30A South Walton Laurie Hood Alaqua Animal Refuge 30A Sticker Donations Raise $95,934 for Alaqua Animal Refuge

Alaqua Animal Refuge’s Laurie Hood

Alaqua Animal Refuge and 30A.com announced that their “30A Sticker Donation Box” partnership has raised $95,934 for the local charity since inception, and $35,147 in the past 12 months alone.

Although 30A gives away its famous round Gulf-blue decals for free in local businesses, donation boxes have been set-up in many locations to encourage contributions to Walton County’s premiere “no-kill” shelter. The 30A stickers are sponsored by Dune Allen Realty Vacation Rentals.

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By Jessie Taylor

30A South Walton KT 1 THIS WEEKEND: Kissing Couple to Celebrate Anniversary on 30AMike and Tara Myers founded Kissingtour two years ago and have since kissed in 8 countries and 22 states. The mission behind their adventure is simple: To change the way the world sees love.

This Labor Day weekend, Mike and Tara have decided to spend their anniversary running 30 miles along our very own Scenic Highway 30A. These athletic lovebirds from Las Vegas have planned a two-day run along 30A, stopping to pose for and post pictures at popular locations and local businesses.

The Las Vegas natives are used to running in extreme heat (sometimes over 110 degrees!) and compare Vegas to 30A by saying, “we used to run in a sauna — now we run in a steam room.”

While I can imagine that both locations are a bit toasty, at least here on the Emerald Coast we have jaw-dropping views that will keep the Myers entertained during their two-day tour of 30A. Continue Reading…

30A South Walton 942853 10151714107918799 1715005610 n Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club Honors Families of Fallen and Injured MilitarySanta Rosa Golf & Beach Club is participating in the 8th Annual Patriot Golf Day, the nation’s largest grass-roots golf fundraiser benefiting the Folds of Honor Foundation, which honors the families of fallen and injured military men and women.

“The Folds of Honor Foundation hits home to so many of us in America, but also in our community here in Santa Rosa Beach,” said Carter Murchison, director of golf operations for Santa Rosa. “We couldn’t be more proud to take advantage of this opportunity to help support the families of the men and women who have so selflessly served our county.”

On August 25th through September 1st, Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club is offering a special $40 rate for military men, women and their families. During this time, special rates will also be posted to the general public with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation. Golfers are also encouraged to add a dollar or more to their green fees to help fund the foundation. Tee times are available August 25th through September 1st after 11 am, and are based on availability.

To book a tee time, visit Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club or call 850-267-2229.

30A South Walton speakersimage Seaside Institute to Host Distinguished Speakers on Oct 17The Seaside Institute will host a lecture by three distinguished speakers as part of Seaside’s Homeowners Weekend on Friday, October 17th from 5 PM to 8 PM.

Photographer and Seaside homeowner Richard Sexton will present a talk titled, “Magical Urbanism of the Creole World,” taken from his new book Creole World. Leigh Gallagher – assistant editor of FORTUNE magazine and co-chair of the FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit — will discuss her findings written in her book End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving. Seaside Town Founder Robert Davis will also give a Founders Report at this special event. A reception will follow.

Tickets will be $40 at the door. Tickets purchased online prior to the event are only $30. Click here now to register online.

For more info, visit The Seaside Institute or call 850-231-2421.

Callaghan is coming to The Rep Theatre in Seaside this Saturday, August 30th, starting at 7:30pm! She’ll be accompanied in concert by Jon Poole, her awesome percussionist from Atlanta. Check out Callaghan’s “Best Year” video below, which features scenes from Seaside…. There’s even a 30A sticker cameo! Can you spot it?

Concert tickets are $25. Buy your tickets online at www.LoveTheRep.com!

Here’s a video for a new Callahan song called “Who Would I Be,” which will be featured on a new album that’s currently being recorded in Nashville:

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30A South Walton 5k SUNDAY: Alys Beachs 3rd Annual 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

The 3rd Annual 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run will be held in Alys Beach on Sunday, August 31st.

Located along Scenic Highway 30A, the course winds through the streets of Alys Beach and into their nature trail. The event also features an oversized obstacle course for kids of all ages and will end with live music by Shane from Rock the House, food, beverages, and the award ceremony in Alys Beach’s Amphitheatre.

The price to participate in this certified 5K is $35. The 1 Mile Fun Run is $15 (kids 12 and younger only, please). Event proceeds will benefit the Autism Society. The 5K Race begins at 7:00 AM and the 1 Mile Fun Run begins at 8:30 AM in the Amphitheatre. Please arrive 30 minutes early upon the day of the race.

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30A South Walton fore Second Annual Fore Her Golf Tournament on Oct 11Local charity Fore Her recently announced the Second Annual Fore Her Golf Tournament to raise funds for local women who are battling breast cancer and are struggling financially. The event will take place on October 11th, 2014 at Seascape Golf, Beach & Tennis Resort.

The day’s activities will include 18 holes of golf, an after-party, and a silent auction. All tournament participants will also receive a “swag bag” filled with gifts from event sponsors.

“After my mom, and my aunt each passed away from breast cancer, my family members in Michigan wanted to do something in memory of them,” said Amy Walsh, President and Founder of Fore Her, Inc. “Because a lot of my family members enjoy golf, they held their first golf outing in 2000, to celebrate the lives of my mom and my aunt. Therefore, I founded Fore Her, Inc. and am striving to continue the tradition of my family within this community by helping those fighting this disease locally.”

Since its inception, the tournaments have raised well over $85,000 in 14 years. Walsh continues that tradition here in the local community.

Tournament pricing is $75/person or $300/team of four players. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Check in begins at 8:00 am, with a shotgun tee off at 9:00 am.

For more info, or to register online, visit Fore Her or follow them on Facebook.

 

30A South Walton  30A Vets One Year Anniversary Block Party on Sept 1030A Vet – a full-service boutique veterinary hospital located in Gulf Place — will celebrate its First Anniversary and Block Party on Wednesday, September 10th from 5:30pm – 8:00pm.

All you need to do to join the free fun is to bring your favorite 4-legged and 2-legged friends, a chair and your favorite covered dish (optional).

Enjoy complimentary beer, wine and sodas and live music by Forrest Williams Band.

Several contests are planned and prizes will be awarded at the mini “Pet Show” for Best Pet Costume, Best Pet/Owner Lookalike, and Happiest Face. Door prizes and goodies will also be given away to celebrate 30A Vet’s wonderful first year on 30A.

30A Vet is located at 56 Spires Lane, Unit 14A, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459, and is part of a truly wonderful group of pet-centric merchants at Gulf Place.

For more info, visit 30A Vet, follow them on Facebook or call 850-660-1892.

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