Flagler students participate in Culinary Arts Competition

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01_JerolineMcCarthy01Students participating in the local and national ACT-SO competition rival within the categories of the Sciences, Humanities, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Entrepreneurship.

The Flagler County NAACP, in conjunction with the 2014 Culinary Arts partner Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Orlando, successfully hosted the first Culinary Arts Competition on April 19. Five Flagler students participated from Matanzas High School and Flagler Palm Coast High School.

Above are Kwana Green-Thompson, ACT-SO culinary coordinator; Linda Sharpe Haywood, Flagler NAACP branch president; chef Peter Vossenberg, Le Cordon Bleu; Stephanie Ecklin, NAACP ACT-SO director; student Nassanah Hall, second place; student Travis Jordan, first place; student Daphnee Francois, third place; chef Elizabeth Kublalsingh, Le Cordon Bleu; chef Enrique Diaz, Le Cordon Bleu; and Barbara Solomon, NAACP ACT-SO co-chair.(COURTESY OF FLAGLER COUNTY NAACP)

Above are Kwana Green-Thompson, ACT-SO culinary coordinator; Linda Sharpe Haywood, Flagler NAACP branch president; chef Peter Vossenberg, Le Cordon Bleu; Stephanie Ecklin, NAACP ACT-SO director; student Nassanah Hall, second place; student Travis Jordan, first place; student Daphnee Francois, third place; chef Elizabeth Kublalsingh, Le Cordon Bleu; chef Enrique Diaz, Le Cordon Bleu; and Barbara Solomon, NAACP ACT-SO co-chair.
(COURTESY OF FLAGLER COUNTY NAACP)

Culinary mentors Lorie Savoca of Flagler Palm Coast High School and Lisa Kittrell of Matanzas High School attended and were excited about the relationship developing with Le Cordon Bleu.

The competition winner was Travis Jordan, a senior at Flagler Palm Coast High School.

Second place went to Nassannah Hall, a junior at Flagler Palm Coast High School, and third place to Daphnee Francois of Flagler Palm Coast High School.

Culinary Arts is offered to high school students having formal culinary training, and attending an institution affording Culinary Arts as a curriculum.

We are pleased to announce ACT-SO Flagler County as a 2014 participant in the Culinary Arts Competition and the only branch to represent Florida in the national competition. Over $100,000 in cash and scholarships are up for grabs at this year’s National ACT-SO Competition in Las Vegas.

The branch is asking donations to send the kids to the national competition in Las Vegas. Please mail a contribution to the Flagler County NAACP, 1 Florida Park Drive, Suite 305, Palm Coast, FL  32137.

For further details, contact the NAACP at 386-446-7822.

AACS open house
The African American Cultural Society (AACS) has invited the adult community to an Open House, on May 3, 3 – 6 p.m., at the organization’s 13-year-old cultural center, built from the ground up by the members.

Visitors will enjoy free refreshments, including music by the renowned Rob’s JazzExpress while gaining knowledge on the organization’s growth since inception in 1991, and the activities that serve the community.

For further information, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/o/african-american-cultural-society-inc-5343706927 or call 386-447-7030. The African American Cultural Society is located at 4422 North U.S. 1, just past Whiteview Parkway, in Palm Coast.

Mothers Day Gospel Extravaganza
Evangelist Mary King is back with a showcase of vocals featuring “Dr. T” of Dunnellon and Minister Joseph Tolbert of Jacksonville. They will be among gospel artists on May 9, 10 at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway N.E., Palm Coast.

The doors will open at 5 p.m. The Mothers Day Gospel Extravaganza will begin at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $15 per person. However, tickets must be purchased in advance. For details, or to purchase tickets, call Evangelist King at 386-445-9717, or email whisper2u38@gmail.com.

White Elephant Sale
The Gwendolyn Howard White Elephant Sale, a Women’s Day event at First Church, will be a shopping adventure on May 10, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It is in memory of Howard, who started the commodity exchange with other fundraisers, for unprecedented financial support to the church.

Clothing, bric-a-brac, home decor, and other merchandise will be for sale along with purchasing refreshments.

In addition, space can be rented at $15 to sell merchandise.

First Church  – the Rev. Gillard S. Glover, Pastor – is located at 91 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast. The church can be reached at 386-446-5759.

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

Celebrations
Birthday wishes to: David Eurie, May 1; Joy Ragoonan, May 2; Carl Davis, May 3; Gloria Benjamin, Shirley Day, May 4, and Patricia Brown, May 6.

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