The party runs from 6:30 to 10 p.m. and includes entertainment by 4 Barrel Funk. Along with the amazing views, food, beverages, dancing and fun that Bud and Alley’s is famous for, the event will also feature a live and silent auction.
“The Hurricane Party goes back to the very beginning of Children’s Volunteer Health Network”, said Executive Director, Zach Billingsley.
When the Founding Members of CVHN were planning the very first fundraiser for the organization back in 2004, hurricane evacuations threatened the success of the event. The event organizers personally called the invitation list asking people to come back into town for the Hurricane Party.
The community showed up in a big way raising more than $40,000 and the name stuck. Now in its 12th year, the Hurricane Party has become a must-attend event for locals and visitors of the Emerald Coast.
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“We are so pleased to be hosting the Hurricane Party benefiting CVHN again this year at Bud & Alley’s,” said Dave Rauschkolb, owner of Bud & Alley’s.
“We are drawn to this cause because the heart of this organization is about enriching children’s lives. Providing free, essential health and dental services to uninsured and under-insured children lessens suffering and builds stronger, more productive and happy children in our area. Together we can make a tremendous and meaningful difference for these children. Please join us for this important event.”
The evening festivities will build up to a live auction where exclusive trips, private dinners with local chefs and more create a bidding frenzy each year.
All proceeds from the event go to CVHN, which spends 94 cents of every dollar on its programs that help kids in Walton and Okaloosa counties to sustain the CVHN mission for their three major programs: a 34’ Mobile Dental Clinic that visits local elementary schools and other local charities, a network of volunteer providers and the CVHN Dental Clinic located in Santa Rosa Beach.
The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with heavy creole hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Tickets are limited and will be $100 in advance and $125 day of the party. Guests will be able to purchase tickets online or by phone beginning August 1st.