SNOWBIRDS: Flocking to the coast

Published: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 12:29 PM.

The board is seeking volunteers to fill vacancies in the first vice president, second vice president and treasurer slots.

Speaking of volunteers, the Prize-Collection Committee offers a unique opportunity for snowbirds to meet with local managers of retail stores and other businesses that welcome the winter migration of snowbirds to the Emerald Coast. Volunteers may call Jeanette Diggins at 850-424-6162 or inquire at diggins2001@yahoo.com for information on how to take part.

The club’s annual festive Christmas Dinner tickets will be available Nov. 26, Dec. 3 or 10 at Faith Assembly Fellowship Hall. Celebrants will gather at the Embassy Suites on Old 98 for elegant dining and the exchange of gaily-wrapped “white elephant” gifts and contribute a nourishing non-perishable food item for the less fortunate. Look for information on the club’s website.

Jerry Barton and his gang of jolly volunteers will be on hand to assist returning snowbirds who wish to claim items from storage. Dates and collection hours are Dec. 3, 17, and 28 between the hours of 3 and 4 p.m. Those who care to volunteer may call Jerry at 847-400-6166 or email him at jbarton@cass.net.

Tom Mahar writes for the Walton County Snowbirds. He can be reached at tkmahar@aol.com. For Snowbird information, www.waltoncountysnowbirds.com.



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