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Community notes - DeLand, DeLeon Springs and Lake Helen
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Posted: 2013 Jun 28 - 06:06

Libraries to close for Fourth of July

In observance of Independence Day, Volusia County's public libraries will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, and reopen for normal hours Friday, July 5.

Learn more about the Volusia County Public Library system at www.volusialibrary.org.

Volunteers needed

Florida Hospital DeLand is seeking volunteers. Shifts are available on various days and for different lengths of time.

This is an opportunity to provide services, such as assisting patients at discharge or delivering flowers to patient rooms. No previous experience is necessary; the hospital offers an orientation program to familiarize volunteers with hospital policies, needs and goals.

To learn more, call (386) 943-4820 or email Marcia.smith@fhd.deland.org.

Program to Help Kids Get Their 'Fill of Food and Fun'

To ensure that fewer kids and teens go hungry this summer, the Volusia Flagler

Family YMCA is offering a free Summer Food Program, thanks to a $5 million grant from the Walmart Foundation.

The Volusia Flagler Y's Summer Food Program is part of a national partnership between YMCA of the USA and the Walmart Foundation to address child hunger.

The program is available to all children now through Aug.16 from 9 to 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the DeLand Family YMCA, 761 E. International Speedway Blvd. and from 7 to 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Iglesia Bautista Emanuel, 1310 Red Fox Run, Deltona.

Junior Master Gardener Day Camp canceled

The Junior Master Gardener Day Camp scheduled for Aug. 5 to 9 has been canceled.

To view upcoming Volusia County 4-H activities, visit www.volusia.org/4-h.

For more information, call the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension at (386) 822-5778.

Cultural Council to review grant applications July 10

The Cultural Council of Volusia County will conduct a special meeting to review applications for the fiscal year 2013-2014 Community Cultural Grant program. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, in the third-floor meeting room of the Volusia County Lifeguard Headquarters and Administration Center, 515 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. The meeting is open to the public.

Thirty nonprofit organizations will present their applications for funding. Each organization will be given a brief opportunity to update Cultural Council members about their programs and respond to members' questions. Applications will be reviewed in alphabetical order.

Grant scores will be announced, but recommended award amounts will be determined after the county's budgeting process is completed. Final approval rests with the County Council. Funding for this grant program comes from the Volusia County Government's general fund allocation for cultural and heritage programs.

For more information, email mfincher@volusia.org or call (386) 736-5953, Ext. 15872.

Pet Vet Cruiser announces July schedule

Volusia County's Pet Vet Cruiser offers low-cost spaying and neutering services to dogs and cats that belong to residents of unincorporated parts of the county and the cities of DeLand and South Daytona.

Here's where the mobile clinic will be in July:

Fancy Fruit and Produce, 911 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City: July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29

Oakbrook Professional Center, 931 S. Spring Garden Ave., DeLand: July 2, 9, 16, 18, 23 and 30

Fire Station 23, 1850 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach: July 3, 17 and 31

Rockin' Ranch, 801 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach: July 10 and 24

Fees are based on income. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (386) 626-6643.

For more information, e visit www.volusia.org/petvet.

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