The party with a purpose, Wine & Fries, powered by Step One Automotive Group was hosted by Hotel Effie Sandestin on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, to help raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida, located in Pensacola. To kick off the night, guests were greeted with McDonald’s French fries, donated by Costa McDonald’s, followed by an evening of dining and dancing under the stars.
Guests were met with panoramic views from the rooftop pool deck at Hotel Effie Sandestin. The night also featured a large silent auction with prizes ranging from local works of art, a helicopter experience around Destin, to some sparkling pieces of jewelry. Along with the auction, guests had the opportunity to be part of several raffles featuring a wine wagon and Kate Spade jewelry set.
“It was an incredible night for our Wine & Fries guests, along with our sponsors,” shared Executive Director, Summer Jimmerson. “From everyone at the Ronald McDonald House, we would like to say thank you to all of our sponsors and partners for helping make the event such a success. The funds raised will help provide 300 room nights for families facing a medical crisis. We couldn’t have asked for a better night, and we can’t wait for Wine & Fries 2023!”
Thank you to all of our Wine & Fries 2022 sponsors and partners – Step One Automotive Group, Hotel Effie Sandestin, Costa Enterprises McDonald’s, Moorhead Law Group, Stansell Properties & Development, Martin Brower, Altrua Global Solutions, Emerald Coast Wealth Advisors of Raymond James, Proffitt PR, Coca-Cola, Cox, Keurig Dr. Pepper, Timberview Helicopters, Alpha-Lit Emerald Coast, Cindy White Balloon Design, To Do in Destin, Lamar Advertising, and Emerald Coast Entertainment Services.
(From Left to Right): David Costa Jr., Costa Enterprises McDonalds; Kathryn Coaker, RMHC of Northwest Florida; Brad Busby, Hotel Effie; and Ashley Gillis, RMHC of Northwest Florida.