Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Around Clay County

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Around Clay County

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JTA TO BUY VANS FOR CLAY COUNTY TRANSIT

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority approved the purchase of six 12-passenger vans to assist the Clay County Council on Aging's cash-strapped public transit system. The vans will circulate the county and bring passengers to JTA routes.

The vans, slated to arrive in early 2008, are being bought for about $400,000 with federal capital funds including a 20 percent match from state funds.

"We want to become partners with JTA and are looking forward to a long relationship," said Clay County Manager Fritz Behring.

CHILDREN'S CHOIR ON SUNDAY

An international children's choir of 35 young people-14 from Romania; 17 from Ukraine and four from California - will perform at the 10:30 a.m. service Oct. 21 at Grace Episcopal Church, 245 Kingsley Ave. and at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at Orange Park United Methodist Church, 2051 Park Avenue.

The children, ages 10-17, will sing a variety of repertoire in five languages: English, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, and Latin.

The concerts are courtesy of, Music Camp International, founded in 2002 by Connie Fortunato who teaches summer music programs at Grace Episcopal Church. Music Camp International's purpose is to take the healing gift of music to all children, regardless of economic or cultural status. For more information, call Orange Park United Methodist Church at 264-2241 or visit www.musiccampinternational.org.

GARAGE SALE AT OAKLEAF

OakLeaf Plantation will hold its fourth Semi-Annual Garage Sale on Saturday, Oct. 27. The sale will run from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in home driveways within the residential development. Signs will be posted to point the way.

ARGYLE

PINK HAIR FOR HOPE

Throughout October, Brittany's Spa Salon in Argyle is offering pink hair extensions for breast cancer survivors and their supporters for a $10 donation. …

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