South Walton is home to quite a few major league baseball fans. Tom and Michelle Fillingim, who are from Boston and rabid fans, hosted a few like-minded neighbors at their lovely Gulf Place home last Wednesday night to watch the final game of the World Series. Mike and Carol Stovsky, Brad and Claudia Droy, Sharon Thompson, Carla Ravarino, Bill and Gayle Vordtriede, Charlie and Elizabeth Montgomery, Lahrye and Nancy Radford, Greg and Beverly Schmitt, John Stasko, and Tom and Dana Saffel enjoyed a fun evening of watching, cheering, pizza, and drinks.
That same night, 723 Whiskey Bravo hosted its first wine dinner featuring Krutz Family Cellars. George Barnes and Gayle Schoettle, Skip and Victoria Moore, Steve and Karen Wagner, Barron and Nancy Strother, Will and Morgan Palmer, and Reynolds and Stacy Henderson attended.
The next morning, the Witches of South Walton congregated at Miss Lucille's Gossip Parlor to launch their 10th-annual Halloween bike down 30A to Butler Elementary. Allison Craft, Lorre James (and Bob), Sharon Thompson, K.B. Dalal, Colleen Coffield, Jane Beene, Jill Richards, JoAnn Graham, Bert Summerville, Nina Horn, Kelly Buzzett, Barbara Lovell, Pam Flow, Johndra Culp, Sandy Weiner, Katrice Howell, Tonya Kilpatrick, Candace Abuvala, Jackie Ward, Christi Ferry, Gillian Lee, Dottie Hidell, Barbara Pierce-Smith, and Karen White were some of the more than 100 riders.
That night saw a bit of rain which possibly kept the Trick or Treaters away. It kept me in and enjoying a nice, cozy dinner of hotdogs and kraut.
The next night, I enjoyed dinner at the new Marigny Creole restaurant on E. Hewett Road with John Stasko, Carl and Janice Fedkeneur. The crabmeat-stuffed catfish and turtle cheesecake were yum.
The Ironman Florida Triathlon was held in Panama City Beach last weekend. It was the seventh Ironman for Jeffrey Ellis and he completed it days before his 50th birthday.
Also competing in the Ironman was Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa and his brother Sheikh Khalid bin Hamid al-Khalifa of Bahrain. I hear the princes had their own rack at the IM FL transition area with 13 cars outside and numerous bodyguards. I also hear the princes and their entourage took up more than 40 rooms at The Pearl and Pensione at Rosemary Beach.
I hear country music star Toby Keith was also in Rosemary Beach last week.
Sandy Weiner ran 4.008 Charity Miles to help Stand Up To Cancer fund collaborative, groundbreaking cancer research. She also ran 5.391 Charity Miles for Feeding America on Sunday. And, she ran 4.548 Charity Miles to help Wounded Warrior Project support our veterans on Nov. 2.
Kathy Bridges, Jim Richard, Lisa Hinds, Jim Shirley, and Greg Bahr attended the reserve wine tasting at Seaside last weekend, and Denise Walsh attended the grand tasting.
Steve, Wesley, and Joyce Sunday, and Greg and Beverly Schmitt went to Tally to see FSU take down Miami last weekend.
Shellie Arriaga went to the Florida Seafood Fest in Apalachicola, as did Sheila and Jeff Wachsman.
Tricia Northcutt went to Salt Lake City.
Linda Miller went to New York City.
Paul and Bett Appel are back home after being at their cottage in Wisconsin for the summer. Bett said it is good to be back.
Congratulations to Lesan Gouge and Rob Marshall on their engagement.
Get well quick wishes go out to Tommy May.
Wish a "happy birthday" Saturday to photographer extraordinaire Sheila Goode, Lynn Dugas, artist Carol Dickson, Paul Luchtefeld and Linda Gudnason.
Sunday to Bill Forsythe and Seaside founder Robert Davis.
Monday to Mary Lou Springstead and artist Cara Roy.
Tuesday to bird-lady Pauline Sutcliffe.
Wednesday to Frith O'Brien and Dread Clampitt's Kyle Ogle.
Thursday to artist Beeb Benson.
And Friday to Lynn Abbit and Will Barber.
Deborah Wheeler is the arts and entertainment reporter for The Walton Sun. She may be reached at 654-8443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Her Party Line column appears weekly in The Sun. Contributions are accepted.