• February 2015 Business Briefs / Member News Part 4

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    February 24, 2015

    JCLEA Donates to CIC Children
    The First Judicial Circuit Law Enforcement Association (JCLEA) recently donated $750 to Children in Crisis (CIC) to support the children’s educational requirements. For additional information on CIC or ways to support the CIC vision, please visit ChildrenInCrisisFL.org or call 864-4242.

    MKAF Celebrates 20 Years 
    Twenty years ago, the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) began an earnest mission to bring art programs, cultural events, art education, and lively entertainment to the sleepy beach town of Destin. MKAF will celebrate this significant milestone with activities and events throughout the year, showcasing the cultural and educational outreach made by the organization. On March 12, the City of Destin will proclaim it “Mattie Kelly Day” with an official proclamation commemorating the 103rd birthday of Mattie Kelly. Other events, which will showcase the 20th anniversary, include the April 11 “December ‘63, a Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons,” and the introduction of a new Bluegrass music concert, “Bluegrass Meets the Beach,” Sept. 11 - 12, featuring the award-winning and chart-topping band, Blue Highway. It will also hold its signature events, including Concerts in the Village, Festival of the Arts, and Sound of the Season. For more information about MKAF’s mission and events or to become a member, visit MattieKellyArtsFoundation.org or call (850) 650-2226.

    Rocky Bayou Country Club Offers No Initiation Memberships
    Rocky Bayou Country Club is the only member-owned private golf course along the Emerald Coast. Its 18 holes of championship golf and clubhouse provide the perfect atmosphere to enjoy. It also has a pool during the spring and summer that is undergoing a renovation in March. It is currently offering NO INITIATION memberships and has a membership category to fit just about anyone. If you want more information about Rocky Bayou Country Club, visit RockyBayouCC.com or email Jared Morton, director of golf and club operations, at jmorton@RockyBayouCC.com or call (850) 678-3270 x4.

    Bid for a Good Cause During Cox Charity Auction
    Cox and Home Instead Senior Care will present the Cox Charity Auction to benefit Covenant Hospice beginning April 11 through May 9. The virtual fundraising event will feature four week-long auctions hosted online at CoxCharityAuction.com. Each auction will feature a variety of packages starting at 40 percent of the retail value. Items include an iPad Mini, a fishing trip and dolphin cruise, golf packages, hot air balloon ride, spa and massage services, artwork, jewelry, tickets to area events, and gift certificates to local and national chain restaurants and retailers. The online auction schedule is as follows: Auction One, April 11-18; Auction Two, April 18-25; Auction Three, April 25-May 2; Auction Four, May 2-9. For details, call (850) 428-0605 or email rachel.mayew@covenanthospice.org.

    WSRE will Premiere Television Special on IMPACT 100 
    WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast, has produced a television special about the significant contributions of IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area. “IMPACT 100: Changing Lives, Strengthening Communities,” hosted by Sherri Hemminghaus Weeks, will premiere on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. IMPACT 100 is a phenomenon in women’s philanthropy, a transformational approach that empowers women from all walks of life to profoundly change the communities in which they live. The WSRE presentation tells the IMPACT 100 story by highlighting IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, the world’s largest IMPACT 100 organization.


    Tom Thumb Stores Donates to CIC Kids
    Teresa Smith, Tom Thumb Inc. vice president of operations, and Mark Salisbury, Tom Thumb Inc. president, presented a donation of $750 and several large boxes of gifts to Ken Hair, Children in Crisis (CIC) president and CEO. The funds will be used to help feed, clothe, and care for the children living at the CIC Neighborhood and the gifts are for the CIC Educational Incentive program.
     
    2015 Destin Forward Class Raises $5,006 to aid in Restoration of Primrose, Old Post Office
    On Friday, Feb. 20, the 2015 Destin Forward Class held its “Pins and Pancakes for the Primrose” fundraiser and raised $5,006 to be used for the City of Destin’s restoration and relocation project for the Old Post Office, Destin’s first post office, and the Primrose, Destin’s first siene boat. Thirteen corporate teams and many individuals gathered at Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill for a breakfast buffet and two hours of bowling. Teams included Bluewater Bay Marina Complex; Bluewater Bay Yachts; Destin Commons; Emerald Coast Title Services, LLC; First City Bank; Harrison Sale McCloy; Mr. Done Right Handyman; Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc.; ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals; Jim Liufau Ins. Agency, Inc., State Farm Ins.; ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance, Inc.; and Wyndham Vacation Resorts. Other corporate donations were made by Emerald Coast Wealth Advisors of Raymond James, First National Bank and Trust and Ocean Reef Resorts, in addition to hundreds of dollars in individual donations. BayArea Awards & Engraving gave away trophies to the Top Female Bowler - Dottie Liufau, Top Male Bowler - Jim Liufau and Top Team - Liufau McCall Insurance Group. Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl & Grill donated all services and product for the fundraiser so all donations received will go directly to the restoration and relocation project.

    “Leading Ladies” to be Rescheduled
    Emerald Coast Theatre Company announced that the benefit performance of “Leading Ladies,” slated for Thursday, Feb. 26, will be rescheduled. “We are looking forward to staging ‘Leading Ladies’ sometime later this season. In the meantime, we hope Emerald Coast theater and art-lovers will join us for our the next scheduled performance of our 2014-15 season, which is a terrific comedy called ’Art,’” said ECTC producing artistic director Nathanael Fisher. Directed by ECTC artistic producer Nathanael Fisher, “Art” will be staged two weekends, March 6-8, and March 13-15, at 7:30 p.m., in the Market Shops at Sandestin. For details, visit EmeraldCoastTheatre.org or call (850) 687-1637.

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