Grit & Grace Presents Wild Wild Walton July 17-18

July 1, 2015 by SoWal Staff

Walton County’s rich history is set to come to life onstage at the Walton High School Auditorium in DeFuniak Springs on July 17-18 at 7 pm and July 19 at 2 pm. Grit & Grace, Inc., is Walton County’s Official Folk Life Production and is a non-profit organization of volunteers whose purpose is to preserve the history of greater Walton County through storytelling, music and dance. 

“Grit & Grace’s 2015 production, Wild Wild Walton, will undoubtedly be our strongest in many years. The creative forces behind this stage show share a cohesive vision and focus that weaves these stories of Walton County history together in an amusing and light-hearted fashion that will delight our audiences," said Mark Douglass, President of the Board of Directors.  

"We are excited about our new affiliation with Ronnie McBrayer.  He is a natural fit as our playwright.  Ronnie’s creative writing style and research on this historical play far exceeded our expectations. Brandon Elkins, our director, is wise beyond his years. He most definitely has an old soul. He continues to impress us all with his extensive knowledge and theater background. His energy and creativity are infectious.”

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children ages twelve (12) and under. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the DeFuniak Herald Breeze, Bogey’s Restaurant and Bar, Nook and Cranny, and McLean’s Florist in DeFuniak Springs; Emerald Coast Flowers and Gifts in Freeport; or by calling 850-270-7008. For more information please visit their website at, email or call 850-270-7008.  You may also follow them on Facebook at

"This is going to be a great show! We have one of the largest casts we have had in years and the hard work and dedication that has been put in by each cast member shows how passionate we are to represent the history of Walton County,” said Brandon Elkins, Director member of the Board of Directors for Grit & Grace, Inc. 

“We hope to make you laugh and cry, but overall we want you to enjoy learning things about this county that you probably never knew! Whether it be stories about folks running moonshine, swindlers selling "useless" beach property, the loss of an officer in the line of duty, or granny hitting the bottle a little to often, you won't leave this show without having learned a thing or two and having been entertained all night long!"


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