Old Florida Fish House Raises $7,425 for Alaqua Animal Refuge During Fifth Annual Wreaths Event

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Old Florida Fish House Raises $7,425 for Alaqua Animal Refuge During Fifth Annual Wreaths Event

SEAGROVE BEACH, Fla. (December 7, 2018) – Old Florida Fish House held its Fifth Annual Wreaths for Alaqua event, benefitting Alaqua Animal Refuge, on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, and raised $7,425 for the animal sanctuary.

Auctioneer Helen “Redd” Vizard vivaciously auctioned off 20 wreaths created by local artists, businesses, and individuals especially crafted for this event. The wreaths, some of which were packaged with bonus items, such as gift certificates, pieces of art, or vacation stays, went to the highest bidder during the festive holiday fundraiser for Alaqua.

“It warms my heart to see our community come together for an event that helps our organization achieve so much throughout the year,” says Alaqua Animal Refuge Communications Director, Mary Chris Murry. “The wreaths were incredibly creative, beautiful, and packaged with so many great items. After Hurricane Michael, this event will help provide for the countless animals who were left without homes and who have been in our care since the storm hit.”

The $7,425 will go towards Alaqua’s mission to help provide shelter, safety, and second chances to animals who have been neglected, abandoned, or abused. After Hurricane Michael, Alaqua has rescued more than 600 animals that were displaced due to the storm. Due to the drastic increase in animals, the need for further donations and funding at Alaqua is evident. Proceeds from this annual event will go directly to the animals who were rescued after Hurricane Michael and provide the necessary means to support the vast amount of the animals that are currently in Alaqua’s care.

Old Florida Fish House and Alaqua Animal Refuge would like to thank those who decorated wreaths including 30A Retail Stores, Jodi and Norm Asbell, Beachy Beach Real Estate, The Blue Giraffe + Drift 30A, Buddy’s Seafood Market, Clay 30A Garden and Gifts, Counts Real Estate Group 30A, Got U-Covered Interior Designs, The Hidden Lantern Bookstore + The Merchants of Rosemary Beach, Hill Coleman CPA, The Hub, Mary Hong Gallery, Mercantile at Seaside, Mermaids of 30A , Debbie and Jim Murray, Old Florida Outfitters, Proffitt PR,  Saltwater Restaurants, Shades Bar & Grill, Smileology of Santa Rosa Beach, Vin’tij Food and Wine, and Yellowfin Ocean Sport.

For those interested in donating to Alaqua Animal Refuge, please visit http://www.alaqua.org/how-to-help/donate-now/ or call 850-880-6399.

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About Old Florida Fish House

Located in the heart of Seagrove Beach, Old Florida Fish House prides itself in providing a family friendly, casual dining experience serving daily Gulf fresh seafood specials and the best sushi on 30A. Old Florida Fish House’s guests are invited to sip mouthwatering cocktails or an ice-cold brew, and dine inside or outdoors at The Porch, more fondly known as the locals’ hidden gem. The screened in porch features a full-service bar, big screen TV’s, and panoramic views of Eastern Lake. With seating for over 300, Old Florida Fish House welcomes parties of all sizes and is the perfect celebration venue for everything from birthday parties to weddings. For over a decade, Old Florida Fish House has proudly featured local live music, special events and South Walton’s most sought-after dining experience. Find Old Florida Fish House on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date with specials, events and more. For more information, visit http://www.oldfloridafishhouse.com/or call (850) 534-3045.

About Alaqua Animal Refuge

Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill animal shelter and sanctuary, located in the panhandle of Florida. A member of the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, Alaqua believes that every abused, neglected and homeless animal deserves a second chance. Committed to providing protection, shelter and care to animals in need, this private, non-profit Refuge also offers a full-service adoption center, educational outreach, and community programs that extend far beyond their geographic location. Since its inception in 2007, Alaqua has become a recognized leader in animal rescue, welfare, cruelty prevention, and advocacy. Alaqua is currently in the midst of a relocation and expansion capital campaign to build a one-of-a-kind facility—the first in the United States—on 100 donated acres. The new facility and sanctuary will allow Alaqua to continue all of the important work that is done now, as well as be an educational and training center to empower others to help animals and recreate the model worldwide. To learn more, visit www.Alaqua.org

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