Dancing For Life is this Saturday!

 

If you have ever wanted to see Sheriff Frank McKeithen shake his tail feathers, you can this Saturday, August 10th at Arnold High Theatre.

 

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McKeithen along with other law enforcement officers such as Police Chief Drew Whitman, Sergeant Emily Melton and Teresa Anglin will show off their best moves with professional dancers from Fred Astaire Dance Studios.

Event Attendees will also enjoy something that is quite a treat for our area, a dance performance from nationally acclaimed dancers who waived their performance fee so all event profits could go to Relay for Life.  In addition to helping judge the event, World Mambo Champions Ronald and Katie Guillen as well as World Cabaret Champions Kimalee Piedad and Justin Guilmette will be performing.

Bay County law enforcement will go head to head with the Panama City Beach Police Department after spending twenty five hours to prepare a choreographed dance routine to be performed live with their professional partner.  The winner will be decided by a combination of votes from judges, audience applause, and the number of “votes” or dollar donations each dance couple receives.

The donations will aid in Fred Astaire’s fundraising efforts for their Relay for Life team for the American Cancer Society. Fred Astaire was moved to start this event five years ago when a beloved student, Dr. Joan Elzawahry passed away from cancer. It was then that the Fred Astaire of Panama City decided to use their gift of dance to help the fight against cancer and their efforts are gaining traction with each passing year.

Show organizer and Ballroom Dance Instructor Stephanie Van Wick reports that “I have been involved with this project since the beginning and have watched it grow.  This year it has been especially amazing seeing the level of community involvement, it has inspired me to work harder to make our contributions count.”

You can start voting for your favorite couple now by making a donation as well as purchase tickets for the show by going to www.fredastairepanamacity.com or calling their studio in Panama City at 850-873-6269.  General admission tickets are $25 per person but VIP tickets which include preferred seating and a cast party directly following the show at Boatyard restaurant are only $45.

Showtime is 6:30 pm at this Saturday, August 10th at Arnold High School Theatre on Alf Coleman Road in Panama City Beach.

 

 

 

 

Garage Sale To Benefit Beach Care Services August 3rd

 

 

Beachy Beach Real Estate is hosting a Garage Sale Saturday August 3rd from 8 am to 2 pm at their old location at 22600 Panama City Beach Parkway, next to Cerulean Interiors, just east of the Publix at Carillon Beach.

All proceeds from the sale will go to benefit the work of Beach Care Services, a charitable organization of “locals helping locals” that provides short term emergency assistance to families in need in our area.

Everyone is welcome to come and shop and enjoy some refreshments and FREE goodies from Beachy Beach while supplies last.  If you have any items you would like to donate to the sale, please email: info@beachybeach.com or give the office a call at 850-233-4351.

 

 

Pet Appreciation Day at Ace Home Helpers

Humane Society and local business host Pet Appreciation Day

ACE Home Helpers (on Back Beach Road) is now a source for quality dog food brands such as Blue Buffalo and Nutro. To help get the word out they are teaming up with the Humane Society of Bay County and having a pet appreciation day fundraiser on Saturday May 11th from 12pm to 4pm. ACE will also donate 10% of proceeds from their sales that day so if you’re looking to get some home improvement shopping done, here”s your chance to do it and give back at the same time.

PET APPRECIATION DAY FESTIVITES INCLUDE:
• Hot dogs
• Low-Cost Pet Microchipping (on site for $15/donation)
• Low-Cost DHPP Pet Vaccinations (on site)
• Low-Cost Bordetella Vaccinations (on site for $10/donation)
• Adoptable Pets
and much more

PETS ARE WELCOME!

There will also be reps on site from the different dog food manufacturers answering any questions you may have about their products.

For more information, please contact Sean Brosnan at 850-691-2725 or marketing@adoptme.org.

