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Cottages for Kids is a Must See in Rosemary Beach

November 9, 2012 by SoWal Staff

We love Rosemary Beach and Cottages for Kids. About the only thing better than watching kids play out-of-control on the beach is watching them crawl over, around, and through the incredible custom playhouses every year during Cottages for Kids.

Now In its sixth year, Cottages for Kids, presented by SoWal.com and benefitting Children's Volunteer Health Network (CVHN), will debut five designer Cottages in Rosemary Beach during November. The cottages will be open for tours beginning Nov. 10 in East Long Green on Scenic 30A. It's right in the center of town and you can't miss it.

This year, five Cottages will transform the East Long Green in Rosemary Beach into a whimsical village of dreamy playhouses that look like they have popped out from the pages of a fairy tale.

The event kicks off Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. during the Flutterby Festival hosted by Cultural Arts Alliance. The Flutterby Festival is also awesome by the way, with tons of fun activities for kids and parents - art, parade, music, animals!

The Cottages will be open for play and discovery each weekend through Nov. 24. It has become a tradition among vacationers and hometown folk and is a free, family-friendly event that is sure to please children of all ages!

Using a lot of imagination, innovation, hard work and a little elbow grease, area builders, architects and community members come together to create, construct and decorate unique and amazing children's playhouses. The designs are earth-friendly, kid-approved and the materials must be safe and healthy for kids and good for the environment. This unique event offers a great way to entertain all of your family and friends.

"As with most charitable fundraisers, it is the support of the community and the people in it that make Cottages for Kids a successful event and allow CVHN to continue fulfilling its mission," said CVHN's Executive Director, Zach Billingsley. "We are so grateful to the builder teams and the sponsors that have stepped up to make this event twice as big as last year."

The carefully crafted mini houses may be purchased by the public and this year, CVHN will offer two ways to win a Cottage: a raffle and an online auction. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event and also online.

The second way to win one of the fabulous Cottages will be to bid during the online auction. Buy It Now prices will also be available onsite and online. Proceeds from the Cottages for Kids raffle and online auction support CVHN's ongoing efforts to make sure every child in the community has access to the health care they need and deserve.

The 2012 builder teams include DKM Custom Homes; Randy Wise Homes with Freeport High School Key Club; Heritage Builders with The Merchants of Rosemary Beach and Tanney Design; Davis Dunn Construction with Studio A Architecture; and Corestruction with R.W. Lowe Architecture and P.C. Architecture and Interior Design.

2012 sponsors include SoWal.com, The Merchants of Rosemary Beach, The Rosemary Beach Property Owner's Association, The Rosemary Beach Foundation, H&M Rentals, Wild Olives, Professional Lawn Care, 30A.com and Beach to Bayou Property Inspections.

See event schedule and purchase raffle tickets or bid on a Cottage at www.CottagesForKids.org or call 850.622.3200.

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