The 13th Annual Hurricane Party will be hosted by Bud & Alley’s on Friday, September 22. Every year, this over-the-top celebration benefits Children’s Volunteer Health Network.
This year’s Caribbean-themed party will run from 6:30 until 10 p.m., and will feature live music by Heritage. The evening will lead up to the big live auction where exclusive trips, private chef dinners and more will be auctioned to help kids in Walton and Okaloosa Counties who do not have access to a doctor, dentist or specialist.
“The Hurricane Party goes back to the very beginning of Children’s Volunteer Health Network,” said Executive Director, Zach Billingsley.
When the Founding Members of CVHN were planning the very first fundraiser for the organization back in 2004, hurricane evacuations threatened the success of the event. The event organizers personally called the invitation list asking people to come back into town for the Hurricane Party.
The community showed up in a big way that night, raising more than $40,000… and the name stuck. Now in its 13th year, the Hurricane Party has become a must-attend party for locals and visitors of the Emerald Coast.
All proceeds from the event go to CVHN, which spends 94 cents of every dollar on its programs to help kids in Walton and Okaloosa counties to sustain the CVHN mission for their three major programs: a 34’ Mobile Dental Clinic that visits local elementary schools and other local charities, a network of volunteer providers, and the CVHN Dental Clinic located in Santa Rosa Beach.