Girls developing full potential through involvement in Flagler County troop


Jeroline McCarthyTroop 952 of Flagler County wanted in on the action of building character and taking part as a troop in the Girl Scouts of the USA and Overseas.

Through a vista of the century-old organization having access to ‘’community service and the open air,’’ the troop carried on a car wash.

Cars were waved to the parking lot of Prosperity Bank at 181 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast.

Troop 952 ensured thorough, remarkable work and friendly service for a donation instead of cars running through a conventional car wash.

Shown with parents, Girl Scout Troop 952 held a car wash outside Prosperity Bank.
Shown with parents, Girl Scout Troop 952 held a car wash outside Prosperity Bank.

The troop continues to develop full potential through membership at Indian Trails Middle School, under the leadership of Lisa Fields.

The scenario describes how girl scouting has evolved since 1912 when the first troop began in Savannah, Ga, with 18 girls developing physically, mentally, and spiritually. Girl scouting today has enhanced with 10 million girls and adults in 145 countries and involved through leadership, empowerment, societal issues, diversity, and inclusiveness.

Cultural society seeking recipes for cookbook
Sybil Dodson Lucas, First Vice President/Ways and Means Chairman of the African American Cultural Society (AACS), is compiling a cookbook.

She has gotten it off the ground, but support is needed in supplying the recipes. She is looking for 100 recipes or more. Ways and Means member/Executive Corresponding Secretary Marie Winston McCray is also helping.

Dodson-Lucas is asking everyone who submits a recipe to purchase at least one cookbook. Those reserving a cookbook must provide a $5 good-faith deposit towards the purchase price. The total cost is $20 and the opportunity of memorializing your recipes.

The cookbook will not be available until late fall. Dodson-Lucas will not collect the balance until late September.

Family, friends, and neighbors are welcome to submit their recipes. The organization is accepting recipes from anyone willing to purchase a cookbook.

The recipes can be handwritten, typed, or cut from a magazine, as long as the entrants have tested the cooking directions.

They may be mailed, hand-delivered, or emailed to The mailing address is P. O. Box 350607, Palm Coast, FL 32135-0607. The organization’s physical address is 4422 U. S. 1 North, Palm Coast. Checks are payable to the African American Cultural Society.

For further details, call the AACS at 386-447-7030.

Still, Dodson-Lucas maintains that your old-family recipes beg to be shared with grandchildren and children, or folks who just like to cook. And so, let’s get cookin’!

Actress/playwright returns to First Church
Linda Gray Kelley returns to First Church for a one-woman show, giving a voice to the “Women of the Gospel,” and resonating the female human condition in the New Testament.

The internationally renowned actress/playwright will perform as a fundraiser and sponsorship for the Love & Joy Foundation, the Palm Coast Rotary Club, and the church.

Kelley produces, directs, and puts a face behind the biblical characters through colloquial speech. She also is part of a traveling production company, and so come and see her for yourself to book for your venue.

Her performance takes place May 18, 5 p.m., at 91 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast. The ticket price is $15.

Tickets can be purchased at the door, or to obtain further details, call the church at 386-446-5759.


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



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