South Walton Fashion Week (SWFW) calls for male and female models to apply for runway shows and the SWFW Model Competition, which will be held October 9-11.
Models are required to submit an online application before Monday, September 1st in order to secure an audition time at the casting call that’s scheduled for September 11th from 5-8 pm.
The model competition will be held during South Walton Fashion Week and supports up-and-coming careers of aspiring models like last year’s Model Competition Winner, Emme Martin. Martin went on to sign with Click Management New York and to grace the cover of numerous regional and national magazines including Eide’ Magazine, VIE Magazine, Thirty-A Review.
The 5th Annual Savor the Season event, benefiting the Taylor Haugen Foundation, will be held on Thursday, November 6th, from 5:30-8:30 pm at Caliza Pool and Restaurant in Alys Beach.
The Taylor Haugen Foundation provides support and recognition to faith-based, athletic students and community organizations through awards, scholarships and funding.
National recording artist Michael J. Thomas will provide live entertainment. There will also be wine tastings, silent and live auctions, and delicious gourmet cuisine made by the finest local chefs from Panama City to Destin.
Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online.
For more info, visit Savor the Season or email.
Over the past few months, conservationist and documentary filmmakers Elam Stoltzfus and his son Nic Stoltzfus – who comprise the core team at Live Oak Production Group – have been extremely busy taking photos, shooting videos, and posting online updates about their latest documentary project.
They recently received funding for the project from the St. Joe Community Foundation, and are now in full production mode — researching, scripting and filming educational videos that reveal fascinating new details about South Walton‘s rare coastal dune lakes.
The documentary is being created to address public awareness and educational needs that surround these natural treasures. Powerful images are being expertly captured to showcase the natural, cultural, recreational, scientific and educational uniqueness of this coastal dune lake region, and then they’re coupled with fascinating stories that include facts about the rich and colorful history of pre-development here.
The team’s blog features numerous related articles and photo essays, as well as video glimpses of the new project.
Here are 7 previews of this exciting project-in-progress:
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.
Santa 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.
The 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.
Local 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.