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Cox Communications Packs the Pantry

This group from Cox Communications is taking PACK the pantry to an all new level. Not only did they shop under a timeline and budget as part of their team building visit, they stacked their goodies into our pantry, organizing and streamlining, then packed themselves in for a famous COX selfie. We love them for blessing our house guests! ❤️

Knights of Columbus Assembly 3236 bless our Fisher House

Friends of Fisher House, John and Richard visited our Fisher House on Tuesday, donating $500 from Knights of Columbus Assembly 3236.  This organization, and these two big hearts are frequent givers to care for our military families during a medical need.  The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic, Family, Fraternal, Service organization.  Their guiding principles are Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism and their rich history include many years of service to the local community, Catholic Church, families, and young people.  We love that they support two of our favorite things….families and patriotism.  #knightsofcolumbusdogood

6th Annual Eggs on the Beach nets Fisher House $16,250

MIRAMAR BEACH — The sixth annual Eggs On the Beach cooking competition raised $40,000 for local nonprofit organizations, including its two nonprofit partners, Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Food for Thought.
Held at Seascape Resort on Sept. 28, the family-friendly event welcomed more than 750 tasters and volunteers who sampled an array of delicacies cooked on Big Green Eggs by 25 cook teams.
Food for Thought and the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast each received a $16,250 donation from the 2019 EggFest.
“Our sixth annual event was a great success due to our amazing cook teams, volunteers and sponsors,” said Bay Breeze Patio co-owner and event founder Susan Kiley. “We feel proud to have created one of the best food festivals in the area. It is humbling to see the community come together to support these great causes.”
In the nonprofit category, South Walton Academy earned first place and a $3,500 donation. In second place, Sinfonia Gulf Coast earned a $2,500 donation toward its Youth Orchestra. The Rotary Club of Destin placed third and won a $1,500 donation.

Kevin Louthain, cooking for Westonwood Ranch’s Bacon Nation, tends to his grill during the 6th annual Eggs on the Beach Eggfest held at Seascape Resort Saturday.

Tasters voted Saltwater Restaurant Group the winner of the Taster’s Choice award. Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty earned second place and Fort Walton Beach Medical Center’s “Five Wild Blazing Medical Cooks,” placed third.
Judge’s Choice winners for 2019 were first place Saltwater Restaurants Inc., second place Setco Services in partnership with Jackacudas Seafood & Sushi, and third place Westonwood Ranch’s Bacon Nation.
Honorary judges were chef Phil McDonald and Debbie Swenerton of Black Bear Bread Co., chef Nikhil Abuvala of Roux 30a and Jack McGuckin, executive chef Bijoux Destin.
The best booth display was presented to Saltwater Restaurants Inc.

Raulerson family gives back, donates $100

We love how our military families are raising their families to serve others. Met a nice little family today, who hosted an event to benefit our Fisher House on Eglin. They all serve, and sacrifice in defense of our nation and their daughter wanted the honor of writing the BIG check! #allinthefamily #keepingfamiliestogether

Eglin Federal Credit Union partners with Fisher House to say welcome to newcomers!

What says Welcome better than something yummy for your tummy? We have created a new partnership for the Team Eglin Newcomers providing a “snack attack” for the break, courtesy of our friends at Eglin Federal Credit Union. We pitched the idea to help with some welcome food and they said Yes! Thanks Jerry Williams and team for loving our military like we do! #lovei

sgoodmedicine #foodisfuel

Props hosts inaugural Summertime Craft Beer Fest, donates $1,200, pledges to be an annual event

Props hosted the Summertime Craft Beer Fest in June to benefit Fisher House of the Emerald Coast. This fun event, featuring 13 local and regional breweries plus small bites by Props and live music from Ryan Frederick Stroud, took place Saturday, June 29 from 2-5 p.m. at the Props Ale House in Niceville. The breweries attending were:  3rd Planet Brewing – Niceville, Bayou Brewing – Niceville, Destin Brewery – Destin, Fairhope Brewery – Fairhope, Alabama, Gulf Coast Brewery – Pensacola, Oyster City Brewing Co – Apalachicola, Ye Olde Brothers Brewery – Navarre, Karbach Brewing Co – Houston, Texas, Big Top Brewing Co – Pensacola, Serda Brewing Co – Mobile, Alabama, Strange Colt Brewery – Niceville, Pensacola Bay Brewery – Pensacola.  Ticket purchase includes unlimited samples and a souvenir tasting glass.

