier" by Will Abair
FPRA chapter to help Halifax Humane Society
The Volusia-Flagler Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association recently announced its annual charity for the 2022-2023 year will be the Halifax Humane Society.
According to a press release, it has become tradition for the local FPRA chapter to have its Great Communicator award recipient choose the charity for the year. In late August, the chapter honored retired Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Kim Montes, who chose HHS because of her passion for cats.
Members and guests planning to attend the FPRA lunch meeting on Sept. 15, have been asked to bring in a donation to benefit HHS. The chapter will be collecting wet food for cats and kittens, litter and cat treats. There is also a need for used or slightly-worn towels.
“As a cat (and animal) lover myself, I am thrilled the chapter will be supporting HHS as its charity,” said Cyndi Hines, 2021-2022 chapter president in the press release. “I’m proud to be a part of an association that makes supporting its community a priority.”
Over 5,000 backpacks donated
The Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler Counties was able to purchase 5,587 backpacks full of school supplies to donate to local students this year.
In addition, the nonprofit distributed 1,185 school supply kits, 2,133 teacher supply kits for classroom use and 50 empty backpacks.
"This year was the biggest demand for backpacks and school supplies, probably due to Covid these past few years, and the cost of living that had a very serious effect, especially on the lower income families," wrote Jewish Federation President Marvin Miller in an email.
All in all, 8,955 total school supplies were distributed to 89 schools in Volusia and Flagler counties. The Jewish Federation thanks its members and all donors who supported its annual backpack drive. As always, 100% of every dollar collected went toward purchasing school supplies.