Destin Charity Wine Auction Ranks Among Top Ten by Wine Spectator Magazine

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) today announced that its 2012 Charity Wine Auction was recently recognized as one of the nation’s top ten highest-grossing charity auctions by Wine Spectator Magazine. Founded in 2005, DCWAF has since donated $4.7 million to support a variety of children’s charities in Northwest Florida. In 2012, DCWAF donated $1.2 million ($895,000 from live auction bids), representing a 300-percent increase in giving capacity, since its inception.

Rediscover Your Inner Artist at Seaside Institute Academic Village

Seaside Institute will host a new series of programs this spring, “Rediscovering Your Inner Artist”, with four five-day workshops in the new Academic Village on Smolian Circle in Seaside, Florida. For two weeks in May and two weeks in June, the programs will be devoted to courses on photography, design, plein air painting and drawing. Each course will run from 9:00am to 12:00pm, Monday through Friday, although other optional work time may be scheduled.

Building Homes for Heroes Salutes US Army SSG Aaron Hale

Building Homes for Heroes is proud to announce a homecoming celebration to welcome Army Staff Sergeant Aaron Hale to his new home at 73 Pelican Bay Drive in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida on Saturday, April 6 at 10:30 a.m. Joining in the celebration will be high-ranking military personnel, members of the construction team, local dignitaries, community members, corporate sponsors, civic organizations, friends and family, etc.

4th Annual Little Black Dress Party Benefiting Local Charities May 18

The newly formed White-Wilson Community Foundation sets the stage for the 4th Annual Little Black Dress Party to be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center located at 1250 Miracle Strip Parkway S.E. in Ft. Walton Beach.

The annual Little Black Dress Party was formed in 2010 to raise money for local charities to help raise awareness and education of the importance of preventive health and early detection.

South Walton Artist Justin Lyons Creates ArtsQuest Festival Poster

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) unveils the 25th Annual ArtsQuest Arts & Music Festival poster image, designed by South Walton artist Justin Lyons. Lyons was voted "Best in Mixed Media" at the 2012 ArtsQuest Festival and has created a poster image that complements the festival's fun-loving atmosphere and quest for art with a quest for heart.  The annual event will be held over Mother's Day Weekend, May 10-12, and features activities for the entire family.

Hats for Hope Luncheon & Fashion Show to Benefit Shelter House March 16

The Destin Woman’s Club proudly presents Hats for Hope, a fashion show and luncheon showcasing the latest fashions from the Emerald Coast’s trendiest boutiques. The event will begin at 11am on Saturday, March 16 at the Linkside Ballroom at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort with proceeds benefiting Shelter House, the domestic violence center serving Okaloosa and Walton Counties.

Walton County Habitat for Humanity New Home Recipient Expresses Her Thanks

Habitat for Humanity of Walton County dedicated their 25th home this past Saturday, March 2 at 9 am in Freeport to widow and single mother of two, Teresa Schultz, who first was a volunteer for the nonprofit organization before applying for herself.

Schultz had previously dedicated 64 volunteer hours into Habitat’s 24th home for a fellow family, when she, too, learned she and her family qualified for the Habitat program.

Community Clean-up March 8-10 Hosted by Commissioner Sara Comander and Public Works

Beginning Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10, from 8am to 4pm, District 4 Commissioner Sara Comander will be hosting a community clean-up weekend in Miramar Beach at Legion Park on Ponce de Leon Street.

The Walton County Public Works Department will be providing dumpsters for Walton County residents to dump trash, yard debris, tires, appliances and other miscellaneous items. There will also be a crew and equipment to offload heavy items.


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