CONGRATULATIONS TO JENNY'S!
The Beautification Committee of Pomona Park awarded Jenny's Mexican Store for all the improvements that they have made.
The Mancilla family owns Jenny's and the father Junior named Jenny's Mexican Store after their daughter Jenny. They have been there for 3 years. The store is located at 1753 US Hwy 17 in Pomona Park.
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE...they have started selling their tacos Wed-Sat. 12 noon to 6pm ! You don't have to wait until Friday any longer!
Palatka: National Sew Day - Quilts of Valor created to comfort and warm our Veterans
Look what our Quilting Group has accomplished! It's WONDERFUL! The Quilting Group meets every MONDAY 12-3PM at Pomona Parks Community Center...come and join this awesome team of seamstresses! Keep up the GREAT work! (Be sure to scroll through all the pictures below!
Palatka: National Sew Day -
Quilts of Valor created to comfort and warm our Veterans
On Saturday, February 4th, 2017, over a dozen Ladies from Palatka, Interlachen, Pomona Park, San Mateo, Palm Coast, Bunnell, and Indiana gathered at Miss D's Quilt Shop [305 St. Johns Avenue] creating Quilts of Valor on 'National Sew Day'.
The Quilts of Valor (QOV) web site details:
“The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.” [http://www.qovf.org/ history]
The effort began in 2003 when one Gold Star mother with a vision, "Quilts - Healing" emotional and physical wounds of war, created one quilt for one special veteran. Quilts carry personalized tags identifying the recipient and those who cut, sewed, and quilted that 'Quilt of Valor'. 312 Quilts in January raising the count to more than 151,073 Quilts of Valor that have been awarded around the country.
Saturday's group effort succeeded in 'piecing' five quilt tops that will be combined with batting and back material, quilted, bound, labeled by volunteers then awarded locally. The laying on of the quilts make for emotional moments all around the country.
A Vietnam Navy Vet and An Iraqi war vet with Dad wrapped in love!
Saturday's event at Ms. D's:
Two quilt tops pieced and ready for quilting! Ms Pat's very first quilt block! !
Ms. Judy's QOV
Driven to quilt, the local coordinator, Leslie Mullins, has monthly QOV 'sew days' in Bunnell and Palatka.
Leslie can be found Mondays at the Pomona Park Quilting group and often at Ms. D's.
Those who don't sew are welcomed as 'Quilt Fairies' to cut, carry, iron, or just hang out!
Pomona Park Quilters: Joyce 386.649.9293 [Comm Center 200 E. Main]
CONTROLLED BURN TODAY STARTING AT 10AM ON TUES. 2/7/17
BURGLARIES REPORTED! There have been several burglaries in Pomona Park. I am attaching information I hope you find helpful. The biggest thing to remember is LOCK YOUR VEHICLES AND YOUR HOME. We become complacent and simply locking your doors is #1. Make it harder for thieves - not easier!
Burglary is one of those things that many people assume will never happen to them, but when it does it can be a traumatic experience. Unfortunately, there are too many people out there looking to take advantage of homeowners who believe they aren’t at risk from a burglary, and it’s much simpler to break into a home than many people might think.
While movies show scenes with elaborate break-ins and daring heists, most burglaries are much simpler and quicker. Here are the ways most burglars get into homes...
The Front Door
Many people think a burglar would never be brazen enough to simply walk through the front door, but it is one of the most common entry points for thieves. Seasoned burglars know exactly where to look for the spare key that you’ve “hidden,” and if they know you’re not home, many thieves will simply kick in the door or remove it from its hinges. About 40% of completed break-ins involve forced entry, but 32% of burglaries were through an unlocked door.
People commonly forget to lock their doors, or have a key within easy reach of the lock, making the front door a surprisingly common target for burglars.
Windows are the most fragile point of entry in most homes, and many homeowners think of this as a potential safeguard against burglars. But unfortunately, the sound of breaking glass is unlikely to catch the attention of a neighbor; most people will ignore the sound of a window breaking if they only hear it once. But sometimes, a burglar doesn’t even have to break a window to get through it. Many windows are simply left unlatched or do not have strong enough locks to keep a determined burglar out.
Windows are also commonly shielded by tall vegetation or privacy fences, which help give you privacy but also provide a convenient shield for a thief to hide behind. Keeping shrubs and vegetation trimmed can remove cover for a would-be burglar.
Climbable Trees or Tables
While some vegetation can keep burglars away from the eyes of neighbors, some plants can provide a burglar a direct path into your home. Even if you are diligent about locking windows on the lower-level of your house, most people are not as careful with upstairs windows – especially your children. Tall trees or even outdoor tables can provide easy access to the second story of your home, and access to a room. And remember, all it takes is one unlocked door or window for a burglar to get into your home, so be aware of any exterior items that could be used to gain entry to your house.
Although the front door is one of the most common entry points for a burglar, a would-be thief will test every possible opening for a way inside. This includes side doors, garage doors, skylights and more. Don’t neglect an entry because you don’t use it often, because a criminal will absolutely take advantage of any unlocked door or window.
For questions about Fair Housing, Equal Employment Opportunities and/or Section 504 procedures regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Cindy Hair, Town Clerk by telephone at 386-649-4902, who serves as the Coordinator for Fair Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity and the Section 504/ Americans with Disabilities Act.