On Tuesday, Jan. 17, the Youth Village, Inc., celebrated its newly remodeled playground with a ribbon cutting. Named "The Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation presents the Youth Village Outdoor Experience," the playground's remodel was due to a large donation from the foundation.
Opened in 1999, the Youth Village is a non-profit after school care program and summer camp for preschool children, ages 3-5, and elementary and middle school children from kindergarten through 8th grade. Its goal is to provide a safe, nurturing environment with supportive mentors, teachers, and other caring adults to help children, ages 3-16, acquire a love of learning and create a desire to achieve. The center is located at 644 Anchors St. N.W., in Fort Walton Beach.
For more information, please call (850) 582-0549 or visit www.ouryouthvillage.org.