Friends of the Coastal Branch Library announced their artist of the month, Dave Sullivan.
Born and raised in Texas, Dave went to college in Santa Fe, New Mexico and started work in the corporate world with a major manufacturing corporation back east.
After moving to the Dallas area as Chief Information Officer for a manufacturing company, he used the little spare time he had from family and work to shoot 35mm film, without much training. Looking back, he was amazed at what could be achieved with little technology.
A few years ago he purchased a digital camera and recruited some help from a professional on the best use of the features. Dave also found a way to adapt the lens from his older film camera to the digital camera for more flexibility in shooting.
Christmas is a time of giving and bringing a smile to those who need it the most. The Matrix Community Outreach Center seeks individuals, groups, organizations, agencies, churches, and local businesses who would like to contribute to the purchasing of Christmas gifts for 250 children right here in our community.
You can make a monetary donation or purchase random gifts at your leisure and drop them off. Or, you can indicate the number of children that you would like to shop for and the Center will give you a list with the names, ages and gender of the children in need.
All gifts should be dropped off at The Matrix Community Outreach Center in Defuniak Springs. Monetary donations can be dropped off at the Walton County Sheriff’s Department or at the Center. (Please write “Santa Patrol Program” on any dropped-off donations.)
To learn how you can help, please contact Lt. Danny Garner at 850-892-8186 or Candy Nowling at 850-892-1090.
It’s time for some Holiday fun with Santa! The Rosemary Beach Town Hall is hosting the Dirty Santa Ball, a winter holiday event benefiting the Seaside Repertory Theatre on Friday, December 6th, from 7-11 pm.
This highlight of the event is the auctioning off of beautifully decorated trees by local designers. The bidding will start Friday on the REP Facebook page and continue into the evening. Note: You do not have to be present to win the tree.
Be sure to purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to play the Dirty Santa Game and win great prizes and themed gifts donated by local businesses. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and can be purchased online. So wear your Christmas best — or your Christmas worst — and let your hair down!
Tickets are $85 and include delightful bites from Roux 30A Catering, music and drinks.
HO HO HO!
The new 30A Gear Truck has officially arrived in Gulf Place, and it’s open every Friday and Saturday from 9am until 4pm.
Located right across the street from Artists at Gulf Place and the new Pizza by the Sea, the 30A Gear Truck sells official 30A shirts, hats, Tervis Tumblers, beach gear, key chains, 30A beach chairs and much, much more. The truck also sells CDs by local musicians, as well as other fun and authentic local items. It even has free wi-fi for guests!
While the 30A Gear Truck will be found most days at its home in Gulf Place, it will also make appearances at special local events. Soon, shoppers will always be able to find the truck’s precise location using 30A’s free iPhone and Android apps.