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Five stories in Your Town, including Trunk or Treat at Imagine School

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Also a donation to the Sheriff's Department, a photographer chosen for the holiday boat parade, recognition for the city's finance department and a corvette show
by: Joey Pellegrino Staff Writer

Motorcycling firefighters donate to Sheriff's Department

The Knights of the Inferno Firefighter Motorcycle Club Palm Coast, Florida Chapter 1 presented a check in the amount of $2,500 to Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly for the Christmas with a Deputy program, which buys Christmas presents for underprivileged children throughout the community. The money was raised by selling t-shirts at the club's 2019 9/11 memorial ride and ceremony.

Imagine School holds Trunk or Treat

The Imagine School at Town Center Parent-Teacher Organization hosted its 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat on Saturday, Oct. 26. The event drew in over 400 children with trunks being made by staff and parents.  The Flagler Fire Rescue also gave out candy from the Breast Cancer Awareness fire truck. There were crafts and a bake sale by Imagine School’s Emerging Leaders and their Lions Book Club.

Acclaimed photographer chosen for boat parade

Lori Vetter, the award-winning photographer based in Palm Coast, has agreed to serve as the official photographer for Palm Coast’s Holiday Boat Parade on Dec. 7. She will make her base beside the Intracoastal Waterway and photograph each boat as it passes by. Photographs will be made available free to boaters as a thank you for participating and will be distributed to print and electronic media.

Vetter’s photos are are exhibited in local art galleries and have earned her awards from the Flagler County Art League, Florida’s Birding and Photo Fest and the city of Palm Coast’s “Find Your Florida.” She has eight images chosen to be included in the Flagler County Time Capsule. Vetter is also the featured photographer in this year’s 80-page visitor booklet “Destination Flagler Beach.”

City Finance Department wins budget award

The Government Finance Officers Association is honoring the Palm Coast with the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. 

“It takes a great team to achieve such an award,” said Finance Director Helena Alves. “This recognition demonstrates our dedication to excellence, transparency and accountability to our residents.” 

In order to receive the budget award, the city had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well the budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device 

“This is just one way that your City Finance Department receives recognition for the work they do,” said City Manager Matthew Morton, “but the work Helena and her team do on a daily basis is always done with a high degree of excellence. I can’t say enough about the work they do in helping this city operate effectively and with the highest level of transparency.” 

Corvette Club holds annual show

The Flagler County Corvette Club held its 18th Annual Corvettes at the Beach show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, along 4th Street in Flagler Beach. This show featured the club's first ever tire raffle, the winner of which got a choice of tires of any brand, model and size for a vehicle of their choice. Prizes were also handed out to the best cars presented and $750 was raised to benefit AdventHealth's Pink Army, which supports breast cancer patients.

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