Scholarship from Green Thumb Garden Club



The Green Thumb Garden Club offers a $1,000 scholarship to a Walton County secondary or post-secondary student.



Qualified candidates must plan to major in agriculture, biology, botany, city planning, conservation, ecology, entomology, forestry, horticulture, landscape design/architecture, marine biology, wildflowers or allied subjects.



For more information, email mslaps@aol.com. All completed forms must be postmarked by April 25.



New wedding/special events manager



Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa recently announced the appointment of Kristi Purvis as wedding and special events manager. 



In her new role, Purvis will be responsible for seeking out and servicing weddings and special events for the resort, responding to incoming inquiries, presenting Hilton Sandestin Beach as the premier wedding destination in the area and working with all facets of the event support team from the banquet operations to the front desk.



Brittany Rebolledo receives license for Pilates for Buff Bones 



SoWal Pilates owner Brittany Rebolledo has been licensed as a Pilates for Buff Bones Instructor, a nationally known fitness class. Rebolledo is the only instructor in Northwest Florida certified to teach the class.



“I am excited to now offer Pilates Buff Bones at the SoWal Pilates studio,” said Rebolledo. “The class is truly unique and challenging. I enjoyed the instructor training process and look forward to making an impact with those that may not have considered Pilates before due to conditions of osteoporosis or low bone density. It is my goal to continuously to bring new and innovative classes for the South Walton area.”



WaterColor Inn & Resort receives Four Star



Forbes Travel Guide recently unveiled its 55th annual listing of Star Award-winning hospitality establishments worldwide, and named WaterColor Inn & Resort as part of this list. WaterColor Inn & Resort will be showcased with all of the 2013 award winners on Startle.com, the online home of Forbes Travel Guide.



“The Forbes Travel Guide annual Star Awards represent the best in class in luxury hospitality,” said Michael Cascone, president and COO of Forbes Travel Guide. “Travelers seeking exceptional experiences rely on our ratings to guide them to the world’s finest hotels, restaurants and spas. By continuing to evolve our ratings categories, we are establishing a global benchmark for the highest standards in hospitality service and facilities.”