The Casements Camera Club presents the winners of the 42nd annual competition

The Casements Camera Club recently announced the winners of their 42nd annual show, which attracted a variety of entries which were judged by Chris Percival with Speedway Photo Lab.

The exhibition includes 46 images by 33 photographers. It will be on display at The Casements Gallery, located at 25 Riverside Drive, through September 29. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

The winners were:

  • Best of Show: “Destination Wedding” by Nancy Munier
  • First Place: “Great Egret with Nesting Material” by Bob Currul
  • Second place: “Fall Colors at Lake Disston” by Adelet Kegley
  • Third place: “Night Bridge” by Jerry LeCrone
  • Casements Award: “Sunrise at Daytona Beach Pier” by Will Abair

A section of the FPRA to help the Halifax Humane Society

The Volusia-Flagler Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association recently announced that its annual charity for the year 2022-2023 will be the Halifax Humane Society.

According to a press release, it has become a tradition for the local FPRA chapter to have its Great Communicator Award winner choose the charity of the year. In late August, the chapter honored retired Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Kim Montes, who chose HHS because of his passion for cats.

Members and guests planning to attend the FPRA luncheon on Sept. 15 have been asked to donate to benefit HHS. The chapter will be collecting wet cat and kitten food, litter and cat treats. There is also a need for used or lightly worn towels.

“As a cat (and animal) lover myself, I’m thrilled that the chapter is supporting HHS as a charitable organization,” Cyndi Hines, 2021-2022 chapter president, said in the release. hurry. “I am proud to be part of an association that makes supporting its community a priority.

Over 5,000 backpacks donated

The Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler Counties was able to purchase 5,587 backpacks full of school supplies to donate to local students this year.

In addition, the association distributed 1,185 school supply kits, 2,133 teacher supply kits for use in the classroom and 50 empty backpacks.

Joe Vetter, teacher at Hinson Middle School, Marvin Miller, president of the Jewish Federation, and students with backpacks. Courtesy picture

“This year has seen the highest demand for backpacks and school supplies, probably due to Covid in recent years, and the cost of living which has had a very serious effect, especially on low income families” , Jewish Federation President Marvin Miller wrote in an email.

A total of 8,955 school supplies were distributed to 89 schools in Volusia and Flagler counties. The Jewish Federation thanks its members and all donors who have supported its annual backpack drive. As always, 100% of every dollar raised went towards school supplies.

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