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NEWS BRIEFS: Pink Army 5K raises $9,554 for mammograms, diagnostic tests for local women

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Also in News Briefs: Deadline for city of Palm Coast college internship applications is Feb. 10; county to unveil monument to late County Commissioner Frank Meeker.

Last fall’s Pink Army 5K was a community success — raising $9,554.10 for Florida Hospital Flagler’s breast cancer fund, which provides screening mammograms, diagnostic studies and education to qualified local people.

Representatives of the hospital and the city of Palm Coast celebrated on Jan. 17 with the presentation of an oversized check at the City Council meeting.

About 500 people walked or ran in the 5K, a one-mile support walk or the Kids Fun Run. The race, part of the Run Flagler PAL Running Series, started at the hospital and followed a route through Town Center on Oct. 30, 2016. The race was delayed a couple of weeks due to Hurricane Matthew cleanup.

John Subers, Executive Director of the Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation, thanked the city for its partnership, and also recognized Chairwoman Helga van Eckert and Co-Chairwoman Katrina Austin and other volunteers and staff who attended the check presentation.

“With the nearly $10,000 that we raised through this, this will help approximately 100 women through the calendar year 2017, to provide mammograms and other diagnostic testing for breast cancer,” Subers said. “This continues to help us touch our community in a very, very good way, so thank you so much city of Palm Coast for your continued support.”

The 2017 Pink Army 5K is scheduled for Oct. 15. For more information or to join the Pink Army, call Palm Coast Parks and Recreation at 386-986-2323.

Deadline for city of Palm Coast college internship applications is Feb. 10

The deadline for college students to apply for summer internships with the city of Palm Coast is Feb. 10.

The city is offering paid internships in environmental science, landscape architecture, GIS, public administration, capital projects management, CAD, information technology, utility, public relations, parks and recreation, video production and human resources.

Internships are full-time and are open to all current college students and, if required, may qualify for college credit. Students can get more information about the 14 internship positions and apply online at palmcoastgov.com/internships.

Palm Coast is expanding its internship program this year to allow more college students who grew up in Palm Coast and the surrounding community to get professional experience while at home during summer break.

Internships are not limited to Palm Coast residents, but the city encourages graduates of Matanzas High School and Flagler Palm Coast High School to apply.

The expanded internship program was planned by two of the city’s summer 2016 college interns, both of whom are also graduates of Flagler Palm Coast High School. Applications must be submitted by Feb. 10, 2017, at palmcoastgov.com/internships.

For more information, contact Palm Coast Human Resources at 386-986-3718 or [email protected].

Flagler County to dedicate soccer fields, unveil monument to late Commissioner Frank Meeker

Flagler County officials are dedicating the Wadsworth Park soccer fields to the late County Commissioner Frank Meeker, and will unveil on Jan. 28 the monument that memorializes his contributions to the county.

“Mrs. (Debbie) Meeker chose the date because it’s Frank’s birthday,” Commission Chair Nate McLaughlin said in a Flagler County government news release. “He would have been 62, and this is a good way to celebrate the day.”

Meeker died July 22, 2016 having battled cancer.

The dedication will be held at 10 a.m. in a garden created near the Wadsworth Park flagpole. Debbie, Joshua and Jason Meeker will speak, as well as Becky Mitchell, Flagler County Youth Soccer League Administrator, according to the county news release.

Meeker served on the Board of County Commissioners since 2012, and was a soccer youth coach for more than 15 years.

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