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Your Town: First Baptist Church of Bunnell to hold drive-by food distribution May 11

Also in Your Town: Friends of A1A receive national award honorable mention.

First Baptist Church of Bunnell to hold drive-by food distribution May 11

The First Baptist Church of Bunnell's Hope House food ministry will hold a special drive-by food distribution event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, May 11, according to Lead Pastor Ethan Crowder. 

The food ministry has 343 bags for families plus 100 boxes for individuals ready to distribute.

Family Life Center seeks donations of paper products, food, other supplies

The Family Life Center is accepting donations of unopened paper products, cleaning supplies, diapers, formula, other food items and gift cards, according to the Family Life Center's website at

To make drop-off arrangements for these items, call 386-437-7747, or order from the FLC's Amazon needs list at to have the items delivered directly to the center.

Advocates are available 24 hours a day to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault via the Crisis Helpline: 386-437-3505.

Friends of A1A receive national award honorable mention

The Friends of A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway's “Capturing the A1A Byway Story” video has been selected for Honorable Mention in Interpretation by the National Scenic Byway Foundation, according to a news release from the Friends of A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway. 

The film is part of the Roadmap to History video series, which is funded in part by a Visit Florida grant.

“The videos share authentic photos, film clips and interview with byway representatives,"  National Scenic Byway Foundation Executive Director Sharon Strouse said, according to the news release. "The video addresses important intrinsic qualities of the 72-mile byway coastal corridor under the title 'Capturing the A1A Byway Story.'  Success of the project can be attributed to the widespread support of the many project partners.”

The A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway was one of two byways in Florida to receive recognition: The Florida Keys All-American Road was selected for first place for the Byway Organization Marketing and Communications Award. 

“We were proud to receive the news that our project had been selected for Honorable Mention by the National Scenic Byway Foundation,” Friends of A1A President Marge Rooyakkers said, according to the news release. “The team that worked on this project put in a tremendous amount of effort to make this happen, and our supporting partners from the A1A Byway communities were gracious in sharing information and taking part in this project to showcase all that the northeast Florida region has to offer. We appreciate being recognized by our peers and are grateful to Visit Florida for supporting this project as well.” 

Malt Shoppe Memories singing group serenades nurses

Medical staff at AdventHealth Palm Coast were serenaded by a singing group on May 6 outside the hospital's Emergency Department entrance, where staff members test for the virus and gather for lunch, according to a new release from the singing group, Malt Shoppe Memories.

“It is our way to give back and bring moments of joy to those who are working to keep our communities alive and healthy," said the group's manager, Maxine Levine, according to the news release. 

The group's members — Kevin Tobias, Arnie Levine, Rick Bodkin and Louise DeVito — are from Palm Coast and Ormond Beach. 

The singers have been invited for an encore at the hospital on May 11, according to Levine.



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