 

Furry Friend 5K is on for April 13th

Humane Society Announces 2013 5K Fundraiser for Saturday, April 13th
The Humane Society of Bay County’s Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers are gearing up for the third annual Furry Friend 5K. It will be held on Saturday April 13, 2013 at A.L. Kinsaul Park (Lynn Haven, FL) and will start at 7 a.m. (CST) (registration from 6:00 to 6:45 a.m.). HSBC has designated Sunday, April 14, 2013 as a rain date in the event of inclement weather on Saturday.
This will be a fun-filled event with a full (professionally-timed) 5K for all ages with/without your pet, pet adoptions, pet microchipping, awards and more.SPONSORED BY: PINEAPPLE WILLY’S, CULLIGAN, FREEDOM SPORTS, POWELL BROADCASTING, WARRIOR RACE TIMING, MAGIC BROADCASTING and GORGEOUS-STRATEGIC BRANDING & DESIGN.______________________________________________________

5K RACE/WALK INFO
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The 5K will start at 7am and registration will be held from 6:00 to 6:45am. We ask that you still show up for registration even if you’ve already pre-registered. This will be a professionally timed event and we want to make sure everyone get’s timed correctly.

You can either register online (by visiting http://www.active.com/running/tba-fl/3rd-annual-furry-friend-5k-to-benefit-the-humane-society-of-bay-county-2013) or you can register on the day of.

You can also register by filing out the entry form (located here:http://adoptme.org/upload/furryfriends2013_entryform.pdf) and either mailing it to HSBC Furry Friend 5K 2013 P.O. Box 883 Panama City, FL 32402 or you can drop off at one of the locations below:

– THE HUMANE SOCIETY ANIMAL & ADOPTION CENTER (2620 E. 15th Street) (in front of Coin & Bullion Reserves)
– THE HUMANE SOCIETY THRIFT & GIFT STORE (1408 Harrison Avenue)

5K REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
Deadline for online registration – April 12th
Deadline for mail registration – mailed no later than April 5th

5K REGISTRATION FEES:
$25 for all ages; After April 12th: $35 for all ages

* PLEASE ADD A $3.95 PROCESSING FEE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION

RUNNER/TEAM SPONSORSHIP
http://www.adoptme.org/Events_5kSponsorship.aspx

For more information, or to be a vendor or sponsor, please contact Sean Brosnan at 850-691-2725 or marketing@adoptme.org.

 

Humane Society of Bay County announces Chicken Wing Championship

 
Local Organization To Raise Money With Cooking Competition
“Pro’s versus Joes”

PANAMA CITY, FLA. – Celebrating the amazing tastes and spices of local chicken wing vendors, The Humane Society of Bay County announced their 3rd Annual Aaron Rich Invitational Chicken Wing Championship fundraiser this week.

The event will be held on Saturday, March 16, at The Wicked Wheel Restaurant from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The fundraiser will consist of 25 chicken wing chef contestants competing  for the best tasting wings in the county.

There will be local celebrities participating in a blind taste test as well as voting for the People’s Champ.  Vendor spots are filling up quickly, but the organization is still looking for chefs to compete.  Private chefs do not need to own a restaurant to compete.  The fundraiser was filled with “half pros” (established restaurants) and “half Joes” (private chefs) last year.  The organization strongly encourages more private chefs competing alongside the bigger named establishments.

One-hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit The Humane Society of Bay County and their ongoing mission to find forever homes for the homeless animals of Bay County.  If you are interested in competing in the wing competition or purchasing advance tickets for the event, please contact the Sean Brosnan at 850-691-2725.

 – COMPETITION INFO –

 

If you’ve got some amazing wings and would like to compete, entry is only a $25 donation and SPACE IS LIMITED TO 25 COMPETITORS. All competitors will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis upon receipt of the application and entry fee.
The championship will consist of categories for “Buffalo Style” and “Free-For-All Style” for the wings. A panel of judges will award 1st and 2nd place trophies for the wings based on taste, originality, and cooking.
The “People’s Champ” trophies will be determined by attendee voting at each booth.
100% of the proceeds benefit The Humane Society of Bay County and their mission to find forever homes for the homeless animals of Bay County.
For more information on attending, competing, or to be a vendor, contact Sean Brosnan at 850-691-2725 or email marketing@adoptme.org.
 Sign up for this FUN FILLED EVENT on their FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/414022978677643/

 

If your Valentine has Four legs……Toast for The Paws!

 

 

It’s that time of the year again, The Wine Dog in Panama City is hosting the “Toast for the Paws” fundraiser, an annual beer and wine tasting that benefits The Humane Society of Bay County.

This is the fourth year for this event and this year they have stepped it up a notch, two local chefs will be serving some of their signature hors d’oeuvres for participants as guests enjoy live Jazz music .

