‘Nature’s Bounty’ showcased at African American Cultural Society

Jeroline McCarthyFormer City Councilman Holsey Moorman, his wife, Carrie, and their grandchildren had much to see at the 15th Biennial Community Flower Show & Plant Sale. Folks were hopping between the show and “Rock n Rib Fest 2013” sponsored by the City of Palm Coast.

The show attracted the public to enter their own plants for a juried selection to win awards for first, second, and third place, and honorable mention.

A second category for winning was reserved for members of the Garden Club at Palm Coast, who, as arrangers, entered the Design Division.

The Holsey Moormans, left, and grandchildren met up with Maxine “Tina” Pearson, right, at the flower show.
The Holsey Moormans, left, and grandchildren met up with Maxine “Tina” Pearson, right, at the flower show.

The show’s wide array included free admission and refreshments, a florist raffle, silent auction, and plant sales.

The Garden Club at Palm Coast presented the event Saturday and Sunday at The African American Cultural Society. The theme was “Nature’s Bounty.” It was co-sponsored by Dolphin Printing & Design, “The News-Journal,” and The African American Cultural Society.

Foreclosure prevention workshop is April 20
Attorney Raven Sword’s email made certain that the community has been apprised of a foreclosure prevention workshop on April 20, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Flagler County Association of Realtors, 4101 East Moody Blvd, Bunnell.

The City of Palm Coast has since written that: “Area residents will have the opportunity to learn about:

  • various housing programs
  • preventing foreclosure
  • finding a Realtor
  • qualifying for a mortgage
  • fair housing and lending laws
  • current credit and credit score standards

‘‘Multiple agencies, lenders and local real estate experts will all be in one place,’ said Beau Falgout, Neighborhood Stabilization Program Administrator for the City of Palm Coast. ‘I would encourage anyone looking to purchase a home or trying to save their home from foreclosure to come to this event.’’

Attendees should bring documentation, such as income records and mortgage statements, if they wish to discuss specific issues and obtain assistance.

The schedule is:

  • 9:15-9:30 a.m.: Flagler County Neighborhood Stabilization Program
  • 9:30-10a.m.: Palm Coast Neighborhood Stabilization Program
  • 10-10:30a.m.: Mortgage Readiness and Tips to Raise Your Credit Score
  • 10:30-11 a.m.: Working with a Realtor
  • 11-11:30a.m.: Everything You Need to Know about Fair Lending
  • 11:30 a.m.-noon: Predatory Lending Avoidance
  • 12:30-1p.m.: Working with a Realtor for Your Home Purchase
  • 1-1:30 p.m.: Mortgage Assistance Workout Options and Florida’s Hardest Hit Fund Program.
  • 1:30-2 p.m.: Short Selling Your Home and Working with a Realtor
  • 2-2:30 p.m.: Fair Housing Is Your Right – Use It
  • 2-30 -3 p.m.: Q & A with a Real Estate Attorney

The Housing Fair is made possible through a partnership of the City of Palm Coast, Flagler County, Mid-Florida Housing Partnership, Inc., Flagler County Realtors Association, Community Legal Service of Mid-Florida, Inc., and Fannie Mae.
For more information, contact Mid-Florida Housing Partnership at 800-644-6125.

Olympics of the Mind Competition Saturday
The Flagler County NAACP invites the community to the Second Annual Olympics of the Mind Competition April 20 from 1-4 p.m. at Matanzas High School, 3535 Old Kings Road North.  Linda Sharpe Haywood is president of the branch.

The competition distinguishes itself as the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO), a youth initiative of the national NAACP, showcased by students with talents in music, poetry, dance, art and design – and science and technology.

The winners will represent Flagler County and advance to the national competition July 13-17 in Orlando, to compete against other students for scholarships, awards, and prizes.

Notable ACT-SO alumni are music artist Kanye West and actor Jada Pinkett Smith.
Tickets at $10 are attainable by calling the NAACP at 386-446-7822.

The branch will convene its membership meeting April 23, 6 p.m., at the African-American Cultural Society, 4422 North U.S. 1, Palm Coast.

Volunteer Theresa McKeon will give a brief history of Relay for Life and describe how donations are used locally by the American Cancer Society. Brochures will be distributed.

Production to focus on ‘Women of the Gospel’
The Women’s Missionary Society of First Church is honored to have Linda Gray Kelley cast in a one-woman production, “Women of the Gospel.” The curtain will rise April 20, 5 p.m., at 91 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast.

An international performer and playwright, Kelley produces, directs and gives a voice to God’s word, in which the human condition is resonated. She puts a face behind the personalities of Eve through Esther for the April 20 performance.

The ticket price is $15. For tickets, call the church at 386-446-5759.


As always, remember our prayers for the sick, afflicted and bereaved.



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