Café Thirty-A held its annual Christmas Charity Ball on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, and raised a total of $22,530 for Caring and Sharing of South Walton, an organization that provides food and financial assistance to area families and individuals in need.
Guests were invited to delight in beautiful holiday décor, a buffet, passed heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a champagne toast upon entry. In addition to the commemorative holiday-themed photo booth by Epic Photo Co. and music provided by DJ 30A, event goers also had the opportunity to view and bid on various pieces of art, jewelry, gift baskets, and other items featured in the extensive silent auction.
Tickets were $75 per person and were available online or at the door. Through ticket sales, a vast silent auction, raffle, and personal donations, the Café Thirty-A Christmas Charity Ball raised a grand total of $22,530 for Caring and Sharing of South Walton. This money will be used to provide food and assistance to local area families with the additional support from churches, civic groups, individuals, and other businesses.
“This is always a special event for us and our staff to host each year,” said Café Thirty-A owner, Harriet Crommelin. “Seeing our friends and long-time patrons come out to support a cause that is near and dear to our hearts, proves that this community believes in giving and paying it forward even when it’s the busiest time of the year.”
Photo Caption: (From Left to Right) Kim Hope, Director of Caring & Sharing South Walton; Emily Proctor, Director of Outreach for Caring & Sharing of South Walton; Harriet Crommelin, Owner of Cafe Thirty-A; Amariles Rosado, Assistant Director of Caring & Sharing South Walton.