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Easy on 30A Free Benefit Concert July 3 at WaterColor

July 2, 2014 by SoWal Staff

The 3rd Annual Easy on 30A free benefit concert will take place July 3, 2014 from 6 - 10 p.m. at WaterColor's Marina Park.  Performers include Tim Jackson, Geoff McBride, The First Note Band, Sharif Iman and Ike Bartley.  Fabulous raffle and silent auction items donated by local businesses will benefit the Muscogee Indian Nation, LightHouse Family Retreat, and Alaqua Animal Refuge.

The setting by the lake is beautiful - plan to bring a blanket or low-back chairs, coolers and picnics are welcome. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Donations are gladly accepted at the event and in advance to benefit all of the charities. There will also be a small goods and non-perishable food donation box set up at the event entrance for the Muscogee Indian Nation.

Easy on 30A was founded three years ago by locals Beth & Randy Carroll, with an idea of bringing musicians together to highlight the great local talent and to bring local awareness to charities in the area. This is the third year that the Easy On 30A Benefit Concerts have supported Alaqua Animal Refuge. Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill shelter and is located in Northwest FL.  It is home to over 250 animals and actively rescue, rehabilitate and adopt a wide variety of animals in need.

Easy On 30A is presented by the WaterColor Homeowners Association, who graciously allows the use of Marina Park in WaterColor to bring this FREE concert to WaterColor owners, area residents and visitors to the community.

The Muscogee Nation of Florida, also known as the Florida Tribe of Eastern Creek Indians, is a tribe of Creek Indian people whose home is centered in Bruce, in Walton County, Florida. The Mission Statement represents their continued desire to provide a strong community-based vision for the Muscogee people and the surrounding community. The Muscogee Nation of Florida strive to maintain representative, democratic process as a basis for the conduct of the tribal affairs; To foster and continue good relations with the surrounding communities; To promote better conditions for the Creek Indian people living in tribal townships – economically, educationally, culturally, and socially; To provide for the continuity and development of the Creek Indian Heritage perspective.

Lighthouse was founded with the mission to serve families living through childhood cancer by helping them to laugh, restore family relationships and find hope in God. On Aug. 8, 2000, Lighthouse held its inaugural retreat for six children with cancer, their families and volunteers. The ministry has impacted thousands of lives in over a decade of service to children with cancer and their families. Each retreat is staffed with volunteers from all walks of life totally dedicated to serving these families as they courageously continue their journey with cancer. It is this intentional care that helps the child with cancer and their family have the opportunity to laugh, restore family relationships, and find hope in God.

Alaqua Animal Refuge is an independent, nonprofit organization that advocates the general welfare and humane treatment of animals by providing shelter, prevention of pet overpopulation and adoption services. Located on 10 acres in Freeport, the refuge was formed by Laurie Hood in 2007 when she discovered that countless animals were being euthanized due to the lack of a no-kill shelter/adoption organization in the area. Since that time, Alaqua Animal Refuge has helped find homes for more than 9,000 animals. Currently, up to 100 animals are adopted per month from this unique rescue facility, which serves as a true refuge for more than 250 animals at any given time.
 

 

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