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 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.
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.
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.
Mosquito Joe of Northwest Florida donates $20 for every person that pre-pays and mentions, “give 20.” By doing this they were able to donate $380 to the Fisher House Foundation in 2018. This year, they reached their goal to donate at least $500.
Mosquito Joe of Northwest Florida specifically partners with the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast. Need some help with Florida’s most popular mosquito named Joe? Call our friends and give 20.