By: Sarah Kat
Video Contributor Bill Jolley
Saturday is typically a day that most families congregate and spend time together. This past Saturday was no different. Local Angels a local charity hosted a family fun day at the Doug Out Sports Bar and Grill. The charity was accepting donations, and provided entertainment for the children as well as haircuts for those in need.
Local Angels assists children with any obstacles in life that arises, by offering services to children with special needs, emotional needs, and terminal illness as well as at risk teens. They assist with keeping families together that are struggling to maintain custody.
The day offered a variety of activities to partake in. There was a bouncy house, Clyde the miniature horse, two owls on display, carnival games and hot dogs for the kids to nosh on. They were handing out clothing and accepting donations.
The Seabreacher Florida came and made an appearance as well. It was displayed out front of the restaurant and even Clyde had to get his photo taken. All for a great cause.
Clyde is a miniature horse and very loving therapy horse that specializes in working with special needs children. A healthy outlet for the kiddos to work through the trauma they’ve suffered. Elaine, his handler, takes him to various events around town and offers lessons as well.
Wild About Birds is a local non-profit organization that is involved with the preservation and education of Florida’s natural habitats to maintain them for wildlife. They had Frodo the Screech Owl as well as Miko the Barred Owl on display for this event. Their handler, Gina Holt, took the time to answer each and every single question asked and was delighted to do so. You could tell that these owls were loved and well taken care of.
If you are interested in donating children’s clothing or school supplies, please look up Local Angels or Elaine Holt on Facebook. They are always in need of donations. From clothing to school supplies to sporting goods, all donations are welcomed. For more information on Clyde, please visit Elaine Holt Horses on Facebook for details.
Local Angels can be found on Facebook for more information Visit their page https://www.facebook.com/Localangelsormondfl/ or call Elaine at 386 290-3040
Check out the video Shot by our Associate Bill Jolley Photography