The Rotary Club of Downtown Ormond Beach helps bring Christmas cheer to 40 residents at assisted living facility

Photos for Headline Surfer / The Rotary Club of Downtown Ormond Beach brought Santa on patrol to the Gold Choice Assisted Living Facility in Ormond Beach. At right, little princess elf Aubrey Amos, the granddaughter of Rotary charter member Monique Amos, hands a Christmas card to a senior citizen there.

By SERA KING / Headline Surfer

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. -- The Rotary Club of Downtown Ormond Beach happily adopted 40 residents at the Gold Choice Assisted Living Facility this Christmas for its December Service Project. 

The Club brought Santa On Patrol, Rotary Elves Laraine Burns, Becky Parker, Joyce Pepin, Monique Amos, as wll as special little princess elf Aubrey Amos, the granddaughter of Rotary charter member Monique Amos, and gifts to residents at Gold Choice Assisted Living Facility in Ormond Beach. 

"They wanted to do something extra special for these residents to let them know they have not been forgotten," Rotarian Steve Burns told Headline Surfer. 

"Santa and Mrs. Clause, along with a couple of Ormond Beach Police Departments finest, visited each room and passed out candy canes to all the residents at the facility"  Burns said. "The Rotary Club members and their princess elf, Aubrey, then passed out gifts requested by the residents from their Christmas Lists. The residents were surprised and excited to receive visitors and gifts. Elf Aubrey brought love and passed out gifts and was, by far, the best gift they received."

"They wanted to do something extra special for these residents to let them know they have not been forgotten," Rotarian Steve Burns told Headline Surfer. 

"Santa and Mrs. Clause, along with a couple of Ormond Beach Police Departments finest, visited each room and passed out candy canes to all the residents at the facility. The Rotary Club members and their princess elf, Aubrey, then passed out gifts requested by the residents from their Christmas Lists.  The residents were surprised and excited to receive visitors and gifts. Elf Aubrey brought love and passed out gifts and was, by far, the best gift they received."

In addition to this special visit, several Rotarians visited on their own, to personally deliver their gifts to the residents, Burns said, adding, overall, more than 40 residents requested and received gifts. 

"The Club was so grateful to be a part of their Christmas this year," Burns said. "The smiles and fun will forever be remembered."

About The Rotary Club of Downtown Ormond Beach

• Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million professionals, neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers, including those with The Rotary Club of Downtown Ormond Beachwho see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. Over 110 years, Rotary has worked to fight disease, including nearly eradicating Polio worldwide; provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; save mothers and children; support education; and promote peace.  

• The Rotary Club of Downtown Ormond Beach is looking for new members who want to join them in making a difference worldwide and locally. To learn more about The Rotary Club of Downtown Ormond Beach go to www.RotaryDOB.com. Like and follow at  https://www.facebook.com/rotaryofdowntownormondbeach/

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