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By David Volz

The Salvation Army is looking for bell ringers. People who want to stand in front of certain businesses and collect donations can work for up to five weeks just before Christmas.

“We are looking for season bell ringers and we will pay $8 an hour. We offer full time and part time hours,” said Esther Rush, business administrator for the Salvation Army.

She was among 20 organizations that participated in the Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Job Fair at the E. Pat Larkin Community Center. Many of the participating companies were looking for seasonal workers.

Dahlia Baker, program manager for the Pompano Beach CRA was pleased to see employers and potential employees coming together. “This is good for the community. This will help people who are looking for work find jobs and businesses find employees,” she said.


Lena Levine of Teleperformance, a call center said, “We are looking for a lot of people to work for us and we found some good potential candidates today,” she said.

Janie Cenedella of GBS Enterprises said she was impressed by the candidate she said. “We are looking for people who will really work hard and we saw some people who we might want to hire,” she said.

The Job Fair is a program offered by the Pompano Beach CRA to benefit the community.


Festi-Fall offers arts and crafts show in Pompano Beach


By David Volz

Arts and craft lovers got together at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center to enjoy the Festi-Fall Arts and Crafts Show hosted by the Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach. The event featured a wide variety of arts and crafts products, food and entertainment. About 500 people came and enjoyed the fall themed event.

Ali Hall was selling lighted block art. She takes blocks, places lights inside and then covers them with art. “I started doing Christmas art and then moved into other areas. I have Halloween and Fall theme art today,” said Hall.

She was joined by her daughter Nikki Dupreez and Cheryl Bauer. “I enjoy being a part of this show,” said Bauer.


Hilse Vanegas was offering dolls made from cold porcelain. “I am selling decorative dolls. These dolls are good for children and adults,” she said.

Marcia Hirschy was selling water color paintings. “I love to product water color art and I like this event,” she said.

Amy Robinson of Amy’s Lil’ Chunks of Love was offering gluten free cookies. “I sell various cookies that are gluten free and sugar free. They taste good and are healthy,” said Robinson.

Robert Rosa of Gimme Burger was selling burger bits. “This is a new product we are offering,” he said.

Toni Farber was selling pumpkin bread to raise money for Zonta.

Emily Lilly and Ellie Cade of Zonta were pleased with the event and the turnout. The money raised from the Festi-Fall went toward Women in Distress and other organizations.