children’s volunteer health network

Destin Charity Wine Auction Raises Record-Breaking $2.7 Million

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation celebrated the 12th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction on April 29, raising more than $2.7 million for children in need in Northwest Florida. The record breaking results are a $34,000 increase over the $2.66 million raised last year. “Our ability to continually increase the funds raised year over year is a […] Read More

THIS WEEKEND: Emeril’s Chi Chi Miguel Fundraiser

Emeril Lagasse Foundation will host the 11th annual Chi Chi Miguel Weekend presented by Isagenix on March 30 – April 1 in Santa Rosa Beach. Founded in 2006 by co-chairs Valerie and Mike “Chi Chi Miguel” Thompson as a small backyard gathering, the Throwdown Benefit Auction & BBQ has since expanded to a three-day event […] Read More

Witches of South Walton Have Something Brewing

The Witches of South Walton — an organization devoted to assisting the Children’s Volunteer Health Network (CVHN) — will host their 13th annual Witch Ride down Scenic Highway 30-A on Monday, October 31, 2016, at 6:30 a.m. Last year, nearly 240 Witches participated in the event and raised over $6,200 for Children’s Volunteer Health Network. Here are a few of the event’s highlights: The Witches Brew When: Thursday, October 27 Where: La Playa at Gulf Place Pre-registered packet pickup and in-person registration at La Playa in Gulf Place from 5 – 8 p.m. Drink specials will be offered for all participants and Forrest Williams Band will play live. Raffle tickets will be sold only at Witches Brew to win a Custom Designed Witch Hat. The participants must be present to win at 8 p.m. Halloween Masquerade Party When: Saturday, October 29 Where: Trebeaché at Red Fish Village Trebeaché and Grayton Beach Catering are hosting the Halloween Masquerade Party with 10% of the ticket sales being donated to Children’s Volunteer Health Network in the name of the Witches of South Walton. The event will feature music by Randall Bramblett Band, The Steenos with Franko Washboard Jackson. There is also a costume contest with prizes for 1st, 2nd& 3rd places. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $50.00 or at the door for $60.00. Wake-Up Witches! When: Monday, October 31 Where: The Green at Gulf Place Paris Janos will be on the Green at Gulf Place reporting live for News Channel 7 from 5 – 7 a.m. 30A Radio will also cover the event again this year. All witches are encouraged get up early to be seen on T.V. 13th Annual Witch Ride When: Monday, October 31 Where: The Green at Gulf Place Information and final announcements will be made at 6:30 a.m. At this time all Witches must be with their bike prepared to ride. The charity bike ride starts at 7 a.m. sharp where all Witches will promptly leave Gulf Place as a group. Resting Stop The Witches ride to Stinky’s Fish Camp and Bait Shack to line up on 30A and greet spectators. Stinky’s will provide FREE water and $3.00 Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and a special Witches Brew. Gathering Brunch When: Monday, October 31 Where: La Playa at Gulf Place The Witches ride back to Gulf Place at 8:30 a.m. to enjoy the Gathering Brunch, contests, and raffle ticket drawings on the patio at LaPlaya. The Gathering Brunch includes a selection of pastries, fruit, bacon and eggs accompanied with Mimosas (limited to 3) and a cash bar. $50 prizes will be given to the Witch with the ‘Best Decorated Bike’, ‘Best Witch Costume’ and ‘Best Witch Cackle’. Raffle items graciously donated by local businesses. This year, Witches of South Walton will have online registration and payment. The online registration can be completed at Ticket cost is $30 and includes a charity bike ride from Gulf Place to Stinky’s Fish Camp complete with a Gathering Brunch at LaPlaya. Tickets can be purchased online at For more info, visit Witches of South Walton or follow them on Facebook. Read More

THIS WEEKEND: Shine a Little Love Fest Returns to Shades

The Second Annual Shine a Little Love Fest, a two-day celebration of music, fun and festivities, is returning to Scenic Highway 30A on October 21-22. The performances will take place at Shades Bar & Grill Inspired by Brian Collins’ single, Shine A Little Love, the event boasts an all-star line-up, including hit songwriters Levi Lowrey and John Driskell Hopkins of Zac Brown Band. Other prominent artists performing during the weekend include AJ Ghent Band, Daniel de los Reyes (of Zac Brown Band), Farewell Angelina, Jeff Spirko, MAGNO, Friends of Lola, and Finnegan Bell. Serving as host and co-creator of the festival, Brian Collins will also treat the ticket holders to performances both nights. It will be a weekend to remember! The proceeds from the festival will help shine love on the Children’s Volunteer Health Network, Inc.  The Network is a faith-based 501(c)3 organization, established in 2005 in direct response to Walton and Okaloosa counties’ large population of families who are unable to access high-quality health services due to the unavailability (or inadequacy) of insurance. The organization facilitates the delivery of comprehensive, direct medical, dental and mental health services to school children whose family income falls below certain measures throughout Walton and Okaloosa Counties and surrounding communities. General admission tickets are $35, while the VIP tickets are $75 for Saturday.  The Friday kick-off show is FREE! To learn more, or to buy tickets, visit Shine a Little Love Fest. Read More

FRIDAY: Don’t Miss CVHN’s Hurricane Party at Bud & Alley’s

Bud & Alley’s will host the 12th Annual Hurricane Party on Friday, September 23, benefitting Children’s Volunteer Health Network, Inc. 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. Listen to the story and learn more in this 30A Radio exclusive: “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. For more info on sponsorships, or to purchase tickets, visit or contact Amy at 850.622.3200 ext. 101 or Read More