PARTY LINE: Meet the new Walton wine fest and Destiny parking attendant


Vintner Peter Mondavi and his wine at the first ever South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival.

Deborah Wheeler/The Sun
Published: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 10:27 PM.

Last weekend was gloriously beautiful, and I was blessed to be able to enjoy a lot of outdoor time.

I saw Lorene Gruzdis at the pool on Friday.

The Vue was a busy place last weekend. I saw Chef Gio, Ladie Bea and Wayne Carlisle, Dan Mueller and Ginny Jones, Sam and Colleen Yarbrough, Jeff and Judi Sikora, Nan and Dave Ream, Betty Krika, John Stasko, Susie Jacobs, Martha Jones, and Ampy Cox there.

A lot of people turned out for the first South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival, and it was a beautiful day for it. Early reports are that goals were exceeded. I saw Joe and Lea Capers, Kent and Peggy Lillie, Robert McCullar, Kathy Bridges, Chan Cox, Stacey Brady, Peter Mondavi, Donna Burgess, Gary Serafin, John Stasko, and Redd and Paul Vizard there. Gary's crab cakes were yum! And I found a yummy companion for it in Rincon chardonnay. Very nice.

I went fishing on Sunday and saw some good-sized fish being caught from the beach.

I hear that former presidential candidate, Arkansas governor and local transplant Mike Huckabee was seen directing parking at Destiny Worship Center last Sunday. Decked out in the Destiny Worship Center safety parking vest, he did a great job. He even joked to one church-goer that he finally found something he was good at it. He was even seen shuttling worshipers in for the second service. This isn't his first time volunteering with the church. He previously sat in with the worship band. Gotta love that guy.

Hank White shares that Magnolia Pictures acquired the North American rights to his son Ryan's "Good Ol' Freda" and they plan to release the film later this year.

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