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Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties Christmas for A Cause
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Posted: 2013 Dec 20 - 06:09

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties 13th Annual Christmas Celebration was Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the John H. Dickerson Center, the organization's newest club location in Daytona Beach. The event brings the eight clubs together to celebrate the season and, for the past two years, collect items for the military.

With more than 300 participants, everyone enjoyed entertainment from the kids; and pasta, salad, and breadsticks from the Olive Garden. The event was made extra special with the representatives of the military, Mid-Florida Jeep Club and Melisa TenBroeck started the festivities by singing the National Anthem. Father Lopez provided an 11-foot Christmas tree and ornaments and representatives from Toys for Tots were on hand.

Mid-Florida Jeep Club brought the spirit of the night to a new level by fulfilling wish lists from each of the clubs, including tablets, board games, video game consoles, video games, radios, projectors, headphones and sports equipment. They also purchased the event meal from the Olive Garden (with a generous discount), and kicked in an additional $8,000 check at the conclusion of the event to sponsor new laptops at each of the clubs.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties, now in its 21st year of service to the community, serves nearly 1,500 children. The clubs serve all youth, ages 6-18 with an emphasis on family involvement, gender inclusiveness and outreach to teens. The clubs are a fun, safe and supervised place for youth to play, learn and be themselves.

For more information, call Joe Sullivan at (386) 734-0555 or email him at jsullivan@bgcvfc.org.

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