Also in Your Town: Palm Coast woman receives Humanitarian Award
The Boy Scouts of Troop 400 in Bunnell, along with some Flagler County Master Gardeners and adult volunteers, worked the morning of Jan. 5 to save sea oats on the dunes between Beverly Beach and N. 18th Street, before the Army Corps of Engineers dig up the area to install a sea wall, said volunteer Barbara Kipnis. The plants were dug up, potted and will be held and cared for until the project is completed. The plants will then be replanted. Sea oats have the highest value and survivability, so that is where collection efforts were focused, she added.
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Palm Coast woman receives Humanitarian Award
Rev. Theresa D. Waters, assistant pastor and congregational care minister at Palm Coast United Methodist Church, was selected as the 2018 Humanitarian Award recipient at the annual “A Christmas to Remember” event for Flagler children in foster care on Dec. 22. The event and award were sponsored by Community Partnership for Children Inc. and Abundant Life Ministries Inc., to recognize an individual from the community who has demonstrated outstanding service to humanity, according to a press release.
Waters was nominated by Chi Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority for her leadership, implementation of innovative practices and dedication to active participation in community service. As the immediate past president of AKA, she led the sorority through a variety of award-winning initiatives. Waters also helps support The Sheltering Tree and Our Father’s Table, served as a certified addictions counselor, helped abused women at the Family Life Center and often conducts grief counseling, tutoring and mentoring to youth.
Flagler Business Women donate to FLC
The monthly meeting and annual Holiday Celebration of the Flagler Business Women was held on Monday, Dec. 17, at the Hilton Garden Inn Palm Coast. Over 50 gifts were donated to the Family Life Center, Flagler County’s domestic violence help center. Each month the FBW give half or all of the money collected from the sale of its 50/50 raffle tickets to the Family Life Center, as well. The next meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the Hilton Garden Inn Palm Coast.
Season of giving
The congregation at Shepherd of the Coast Lutheran Church, located at located at 101 Pine Lakes Parkway S., celebrated the spirit of giving at by donating food and hygiene items so that the Sunday school students and youth group members could assemble 100 “Blessing Bags” for church members to distribute to homeless and needy individuals in the community, according to a press release.
The children also enjoyed a Christmas celebration on Sunday, Dec. 23, which included the telling the Christmas story and cookie decorating.
Knights of Columbus discuss ‘faith in action’
Knights of Columbus Flagler Beach Council 10514 officers were in attendance at the Florida State Council Region 2 planning meeting on Saturday, Dec. 29, in Ormond Beach, according to a news release. Dan McIntyre, Region 2 Coordinator, led discussions on implementing the Knight’s ‘Faith in Action’ program. The program has four parts: faith, community, family and life. Ideas were exchanged on how councils and their members could better work in their respective church parishes, assist those in need in their local community, help foster strong family unity, as well as assisting and protecting the most vulnerable in our society.