You wonder if Grandma Moses’ offspring were as proud of her as the children and grandchildren of our Walton County Snowbird artists must be. Their display of dazzling and desirable art work at our last general meeting can only be likened to walking through an upscale art gallery. And, in the Olympic spirit which we have heard so much about this last week, all our participants would be gold medal recipients.
There is a new date for the Eglin Golf Scramble that was originally scheduled to take place on Jan. 29 but was postponed due to inclement weather. It will now take place at 9 a.m., Feb. 19. All the original details remain in place. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Whitton at Whitton@cyberbeach.net.
The snowbirds who dusted off their dancing shoes and donned their party attire to attend the Valentine Dinner Dance couldn’t have been happier with their decision. Dancing the night away hardly slowed down these energetic fox-trotters who look forward to this successful annual event. Absolutely no one was disappointed this year thanks to Eva Mae Rice and her committee who were able to deliver another memory filled evening.
The Walton County Snowbird Singers, under the direction of Katie Ott, will perform a concert at 2 p. m., Feb. 22, at the Community Church, 3524 U.S. Hwy. 98 in Santa Rosa Beach. The singers meet each week to practice a variety of pleasing musical arrangements that will undoubtedly be enjoyed by all in attendance. Treat yourself; it’s the perfect opportunity to be entertained by our own snowbird chorus.
The Book Discussion Group had a lively and interesting dialogue last week about the book “The Light Between Oceans” written by M.L. Steadman and facilitated by Marilyn Welser. There is one more book to read for this season, “419,” written by Will Ferguson which will be discussed at 1:45 p.m., March 6, in the Faith Assembly Fellowship Hall. The moderator for this book will be Allanah Langeland. All are welcome to participate.
It seems hard to believe that we are anticipating our last general meeting for this season on Feb. 26, at Village Baptist Church, 101 Matthew Blvd. in Destin. Please note the location of this meeting, as it is the first time that we have held a general meeting there. The entertainment for this meeting will be our own Walton County Snowbird Singers fresh off their one state, one-stop concert tour. If you were delighted by their concert on Feb. 22, then you will definitely enjoy their encore performance at the general meeting. This will be your last opportunity to become a lucky door prize winner for this year. We certainly want to applaud the efforts of Jeannette Diggins and all of her hard working committee for obtaining a multitude of prizes from the area merchants who could not have been more generous or accommodating. The newly elected officers of the Walton County Snowbird Club will be introduced and the retiring ones will be acknowledged. All the snowbirds will be bid adieux and eventually, but perhaps not eagerly, become homeward bound.
The Walton County Snowbirds use the Affordable Storage facility which has increased their rates for the storage units we rent. The club is no longer able to absorb the shortfall caused by the price increase. We want everyone to be aware that the cost of storing a bin/container/tub will be $15 for the year beginning with this season’s drop off. The suggested size for the container is a Rubbermaid 18 gallon bin. The cost for storing other items will remain the same. Please check the Walton County Snowbird website under the “Storage Tab” for additional information.
The Board is still looking to fill several positions for next year. Openings include the prize committee leader and two co-vice-presidents. Please read the president’s letter on the website for more information regarding volunteers. Like Uncle Sam used to say, “We Need YOU.”
Karen Moosekian, editor in chief for the Walton County Snowbirds, can be reached at email@example.com.