Wreath Event Raises $7,565 for Alaqua

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Old Florida Fish House Raises Thousands for Alaqua Animal Refuge During Fourth Annual Wreath Event 

Seagrove Beach, Fla. (December 18, 2017) – Old Florida Fish House held its Fourth Annual Wreaths for Alaqua event, benefitting Alaqua Animal Refuge, on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. The event raised $7,565 for Alaqua, surpassing last year’s event by nearly $2,000.

Auctioneer Helen “Redd” Vizard vivaciously auctioned off 23 wreaths created by local artists, businesses, and individuals especially for this event. The wreaths, some of which were packaged with bonus items and gift certificates, went to the highest bidder during this festive holiday fundraiser for Alaqua.

“It was incredible to see how the wreath makers stepped it up a notch this year,” says Alaqua Animal Refuge Communications Director Mary Chris Murry. “The wreaths were incredibly creative and beautiful, and were packaged with so many goodies! Items on wreaths ranged from gift cards and ornaments all the way to teeth whitening systems, jewelry, and a charter fishing trip.”

Old Florida Fish House and Alaqua Animal Refuge would like to thank those who decorated wreaths including 30A Television, Beachy Beach 30A Real Estate, Buddy’s Seafood Market, Clay 30A Garden, Pottery & Blessings, Counts Real Estate Group 30A, Grayton Beer Company, Hill Coleman, LLC, Little Barn Apothecary, Mary Hong Gallery, Moon Creek Studios, Proffitt PR, Redd’s Fueling Station, Shades Bar & Grill, Shelby Rochester with Premier Property Group, Smileology- Santa Rosa Beach, Sofitco Fitness Outfitters and Sofitco Studios on 30A, South Walton Coastal Branch Library, SoWal, Team Asbell-Beachy Beach/Panama City Beach, The 30A Company, The Blue Giraffe, The Hive Creative Consulting/The Honeycomb, The Studio Gallery, and Yellow Fin Ocean Sports.

The $7,565 will go towards Alaqua’s mission to help provide shelter, safety, and second chances to animals who have been neglected, abandoned, or abused. 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.


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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