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Your Town: Artist donation supports cancer patients at AdventHealth Palm Coast

Also in Your Town: Palm Coast photography contest begins.
by: Paige Wilson Community Editor

Internationally acclaimed artist Paul Baliker donated $800 to the AdventHealth Palm Coast Foundation while at the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fortune Group Properties at European Village on March 2, according to a press release.

Baliker and his mother, Joan, recently held an art show and gave a portion of those proceeds to the AdventHealth Palm Coast Foundation. This donation will specifically support the hospital’s breast cancer fund and the Judith C. Macko Cancer Resource Center, which provides free wigs, turbines, drainage vests, and many other items to anyone undergoing cancer treatment, even if they aren’t being treated at an AdventHealth facility.


Also in Your Town:

Students selected for Auxiliary State 

Seated: American Legion members Mary Beck, Rosemarie Delbene and Bina Leahy. Standing: Karen Smith, of the American Legion, students Michelle Berez, Diana Cuervas-Tovar and Alyssa Santore, and Judy Hennenlotter, of American Legion

The Girls and Boys American Legion Auxiliary State programs are a week long comprehensive leadership and government seminar where students from around the country learn about and simulate the runnings of government from city level mayors and commissioners all the way up governor. The delegates write and lobby for resolutions, participate in "Party Rallies" and take a test which in turn can earn them up to 3 college credit hours.

The American Legion Flagler Post 115 interviewed male applicants on Feb. 19 choosing delegates Nicholas Anane and Dylan Otte and alternate Christian Mosey, from Flagler Palm Coast High School. For the girls: Michelle Bereznyak was the FPC student chosen to attend the conference. Alyssa Santore, an FPC student, is the alternate.


Palm Coast photography contest begins

The city of Palm Coast will hold the Find Your Florida 2019 Photography Contest now through July 6. Prizes will be awarded, and photographs submitted for the contest will be used by the city for marketing, promotional and public relations purposes.

The theme of the contest is “Find Your Florida in Palm Coast.” Winning photos will illustrate what makes Palm Coast special.

First, second and third place will be awarded, plus a special award for a new category, “Special Events,” and for the Best Photo taken by someone age 17 or younger.

For the second time, a concurrent photo contest on Instagram will be held, and prizes will be awarded for the best Instagram photos. To enter via Instagram, be sure to use the hashtag “PCpics2019” and include the photo location in the caption.

Photographers may submit up to 20 entries. It is free to enter. Entries must be submitted no later than midnight July 6.



New board for Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library, an independent, not-for-profit support group, for the Flagler County Library nearly met an untimely end at the beginning of this year.

With the passing of Terry Jones, who served 14 years as president of the Friends, and then the passing of Terry’s husband Ken a month later in 2018, the board of directors was at a loss. Ken Jones was the organization’s treasurer.

Long time fellow board members, who would normally step in to fill the gaps were also experiencing health issues and could not take over the ambitious standard set by the Jones.

“Without a board the Friends would be unable to operate and in effect cease to exist,” Library Director Holly Abanese said in a press release. “Fortunately, a nominating committee came up with a group of talented people who were willing to take on the task of administrating the Friends,” Albanese said.

At a meeting of the Friends on Saturday, Jan. 19, a new board of directors was elected.

New board: Carl Laundrie, president; Peggy Mattingly, vice president; Mark Breidenstein, treasurer; Ron Pokigo will continue to serve as assistant treasurer; Ann Breidenstein, secretary; Keith Mattingly, technical director; and Dan Malueg, government liaison.

To join the Friends of the Library, pick up a membership application at the library at 2500 Palm Coast Parkway NW or at the branch library in Bunnell. You can also email [email protected].

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