This popular event will be hosted by The Wine Dog in Panama City which is located at 103 West 23rd street in Coronado Village and will take place, the day after Valentine’s Day, Friday the 15th from 6 to 9 pm.

And craft beer lovers will not be left out of this event….if wine is not your thing, no worries some of your favorite top craft beers will be available to try.  Local distribitors will be on hand to answer any questions about their tasty concoctions as well.

At this event, you can also do a little shopping to help the The Humane Society, as a  Silent Auction will take place.   Thanks to the generous donations of community members last year, the silent auction portion help The Humane Society raise over $10,000 last year.

Their goal this year is to exceed not only their attendance from last year, which was two hundred, but to break that ten thousand dollar mark...can you help?

If you can not attend this event….there are other ways to show your support:

In Kind Donation of an Item the Shelter Needs (see flier below)

Monetary Donation

Donate a Silent Auction item

But if you CAN come….then come on out on Friday, February 15th and show your local Humane Society some love!

With your generousity and support the mission of The Humane Society of Bay County, which is a no-kill shelter, can continue to grow.   In fact thanks to your support, the HSBC has gone from finding homes for fifty animals a month, to over 70!  And while this is a beautiful thing, it makes the shelter, which receives no government funding, all that more dependent on community support as they require more resources for these animals every month.

Some of their wish list items include:

Purina Dog or Cat Chow

Clumping Litter

Gift Card to Sam’s, Office Depot, Office Max

Leashes, Halters, and Collars (small, medium, and large)

Liquid Laundry Soap

Pine Sol

Paper Towels

Toilet Paper

Trash Bags (13 or 33 Gallon)

So right now your task is to get up, go look in your pantry, closet, car, wherever, you store these items and put something aside for next week’s event!  Or even better email Sean Brosnan, the HSBC Marketing Coordinator and at marketing@adoptme.org and let him know your business has a Silent Auction item for him!

“Having events like this and others really helps us raise awareness for the animals we rescue and re-home daily. The Humane Society is the area’s only no-kill shelter and the proceeds from this event will help in our mission to find forever homes for the homeless animals of Bay County”, says Sean.

For more information about the work of the shelter, visit their website at www.adoptme.org.

 

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Healthy Souls Yoga Fundraiser starts Saturday for Aaron Nichols

 

 

Healthy Souls Yoga program at Woodlawn United Methodist Church in Panama City Beach kicks off a month long fundraiser for the Aaron Nichols Medical Equipment Fund this Saturday, January 5th!

The Yoga meet up this weekend welcomes all  experience levels and is slotted for 800 to 930 am.  There is only a $5 minimum suggested donation, but you can give what you desire.  This will be one of the first classes this month with 100 percent of the profits going to aid the Aaron Nichols family to purchase medical equipment he desperately  needs.

Those of you that do not already know, many area businesses have already been hard at work raising money for Aaron in response to this past November’s Celebrate the Arts, in hopes to help with a piece of equipment called the RT300,

The RT300 is believed to make a dramatic difference in his recovery and pave the way to get him walking again after the car accident in 2007 left him completely dependent up on others.   The equipment costs over $20,000, and they are about a third of a way there.  Every little bit helps though and with the compassion of folks like this, his goal is looking more and more achievable.

If you can not make this Saturday’s Yoga Session and Meet Up, no worries, the Healthy Souls group will be raising money for Aaron ALL MONTH LONG, with many classes to choose from:

Mondays at 5:45 pm

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 8 am

All classes are open to men and women and no experience is needed.  Classes meet in the Youth/CR Building of Woodlawn United Methodist Church (across from Arnold Highschool) at 219 N. Alf Coleman Road.

The program makes available community yoga mats , along with blocks and straps.  However, if you have your own, you are encouraged to bring it.

Certified Yoga Instructors Laurie Olshefski, Judy Christian and Sandy Beitz hope that you  stretch your body and lift your spirit!  Their program is definately Yoga on A Mission, with a 100 percent of class donations going to local community missions, whether it be a family in need or a donation to organizations like Beach Care Services.

For more information, contact Judy at jchristian58@comcast.net or visit them on Facebook: Healthy Souls at Woodlawn.

You may go to  www.meetup.com/pcyoga to register for Saturday’s class.