AfterHours Customs FWB who has rebuilt a 100th Anniversary 2003 Harley Davidson Fat Boy for a raffle with a percentage of the proceeds going to Fisher House attended to show case the bike at the beer festival with raffle tickets for sale – one for $20 or six for $100. The drawing takes place Oct. 17, 2019 at Fisher House’s 12th Annual Helping Heroes Gala at The Henderson in Destin. The winner does not need to be present to win.

Props in Niceville is located at 1128 John Sims Parkway E. in Niceville.

Here are fun photos of the event and the check presentation.

It’s all in the family!
Win Redemption!
It’s so you Teresa!
Zak and Teresa
We love our volunteers!
1st Annual nets $1200
Tara writes the big check

33rd Annual Sandestin Wine Festival donates $22,500 to local Fisher House

The 33rd Annual Sandestin Wine Festival, the most established and continuously running wine festival in the Florida Panhandle, announced today the organization donated $22,500 to Fisher House of the Emerald Coast. The proceeds are from the four-day event, held April 11th -14th, 2019 in The Village of Baytowne Wharf within Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.  The Sandestin Wine Festival is staffed by non-profit volunteers and in return, the proceeds from the festival are donated to those non-profits to support and further their missions. Due to the overwhelming support of their
volunteers, Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, Inc  was presented with a check totaling $22,500, made possible by the success of this year’s festival and sold out Grand Tasting events on Friday and Saturday.  “Without the support of our community and volunteers, the Sandestin Wine Festival would not be the success that it is today. For an event that is rich in history and culture, the volunteers work very hard to make sure the guest experience is seamless from one year to the next. It’s amazing to know the event benefits worthwhile local non-profits. We look forward to the continued partnership for many years to come,” stated Alan Meyers, The Village of Baytowne Wharf executive director.

The 34th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival is set for April 16th -19th, 2020. Chief sponsors of the Sandestin Wine Festival include Coastal Living, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Visit South Walton, 30A, EC Magazine, 850 Magazine, and SoWal.

9th Annual Navarre Beach Pub Crawl raises $2,000 for local Fisher House

9th Annual Navarre Beach Pub Crawl nets $2,000 for Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, Inc.

 Rob Reyes, owner of Stripes Pub & Grill in Navarre, Florida, recently presented a $2,000 donation to Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, Inc. through their 9th Annual Navarre Beach Pub Crawl, t-shirt sales. Proceeds from this year’s event was evenly split, with That Others May Live charity also receiving $2,000.  Donations made to Fisher House enable the organization to continue supporting military families during medical needs with lodging and transportation.   Fisher House, located on Eglin AFB opened in September of 2010, and has saved military families over $1.8 million dollars in lodging and transportation. The geographic footprint offers services to residents from Pensacola to Panama City.

The check was presented to board members Jim Fisher and Executive Director, Mia Hughes.

“We appreciate Rob’s military service and his continued devotion to our mission,” said Teresa Halverson, board of director’s president.  “The annual Pub Crawl continues to gain momentum, both in popularity and prosperity for our organization, year after year and has encouraged other communities blessed with Fisher Houses to model their events after the success of Rob’s. “

Stripes is a Sports Bar serving traditional American Pub fare located right in the heart of Navarre, located in the Publix shopping center next to the Navarre liquor store. They strive to provide great food at an affordable cost in a friendly atmosphere! Come enjoy your favorite sports team on one of their many flat screens! Their staff is always friendly so stop in and see for yourself. And check out their newest addition – Solids Gameroom for 21 & over. Stripes…Navarre’s Pub & Grill.

Community Broadcasters host Monster Yard Sale, benefits Fisher House Emerald Coast

On May 18, many along the Emerald Coast enjoyed the single biggest yard sale event, hosted by our friends at Community Broadcasters.  A portion of the proceeds were donated to our Fisher House on Eglin AFB and event organizers were pleased to donate $1385.00 as a result of this inaugural success.  Kevin and Aly made the presentation and received a tour of our home, experiencing the love first hand that their efforts provide. 

Ranger Camp hosts Race the Ranger, donates $1500

Each year, in conjunction with the open house, our friends at Camp Rudder host a tough run, dubbed affectionately as the Race the Ranger.  Proceeds of this event are donated to our Fisher House on Eglin.  It’s an early, fun run and we are pleased that our house is available to our rangers and their families during a medical event.