Great Kids held its third annual Hero Fest, honoring extraordinary people who strengthen our community. Students shared hero stories, original artwork, and dance throughout the evening’s event. Honored guests included Mayor of Ormond Beach, Bill Partington; Veterinarian of Granada Animal Hospital, Dr. Wolfe; Kids Rock the Nation Founder, Anthony Wild; Authors and Ormond Beach Historians, Alice and Ron Howell; Environmental Discovery Center Cordinator, Annie Evert; Tomoka State Park event coordinator, Aggie Armstrong, FPL engineer and lineman, Mr. Porter and Mr. Manis; and Florida Master Naturalist, Ms. Joan Tague. An art gallery featured artwork created by many of our talented artists. Following the event, a reception for all families and our community was held in the church lobby. Special thanks to our event sponsors - First United Methodist Church, Daytona Auto Mall, Daytona International Speedway, Angell & Phelps, Buffalo Wild Wings, DB Pickles, Duva Sawko, Hilton Garden Inn, Learning Outsource Group, Microflex, Sam’s Club, and Waste Pro. We are especially grateful to our everyday heroes for investing in the well-being of our children – our volunteers, families, board of directors, community partners and Volusia County Schools.