The holiday party season has begun.
Debbie Weant held a ladies-only throwdown around her fire pit Dec. 4 at her Point Washington home. Her daughter Meg Castleberry and new grandson Captain, plus approximately 40 others attended and sampled some of Debbie's new dishes. Peggy Jones, Leslie Lee, Garner Chandler, Annie Lockamy, Jennifer Steele, Lisa Steeno, Lori Smith, and Suzette DeJarnette were some who enjoyed the hospitality and fun. Debbie does know how to have fun!
Also that night, Destin Jewelers hosted Bubbly & Bling to benefit Sinfonia. Maestro Demetrius Fuller, Jessica Proffitt, Steve Barber, Nancy Cottle, Kate Kelley, Angela Ragsdale, and Gerald Burwell were some who attended that.
George and Ann Hartley hosted an open house at their new restaurant offices in Eastern Lake on Dec. 5. Nancy Norris attended.
Also last Thursday night was Walton County Chamber's monthly Business After Hours, held at Marlin Grill. Joe and Lea Capers, Ann Kief, James Johnston, Tresha Brown, Tiffanie Shelton, Lauren Gall, Jim Bagby, Jessica Jones, Jennifer Jones, Erin Ingram, and Wendy Ruggiero were some who attended.
Florida Public Relations Association's annual Toast on the Coast benefit was held Dec. 6 at Justin Gaffrey's Seaside gallery. Christy Milliken, Lesan Gouge, Tracy Louthain, Sandy and Greig Buckley, Lanier Motes, Kelli Siler, Lorre and Bob James, Katie Johnson, Whitney Ladwig, Lisa Burwell, Demetrius Fuller, Lori and Shaye Smith, Tiffanie Shelton, Bridgette Mitchell, Mary Kay Samouce, Ricky Fannin, Geoff McBride, Jim Kain, and Bert Summerville-Kain were some who attended.
Santa Rosa Beach Club held its annual members' Christmas open house Sunday night. Keith and RoseAnn Knight, Hilary and Allen Butler, Lee and James Johnston. Rodney and Linda Rountree from Memphis, and Patricia and Steve Hawley attended.
Bert Summerville-Kain and Patti Johnson attended the Ecumenical Choir concert Sunday night at Christ the King.
Shaye Smith, Abigail Ryan, and Chris Scott attended Destiny Worship Center's Team Destiny Christmas party at the Grand Sandestin last weekend.
Brooke Gontarek, formerly with The Vue on 30A, is now at Edward's in Rosemary Beach.
In local travels:
Dana and Tom Saffel are back from vacationing in the British Virgin Islands.
Nan Jacobs spent last weekend in Birmingham.
Heidi Ellis went to St. Petersburg.
Nancy Abood enjoyed a great and productive week in Mississippi.
Jami Ray explored Cade's Cove in Tennessee.
Hilary Butler went to Tallahassee.
Zach and Hannah Billingsley went to Pittsburg.
Pam Holloway saw "Wicked" the musical in New York City.
Donna Crawford has headed back to Michigan.
Sheila Wachsman is back from visiting grandkids in Louisville.
Suzanne Preston-Blakeman visited Boston.
Susan Benton got to spend her birthday week with her daughter Caroline, who was also celebrating a birthday. They spent a weekend in Orange Beach.
Happy 25th anniversary to Amy and Wayne Rogers.
Wish a "happy birthday" Saturday to Et Clark.
Sunday to artist Kris Meigs.
Monday to Charlie Renfroe.
Thursday to Realtor Debbie Speigner.
And Friday to Maestro Demetrius Fuller, Kitchenique's Vicki McCain, Dr. Marinella Monk, and Louis Louis's Louis Petit Sr.
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.