• Destin Chamber Presents $500 Donations to CBA & Sheriff’s Office Posse

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    June 19, 2017
    Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance  Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Posse

    Destin, Fla., June 19 – On June 9, the Destin Chamber presented $500 donations to the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) and the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Posse, in appreciation of their assistance during Destin’s 7th Annual Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K, 10K & 15K.

    The CBA is committed to sustaining and providing optimum utilization of the Choctawhatchee Basin watershed. Since the race courses offer views of the Choctawhatchee Bay and waterways of Destin, the CBA is the perfect partner for the race. The health of the area’s water resources is the foundation of its identity and economy. Be it fishing, tourism, or quality of life, everything revolves around a healthy watershed. For more information about CBA programs, please visit
    BasinAlliance.org or follow Facebook.com/BasinAlliance.

    The Posse is a group of more than 50 citizens, who donate their time in assisting the Sheriff’s Office in many roles, including prisoner transport, courtroom security, crime scene guards, escorts, festival and event security, and more. Members are trained by Florida’s Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) and are certified as “Auxiliary Law Enforcement Officers.” Many have full-time jobs, in addition to their volunteer role with the Sheriff’s Office. For more information about the Posse, visit

    For details on Destin’s 8th Annual Bayou, Bay & Beach race, follow

    Seen above, Destin Chamber’s Chairman Lockwood Wernet (left in both photos), Destin Water Users, Inc., presents a $500 donation to Alison McDowell (right in 1st photo) of the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance and to Capt. Terry Watkins (right in 2nd photo) of the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Posse for their assistance during the 2017 Destin’s 7th Annual Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K, 10K & 15K.


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