Hosted from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Palms of Destin Resort & Conference Center
Plug into fresh, smart, creative, fun ways to connect our minds, body, heart & soul to one another in a Whole Life Connection.
Experience pathways to whole living from local artisans, natural cosmetic solutions, organic food & cooking, holistic disciplines, sports & strength training. Interactive demos, workshops, raffles. Over $3000 in prizes and proceeds from Admission and raffle sales to benefit OUR Fisher House & Children’s Hospital. More info here: Wellness Unplugged-Whole Life Connection | Facebook
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The Scholarships for Military Children Program, academic year 2021-2022, began accepting applications Dec. 14, and the deadline for submissions is Feb. 17.
In existence for 21 years, the program recognizes the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and celebrates the commissary’s role in enhancing military quality of life. Thus far, SMCP has awarded more than $20.1 million to 11,814 students, selected from a pool of nearly 105,000 applicants.
SMCP is administered by the Fisher House Foundation. Funding comes from commissary business partners and other earmarked contributions. Every dollar received is given out as a scholarship grant. Additionally, the foundation matches all donations, dollar for dollar, and does not charge for its services.
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The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the USNS Fisher, a vessel with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) on December 12 for a stay of approximately nine months, as the temporary home port for the 951-foot long vessel. The ship will be docked at the port’s berths 13 and 14 and will offer an impressive sight to river users and those able to view it from the Oregon side of the Columbia River.
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Each November, the Emerald Coast Exchange Club hosts Salute a Veteran at the Armament Museum. This year’s event, on November 14, will feature hundred of flags flying in front of the Armament Museum, each bearing a tag honoring veterans who have served our country and new to this year, thanks to a generous sponsor, Bevilacqua Research Corporation – Chef Dan’s Fuel food truck will be serving complimentary meals to veterans from 11-1, pre-registration required. Come join the patriotic ceremony at 8:00 a.m. , enjoy being outdoors, walk among the flags at the Armament Museum and pick up some great food from our friends at One 20 A Modern Bistro. Reserve your ticket here for a FREE meal.
To sponsor a flag:
This fundraiser helps provide scholarships and support the organization’s four programs of service: Americanism, Youth Scholarships, Community Service Projects and the Prevention of Child & Elderly Abuse. Flags are available for sponsorship: Please fill out the form below and mail it with your check to: Emerald Coast Exchange Club, PO Box 2022, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549. If you would like to add a photo, please include it with your submission. Deadline for a request to display a flag is November 1.
Learn how to make Red White and Blue Firecracker Cocktail in honor of our #carecontinues campaign and our week long online auction to provide comfort to our military and veteran families staying at our Fisher House on Eglin AFB. Visit the auction, http://carecontinues.afrogs.org/ and enjoy this cute little video on how to make this cocktail in celebration of our mission.