The local DAR chapter introduces younger members

The local DAR chapter introduces younger members

Captain James Ormond, the Daughters of the American Revolution Branch, recently introduced the branch’s youngest member to its November meeting.

Lauren Webber is a final year student at Mainland High School and is dual enrollment at Daytona State College. She is the daughter of DAR member Carla Weber.

Homegrown writer wins Mom’s Choice award

Sarah Bellisa Tucker, author of Ormond Beach, recently received a Mom’s Choice Award in honor of her stamp of approval for her series The Adventures of Harry and Friends.

The Millennium Challenge Account evaluates products and services created for children, families, and educators, according to a press release. The organization is based in the United States and has reviewed thousands of outstanding applications from more than 55 countries. To be considered for an award, participants must submit three identical samples of their work to be evaluated before sending it to the MCA Executive Committee for final review and approval.

Ormond’s author, Sarah Bellisa Tucker, recently received a Mom’s Choice Award honoring the seal of approval for her series The Adventures of Harry and Friends. photo courtesy

“Our goal is to introduce families and educators to best-in-class products and services,” said Dawn Matheson, CEO of MCA. “We have a passion for helping families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually. Parents and educators know that the products and services that bear our seal of approval are high quality and also great value. The MCA Assessment Program is designed to integrate the expertise of scientists, clinicians and other professionals. But we also engage parents, children, teachers and caregivers because they Experts know what’s best for their families.”

Test samples from “The Adventures of Harry and Friends” will be donated to schools, libraries, hospitals and non-profit organizations.

“We are thrilled to win the Mom’s Choice Award Seal of Approval in honor of excellence,” Tucker said. “We know all the great things MC Algiers is doing to communicate
consumers, educators, and caregivers with the best products and services available to families.”

The Tucker Series is used to teach life skills and problem solving to children ages 4 to 8. Visit

A Rotary Club member of Daytona Beach West reviews some boxes packed for the club’s Thanksgiving Basket Brigade efforts. photo courtesy

Basketball Brigade is successful

Just in time for the holiday, the Rotary Club of Daytona Beach West packed 25 Thanksgiving meals for families in need at the club’s last meeting as part of its Thanksgiving Basket Brigade.

Rotarians gathered and brought food and gift cards for the cause, and the boxes were delivered on Saturday, November 20 to the doors of the families’ homes, according to the club’s Facebook page.

Raising money for breast cancer

The American Legion’s Auxiliary Unit at Post 267 has raised more than $10,000 for the Think Pink Fund. photo courtesy

The American Legion’s Auxiliary Unit Post 267 hosted a breast cancer fundraiser on October 23, raising more than $10,000, according to an email.

Fundraising has a German theme and was called “Breast-toberfest”. Members presented a check to Jennifer Pelodat of Think Pink Fund at Halifax Hospital for $10,205.

Invitation to artists

The Volusia County ECHO Exposition Committee invites qualified organizations and individuals to submit a proposal for a new exhibit at the ECHO Exposition at Ocean Center, located at 101 N. Atlantic Ave.

According to a county press release, all submitted work must depict sports photography within Volusia County. The deadline for applications is March 18. Selected works with credits will be shown for 45 consecutive weeks. For more information, contact Volusia County Cultural Coordinator Robert Reed at 386-736-5953, ext. 15872 or in [email protected].

Dollars for a cause

Son’s Leader Dan Weaver, Halifax Hospice Director Ben Eby, Aged Care Fund Development Specialist Emily Smith, and Son’s Deputy Leader Mark Olson. photo courtesy

Last week, the Sons of the American Legion Ormond Beach Post 267 donated $500 to Halifax Hospice.

This is part of the group’s efforts to donate to local organizations throughout the year to help veterans and the community.

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