Community Briefs March 15

Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 11:56 AM.

Outlets host TDC

Silvers Sands Premium Outlets and the POLO Ralph Lauren store in Miramar Beach hosted Walton County TDC for an informative presentation on the local tourism market in South Walton Feb. 11.

The TDC’s Community and Public Relations Coordinator Angela Vaughn gave a presentation on South Walton to approximately 80 attendees that included Silver Sands Premium Outlet merchants and neighboring shopping centers. The presentation included how the TDC is self-funded, how the funding is allocated, the past collections in 2010-2013 for spring and summer months, along with upcoming marketing initiatives in emerging markets to promote South Walton as a destination.

Master Gardeners offer scholarship

The Walton County Master Gardeners is offering a scholarship to a Walton County Florida high school senior or Walton County resident currently attending college or technical school and interested in furthering their education in Floriculture/Horticulture. Specific areas of interest may include landscaping, nursery/garden center management, floriculture, forestry, grounds and turf management, parks and natural resources and/or other agriculturally related fields. 

A $1,000 scholarship is available and will be paid jointly to the student and the school. A good scholastic record, special interests, and commitment to a floriculture/horticulture career are considerations when awarding the scholarship.

Applications are available for the 2014-2015 school year in the Guidance Counselors’ Offices at Walton High Schools, at http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/, and at the University of Florida/Walton Extension Office, 732 N 9th Street in DeFuniak Springs. Call 892-2522.  The deadline to apply is April 1.

Donald Imfeld graduates basic training

Air Force Airman Donald W. Imfeld graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Imfeld, son of Terri Imfeld of Santa Rosa Beach and grandson of Marion Fair of North Branford, Conn., earned distinction as an honor graduate. The airman is a 2009 graduate of Fort Walton Beach High School.

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