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Port Orange Observer Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 3 years ago

Fundraiser held for families of Anthony Franzini and Eleanor Stephens

Also in Your Town: Trunk or Treat, quilting for a cause and children's art
by: Nichole Osinski Community Editor

On Sunday, Oct. 22, residents gathered at Ritter's Frozen Custard to help support the families of Anthony Reese Franzini and Eleanor Stephens — two children who have been fighting cancer. 

Franzini lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, Oct. 5. The Port Orange resident was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, which is an aggressive form of cancer found at the base of the brain. 

According to the event's Facebook page, the day was meant to be a way that people who knew Franzini could celebrate and reflect on who he was and what he meant to them. 

The Francine's GoFundMe page can be found at 

The Stephens' GoFundMe page can be found at 

Halloween comes early with Trunk or Treat

Families can participate in a fun and friendly trick-or-treating time during the Trunk or Treat event at the Daytona Beach Drive In Christian Church, 3140 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach Shores. 

The event takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27. 

The Daytona Tortugas will also be holding at Trunk or Treat event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27. The event takes place at 105 E Orange Ave, Daytona Beach. 

Residents can also spend the next day with first responders during the Port Orange Police Department's block party and trunk or treat event on Saturday, Oct. 28. The event goes from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Quilts of Honor invites residents to group meeting 

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, anyone interested in quilting for a good cause can come to the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Cir., Port Orange, from 9:30 a.m to noon to make quilts for veterans. 

The group was started this year. 

Attendees are asked to bring sewing machines. 

For more information contact Group Leader Terry Burtchell at [email protected]

ArtHaus offering more children's art classes in November

Children 5 years and older can participate in the “Adventures in Art!” on Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on November 7, 14, 21 and 28. The cost is $80 with art supplies included.

Christophe Cardot will teach his Children’s Painting classes on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for ages 8 years and up. The four classes will cost $80 including art supplies and will be held on November 1, 8, 15 and 29.

The “Art of Drawing” classes taught by Monique Fisher on Thursdays, November 2, 9, 16, and 30 are scheduled from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a fee of $60, including art supplies.

To register call 386-767-0076 or email [email protected]. For more information about these and other classes, visit 


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