Easy on 30A Benefit Concert Rocks WaterColor July 3
July 1, 2015 by SoWal Staff
Easy On 30A benefit concert is back for its fourth year to raise money for great causes. The free, family-friendly concert will take place on Friday, July 3 from 5:45 - 10:00 p.m. at WaterColor's Marina Park. Performers include Forrest Williams Band, The Rips, and Geoff McBride. Fabulous raffle and silent auction items donated by local businesses will benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge, the Lighthouse Family Retreat, and the Muscogee Nation of Florida.
Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the music and support the local community during this summer holiday Friday night event. Admission is one can of non-perishable food to be dropped off at the donation box set up at the event entrance. The outdoor concert will be held in WaterColor's beautiful Cerulean Park so bring a blanket or chairs for seating - coolers and picnics are welcome. Food and beverages will also be available on site for purchase. Donations will be gladly accepted at the event and in advance to benefit all of the charities.
In addition to live music entertainment, the event will feature raffles and a silent auction thanks to many generous businesses from throughout our South Walton community. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to donate and/or sponsor the Easy On 30A concert. Your contributions help make the event a great success.
"We are beyond thrilled to be hosting our 4th Annual Easy On 30A Benefit Concert in WaterColor. What started out as a small event for friends and family has turned into an amazing community affair with over 1000 attendees and thousands of dollars raised for our charities. We are not at all surprised that 30A has once again rallied together to support their very own, and we are humbled and grateful to all of you making this happen again this year with us," said Beth and Randy Carroll, founders of Easy on 30A.
Easy on 30A is an independent, nonprofit organization located on scenic 30A that works together with local communities, organizations and musicians to put together the annual benefit concerts that support local charitable organizations. Locals Beth & Randy Carroll founded the organization four years ago with an idea of bringing musicians together to highlight the great talent along 30A and to bring community awareness to charities in the area.
Easy On 30A is presented by the WaterColor Homeowners Association, which graciously allows the use of Marina Park in WaterColor to bring this free concert to WaterColor owners, area residents and visitors to the 30A community. Easy On 30A works together with the WaterColor Community and WaterColor Resort to bring this fun charity event to fruition during one of the busiest weeks of the summer. Visit Easy On 30A online to make a donation. Follow the event on on www.facebook.com/EasyOn30a.
Easy On 30A to benefit the following local organizations:
Alaqua Animal Refuge – an independent, nonprofitorganization located on Florida’s Emerald Coast – advocates the generalwelfare 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 Walton County, Florida resident 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.
Lighthouse Family Retreat – In 1999, 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 August 8, 2000, Lighthouse held it’s 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.
Muscogee Nation of Florida – 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. (Source: http://mnof.org/).