Holiday Toast on the Coast Benefits Food For Thought Dec 12

December 8, 2014 by SoWal Staff

Get ready to celebrate The Florida Public Relations Association’s Northwest Florida Coast Chapter's annual holiday fundraising event, Holiday Toast on the Coast: A Taste of 30A, Friday, Dec. 12 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Celebration Hall in Santa Rosa Beach. Proceeds will benefit the local NWFL Coast chapter of FPRA and Food For Thought Outreach, Inc. 
Tickets are $25 for FPRA members, and $35 for non-members day of the event, or can be purchased in advance for $20 for FPRA members, and $30 for non-members. The event is open to the public.  
Guests will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and delicious desserts provided by 30A’s top restaurants including Bud & Alley’s, Vue on 30a, Signature Catering of 30A and more. The evening will also feature live music by Maxwell McCann, a silent auction and complimentary wine and champagne. Event attendees are encouraged to bring a $10 grocery gift card to support Food For Thought Outreach, Inc. 
Through the generous support of business owners and community residents, there will be vacation stays, restaurant certificates, spa packages, art and more available for bidding in the silent auction, as well as dozens of prizes to win through raffle drawings. 
Tickets are open to the public and are on sale now. To purchase tickets, please visit or RSVP to or
For information on sponsorship and silent auction donations, please email Brooke Scholl at or Sarah Brazwell at For event details, visit FPRA NWF Coast’s Chapter Facebook page at, #HTOTC.
The Northwest Florida coast is proud to host a chapter of the oldest public relations association in the United States. The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) is a statewide organization of more than 1,200 public relations professionals dedicated to advancing the profession of public relations and enhancing the professional development of its members.
The NWFL Chapter of FPRA boasts a small but mighty membership spanning the geographic areas of Okaloosa County, Walton County, and Bay County with members representing multiple local industries including government, hospitality/tourism, economic development, associations, non-profit, education, health care, retail, agencies and small business.
Food For Thought's mission is to enable children to focus on their development and education by removing the fear and insecurity that comes from not knowing if they will get enough to eat, and, in some cases, knowing that they will not.
Many children suffer from what the USDA officially refers to as “Food Insecurity”, which means they regularly go hungry because their families do not have enough money to buy food. Public schools receive government assistance to provide breakfast and lunch for these children on school days, but when school is out on the weekends, the children must fend for themselves, or they make do with one or two low-cost foods because their families cannot afford to provide balanced meals.         

Food For Thought provides these children with a simple backpack filled with healthy, easy-to-prepare food on these two days, thereby bridging the weekend gap. By providing fresh fruit, whole grains and protein Food For Thought is supporting their physical development and empowering them to grow into productive students and healthy, happy children.


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