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Airport plans community appreciation day
Daytona Beach International Airport will host a Community Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 22, to thank the community for its support and patronage.

Attendees will learn about the many flights out of Daytona Beach on American Airlines, Delta and JetBlue, as well as the amenities and services the airport provides to make travel as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Shelldon, the official mascot of the Daytona Tortugas, will be present to greet guests and take photos.

“We felt it was important to create an event that reminds the community of all the services we offer, as well as thank them for choosing our airport,” said Jay Cassens, director of business development. “The support and utilization of air service out of Daytona Beach is crucial for recruiting new airlines and expanding service with existing carriers.”

Reservations are not necessary.

The first 50 attendees to visit the airport’s table on the second level will receive a free T-shirt from the Daytona Beach International Airport, and all guests will have the opportunity to win door prizes, including a hotel stay, gift cards and tickets to a Daytona Tortugas game.

For more information, contact Pat O’Brien at 386-248-8030, ext. 18318, or

United Way to honor volunteers
The United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties will celebrate 75 years of service to the Volusia and Flagler communities during its Anniversary and Volunteer Celebration on Thursday, April 27.  A luncheon will be held at the Club at Pelican Bay from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The club is located at 350 Pelican Bay Drive, Daytona Beach.

The program will include recognition of local volunteers and an overview of United Way’s impact over the past 75 years. Philanthropists CiCi and Hyatt Brown will be the keynote speakers.

“Not only are we able to celebrate our 75th anniversary, we always look forward to recognizing the efforts of our outstanding volunteers,” said Dennis Burns, president and CEO of United Way Volusia-Flagler. “Our volunteer recognition luncheon draws hundreds of attendees each year, and we are looking forward to another great event,” he added.

Sponsorships for this event begins at $300. The Diamond Level sponsor for $5,000 includes two tables to the event and the opportunity to speak during the luncheon. Seating is limited and expected to sell out. To purchase tickets, visit the United Way website at or call 386-253-0563.

County’s Solid Waste Division to host collection events
Residents can drop off old paint, solvents, automobile and household batteries, pool chemicals, pesticides, motor oil, gasoline, other household chemicals, and up to 10 fluorescent lamps at these times and locations:
•9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 28: Ormond Beach Public Works, 501 N. Orchard St., Ormond Beach
•9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29: DeBary City Hall, 16 Columba Road, DeBary

Only unmixed household hazardous waste will be accepted. Insulin needles will be accepted in approved containers; the containers will not be returned. Businesses are not eligible for free disposal.

Residents also may bring their household hazardous waste to the Tomoka Landfill in Port Orange or the West Volusia Transfer Station in DeLand year-round for free disposal. The landfill is open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The transfer station is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Both facilities provide free paint exchange programs and electronic waste recycling.

For more information, call 386-947-2952.



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