Also in Your Town: Send-off event planned for Palm Coast’s first mayor.
An “Americanism - Youth Achievement Night” was held Monday, Sept. 10, at the Palm Coast VFW Post 8696. The event celebrated and honored the youth sponsored by American Legion Post 115 to the following programs: Boys State, Girls State and Youth Law Cadet (co-sponsored with the FCSO and the Law Enforcement Explorers).
There were approximately 75 people in attendance, including the American Legion Florida Department Cmdr. Dianne Boland, the District 17 Cmdr. Willie Branch and Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly.
The honorees from Flagler Palm Coast High School were: Boys State delegates Liam Dineen and Tyler Perry, Girls State delegate Anne Joseph, Youth Law Enforcement Cadets Jose Vasquez and John Overton.
Also in Your Town:
Send-off for Palm Coast’s first mayor
The city of Palm Coast’s first mayor, James V. Canfield, will soon be relocating to Maryland to be closer to his family. The public is invited to a celebratory send-off at a farewell reception at 2-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Ave.
Canfield’s friends and colleagues will share memories and make presentations. The formal program will begin at 3 p.m. Members of the public will also have an opportunity to share memories and well wishes.
Help neighbors to the north
As Flagler County was spared from the effects Hurricane Florence, officials are asking residents who want to assist those in the Carolinas who received the brunt of the storm to make a monetary donation, as sending food and clothing can complicate disaster relief efforts, according to a news release from the county.
Financial donations can be made through the following safe sites:
- American Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org
- North Carolina Florence Recovery: https://governor.nc.gov/donate-florence-recovery
- South Carolina Emergency Management Division: https://www.scemd.org/recover/volunteer-and-donate/
Emergency management officials also ask volunteers not to self-deploy. Unexpectedly arriving at a community that has been impacted by a hurricane creates an additional burden for first responders. Many volunteer opportunities still require very specialized training.
Locally, residents can contact Flagler Volunteer Services, [email protected], which has many volunteer programs and volunteer training opportunities, including disaster-related work for those interested in helping after emergency events.
Kiwanis seniors of month
The Flagler/Palm Coast Kiwanis Club recognized the seniors of the month at Flagler Palm Coast and Matanzas high schools for August and September. Each high school’s administration selects a senior each month who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in school functions and shown academic excellence. Each student receives a certificate of recognition and a small subsidy.
MHS August senior of the month: Patrick Argento
FPCHS August senior of the month: Gabrielle Wong
MHS September senior of the month: Megan Brink
FPCHS September senior of the month: Shelby Beck
Thanks to the collaborative efforts of Imagine School at Town Center Parent Teacher Organization President Sam Allen and local business Painting with a Twist, positive quotes can be found in the student bathrooms at ISTC.
With the girls’ bathroom doors completed, it’s now time to start on the boys’ bathroom. That project will take place Sept. 17 to 20.
15 years of red hats
The Palm Coast chapter of the Red Hat Society, the Purple Passions, celebrated 15 years as an organization, at Halifax Golf Club on Saturday, Sept. 15. Join the chapter at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Olive Garden for lunch to begin the next year of fun and friendship. No membership fees; the only requirement is a red hat. Visit https://www.redhatsociety.com.