Also in Your Town: 'Twelve Angry Men' at Thank You Five
Tiffany Rosengrant, owner of Pozzyvibes, a mobile DJ business in Port Orange, is offering free zumba for kids every Tuesday night at Riverwalk Park in Port Orange. The Free Sunset Zumba classes for the public are intended to "spread positivity" and to "share my passion of music and dance with the community," Rosengrant said. She also gives away goodie bags.
The city of Port Orange is also going to be starting their Get Fit Challenge from March 1 to May 7, and participants who come to the classes will also receive points for their challenge. The classes are always on Tuesdays, but the times change throughout the year as the sunset changes. From now until March 3, classes are 6-6:45 p.m.; then classes jump to starting at 7 p.m. to align with sunset. Visit pozzyvibes.com.
Rotary scholarship for seniors
The Darcy Akers Scholarship Fund, which is administered by the Rotary Club of Ormond Beach, is now accepting scholarship applications from area high school seniors for the 2020-2024 program period. The fund, which has provided nearly $600,000 in scholarships since its founding, utilizes the following criteria in selecting recipients: community service, demonstrated leadership, scholastic success and financial need. The deadline to submit an application is April 10. Contact your school guidance counselor or visit www.darcyakers.org.
Food Brings Hope sponsors day trip
Food Brings Hope recently helped Atlantic High School's Girls with STYLES and TeenZone program members visit The Hannibal Square Heritage Center in Winter Park in recognition of African American History month, according to a press release.
The girls arrived via SunRail to visit the center, which was once the heart of the African American community in winter park. They also toured the art exhibits. Pictured standing, left to right, are Mikah Beasley, Ashanti Aiken, Courtney Skerrett, Mya El Ghali, Allison Tubens, Maria Ayala Gonzalez, Delvin Furlonge, Reese Ford, Jay, and Istvan Wallace; in the front row: Essence Wallace, Ty Garner and Shane Stamper.
Our Lady of Hope KOC holds retreat
Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church Knights of Columbus Council 8086 recently held its second annual retreat at the Cracker Creek Nature Preserve. Forty members of Council 8086 were joined by 28 parishioners at the four-hour gathering.
Karl A. Schultz, an international speaker and author of 15 books, led the retreat with the topic of St. Joseph, and Our Lady of Hope Pastor Rev. Chris Hoffmann celebrated an outdoor Mass.
Silver Sands celebrates Black History Month
Silver Sands Middle School seventh graders in Misty Palmer's class celebrated Black History Month by making dioramas of famous black Americans. The dioramas were on display in the library for the second half of February.
Lloyds to be honored at Futures event
The Futures Foundation for Volusia County Schools will honor civic leaders Bob and Sherri Lloyd at its annual Caribbean Party fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Brannon Center in New Smyrna Beach.
The Lloyds are parents of Delaney, 19, and Matthew, 16. Delaney is a freshman at the University of Florida and a
graduate of Father Lopez Catholic High School. Matthew is a junior at Father Lopez and is actively pursuing his Eagle Scout in Port Orange Troop 477.
The community is invited to support the event through sponsorships, donations of items for the auctions or purchase of tickets which are $125 each (discounted tickets at $75 each are available for Volusia County School employees/retirees, limit two). Proceeds benefit all of FUTURES Foundation’s programs including Teacher Classroom Mini-Grants, Tomorrow’s Leaders, Turn Around dropout prevention, and Take Stock In Children. Sponsorships and tickets may be purchased at www.FuturesTickets.com until Wednesday, March 11. For more information, please contact FUTURES Executive Director Cynthia Ramirez at 255-6475, ext. 50730.
'Twelve Angry Men' at Thank You Five
The Stage at Thank You Five presents “Twelve Angry Men,” by Reginald Rose, at 7:30 p.m. March 20, 21, 27 and 28, and at 2 p.m. March 29. The Stage is at 4606 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Unit 2N, Port Orange, and costs $17 per ticket. Call 386-295-5699, or visit www.thankyoufive.org.
In this classic American drama, twelve male jurors are called upon to decide the fate of an unseen 16-year-old young man of color. Directed Bethany Stillion, the play provides a timely reminder that we must question apparent facts before making tough decisions.
All-Florida Academic Team at DSC
Three Daytona State College students have earned spots on the 2020 All-Florida Academic Team announced by the Florida College System. The award recognizes outstanding students who are enrolled in associate degree or certificate programs for their academic achievement, leadership and service to the community. Representing Daytona State are Hana Anderson, Zoey Gurvich and Kyle Ryan.
Anderson graduated from DSC in December after earning her AA degree and now attends Stetson University. She volunteered with Strong Heart International and Habitat for Humanity, and was involved in Volusia County’s sea turtle lighting workshops through PTK. Anderson also served as a peer tutor in the DSC Writing Center in the fall of 2019.
Gurvich, who attends DSC’s New Smyrna Beach/Edgewater Campus, is scheduled to graduate this spring with her AA degree. She has plans to transfer to the University of Florida with a future goal of becoming a veterinarian. Gurvich, who serves as president for the Daytona State chapter of PTK, volunteers at Ravenwood Veterinary in Port Orange and the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens.
Ryan is completing his AA degree this spring and is planning to transfer to Florida State University in pursuing his goal of becoming a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Ryan serves as a youth leader in his local church and has been involved with multiple volunteer programs in high school and during his time at Daytona State.
They will be recognized at an awards ceremony March 6, in St. Petersburg, Florida.