Also in Your Town: 'Be a Santa to a Senior.'
Second-graders at Imagine School Town Center have been studying Native American tribes. Students participated in hands-on activities that centered on the customs, traditions and heritage of several tribes from various regions of the U.S. As the culminating activity for their study, students enjoyed a Native American presentation by Jim Sawgrass, who is a member of the Muscogee Creek Indian Tribe and a native Floridian, on Friday, Nov. 16.
Sawgrass shared his knowledge about the Southwest tribes, and students got to see old artifacts, animal hides, jewelry and other relics from these indigenous people. Sawgrass also demonstrated how to use a bow and arrow and a musket.
Sawgrass’ son, Cody, performed the “Eagle Dance” and the “Hoop Dance” for the students.
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Student artist of the month
Flagler Palm Coast High School instructor Edson Beckett chose junior Cassidy Altman as the November Student Artist of the Month.
Q+A with Altman, from Beckett:
Fun Fact: “I first discovered digital design in ninth grade and the project that made me fall in love with digital art was a CD case design.”
Inspiration for artwork: “I chose to focus my pieces around the concept of phobias, so all of my pieces are inspired by phobias that I find interesting.”
Altman said she would like to study animation or graphic design at an art college.
Beckett has taught Altman for three years.
“She works very hard, and she is very focused when it comes to her work, and it really shows in the final piece,” Beckett said. “She also just won a major art competition at Daytona State College for all Volusia and Flagler County Schools with her piece on Ophidiophobia.”
Shepherd of the Coast honors veterans
Shepherd of the Coast Lutheran Church, located at 101 Pine Lakes Parkway, held a Veterans Day Service on Sunday, Nov. 11.
Rev. Dr. Mark J. Schreiber (Capt. U.S. Navy Retired) was the guest speaker. Palm Coast Fire Chief Jerry Forte and Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly were present, as well as veterans from all branches of service.
Lunch was provided after the service. Shepherd of the Coast also provides an Operation Barnabas ministry, which is the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod’s network of care to the nation’s military members, families and veterans.
Sign up for the Holiday at the Beach Parade
The Rotary Club of Flagler Beach invites the community to participate in the Holiday at the Beach Parade to be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. There is no cost to participate, and those interested are asked to complete a parade application on http://www.flaglerbeachrotary.org/. The entry deadline is Nov. 26.
Trophies will be awarded to: Best of Parade, Judges Choice, Best Marching Unit, Performances and Best Holiday Theme. There is one trophy for Best of Parade and first, second and third categories for all other awards.
‘Be a Santa to a Senior’
Home Instead Senior Care Offices, serving St. John's and Flagler counties, is inviting the community to come together to provide gifts and holiday cheer to seniors who may be isolated from friends or family this holiday season through its Be a Santa to a Senior® program. Last year, the program reached local seniors with more than 200 special gifts, according to a news release.
Those interested can go to one of the participating locations listed below and look for the “Be a Santa to a Senior” tree on display from Nov. 19th to Dec. 18. Each tree will be decorated with ornaments featuring seniors’ first names and their desired gifts. Holiday shoppers can choose an ornament, buy the requested gift and return it to the store with the ornament attached. There’s no need to worry about wrapping, as community volunteers and program partners will wrap and deliver the gifts to local seniors in time for the holidays.
“Be a Santa to a Senior” trees can be found at the following locations in Palm Coast:
Walgreens, Palm Coast Landing, 5000 State Road 100
Walgreens, 1109 Palm Coast Parkway SW
Walgreens, 215 Palm Coast Parkway NE
For more information about the program, visit BeaSantatoaSenior.com or call 986-1931.