Community briefs 7/4/19

Clay Today
Posted 7/2/19

Five Clay teachers benefit from SONIC Drive-In donationsOKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Last May, SONIC Drive-In recognized incredible teachers and the contributions they make to education as a part of …

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Community briefs 7/4/19

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Five Clay teachers benefit from SONIC Drive-In donations

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Last May, SONIC Drive-In recognized incredible teachers and the contributions they make to education as a part of its “Limeades for Learning initiative” in partnership with nonprofit partner, DonorChoose.org.

With the goal of helping teachers obtain much-needed classroom supplies and learning resources, SONIC launched a donation match in honor of Teacher Appreciation Month. In total, SONIC donated $1.2 million matching donations made to SONIC Teacher projects in May.

SONIC rewarded six entrepreneurial teacher lead projects from Clay County, including:

• Jessica St. Peter at Oakleaf Village Elementary for the project "Help My Students Become Pros With a Microsoft Pro."

• Mary Elrod at Oakleaf Village Elementary for the project "Let's Read!"

• Melissa Speake at Oakleaf Village Elementary for the project "Tech-Savvy 5th Graders, Part 4."

• Michelle Levinson at Oakleaf Village Elementary for the project "Art Supplies in the Village!"

• Paula Summers at Oakleaf Village Elementary for the project "Piano Workshop Summer" and “"We Are Feeling "Wicked!"

Four appointed to Clay County Agriculture Fair’s board of directors

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The Clay County Agriculture Fair Association appointed four members to its board of directors last Tuesday, June 25.

They are: Bill Elrod, Early Florida Village; Teresa Green, Guest Services and Volunteer Enrichment; Kelly Mosley, Marketing and Sponsorships; and, Johnny Mack Smith, Advisory Seat.

All four will serve a pair of three-year terms.

Chairman Jim Corbin, Vice-Chairman Zach Moore, Secretary Sandra Wilson and Treasurer Brad Burbaugh all were voted to serve as officers on the board.

Staff, volunteers encouraged to attend pair of Capacity Building programs

CLAY COUNTY – Capacity Building for Clay County Non-Profits will host two training events for staff and volunteers.

Using Logic Models for Program Success is scheduled for July 11 at Haven Hospice, 745 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, from 9-11 a.m., while Managing Conflict will be at the Salvation Army of Clay County, 2795 County Road 220, Middleburg, on Aug. 16 from 9-11 a.m.

Logic models are a tool used by funders, managers, and program leaders to evaluate the effectiveness of a program or strategy. Logic models help build agreement and buy-in during the planning stage of a program, organize implementation strategy, and track outcomes in a manageable, clear blueprint. Join together with program staff and leaders from across Clay County to talk about using this approach for maximum program success.

In August, attendees will see healthy and constructive conflict can be a component of high-performing teams. But getting to that point requires a well-developed team that can resolve conflict and appreciate the various viewpoints involved. Join together with program staff and leaders from across Clay County to discuss best practices for managing during conflict and using those opportunities to strengthen the entire team.

Non-profit staff and volunteers that manage and evaluate programs are encouraged to attend the July event, while non-profit staff and volunteers that manage others are invited to attend the August program. Registration for both programs can be found at nonprofitctr.org.

Book sale slated for Clay Hill Library July 25-27

MIDDLEBURG – Friends of the Middleburg Clay Hill Library, 2245 Aster St. will conduct its summer book sale July 25-27.

It will feature a large selection of paperback and hardback books. There will be a Christmas in July area which will feature a large selection of Christmas books.

Most hardbacks are $1 and most paperback are 50 cents. There will be a large selection of children's books priced 10 cents to $, along with western, large print and romance books.

The public sale will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 25; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 26; and, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 27.

Friends members can shop early – July 24 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., July 25 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Residents can become members – $5 for single, $8 for family and $25 for patron.

For information or to donate books call (904) 254-7891.

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