PARTY LINE: Witches of South Walton ride again

Brooms up!

I have covered the Witches of South Walton's annual ride for many years, but this year, I was one of them! Woo hoo! It was loads of fun and benefits a good cause. Maybe I will get to do it again. Riding with the witches this year were Christi Ferry, Brenda Radtke, Karen White, Gillian Lee, Janice Fedkenheuer, Donna Macdonald, Georgeen Newell, Dottie Hidell, Heidi Ellis, Lisa Hinds, JoAnn Graham, Anne Hornstein, Tonia Shatzel, KB Dalal, Kitty Taylor, Annie Parker, Allison Craft, Mary Jane Kirby, Sandy Weiner, and Robin Beans.

Mitchell's Fish Market at Grand Boulevard hosted a wine dinner last Wednesday night, highlighting its tastes of the Pacific Northwest paired with King Estate wines. The soup, oysters, and caramel apple torte were yummy. I saw John Stasko, Zandra Wolfgram, Stacey Brady, Mike and Angela Ragsdale there.

Children's Volunteer Health Network's Cottages For Kids VIP unveiling was last Thursday evening at Tommy Bahama Tropical Cafe at Grand Boulevard. Sarah and Blake Svoboda, Mary Jane Kirby, Stacey Brady, Greg and Jane Bahr, Myra Williams, Joe Serrato, Ann Kief, Zach and Hannah Billingsley were there.

I enjoyed a fun dinner with friends Saturday night at Crust. The mussels in red sauce and lamb lollipops were excellent. I saw John Stasko, Carl and Janice Fedkenheuer, Joan and Jack Luchese there.

Paul and Sandy Luchtefeld, Mike and Sherri McCarty, Sally Smith, and Ed Macdonald attended Tall Tom Hopkins' Fall Fling at Pandora's last Saturday night.

Sherry Londe,  Jennifer Howard, and Lauren Gall attended Sinfonia's concert in Fort Walton last Saturday night.

The beach and water were gorgeous again last weekend, allowing for lovely walks. I encountered Tommy and Linda Bowden again on the beach. Nice couple.

Welcome back, Susie and Jake Jacobs, and Shirley and Wally Weisenborn.

Welcome to 30A, Kent and Peggy Lillie!

Sorry to lose Mark and Tricia Northcutt to Nashville, and I hear Ray and Martha Jones moved to the north Georgia mountains.

CNN Travel ranks Rosemary Beach as one of America's six most romantic towns.

In local travel, Clarise Good went to Biloxi.

Byron Chism went to Shelby, N.C.

Joyce Sunday attended the FSU game last weekend.

Shelly Arriaga visited Nola.

Ellen Miller visited Mount Vernon.

Mark and Paige Schnell went to Mobile.

Diane Sidwell visited Lake Wedowee.

Barb and Sam Reda went to Europe.

Chef Emeril Lagasse dined with Chef Jim Shirley at The Bay this week.

Lisa and Ned Webster celebrated nine years of marriage this week.

Get well wishes are expressed to Sheila Goode.

Condolences to Chris Scott in the death of her dad.

Sympathy is expressed to Vickie and Ray Dollar in the loss of Malle.

Wish a "happy birthday" on Saturday to Ann Tucker, and Bart Precourt.

Sunday to Linda Gudnason, Paul Luchtefeld, Lynn Dugas, artist Carol Dickson, and photo-lady extraordinaire Sheila Goode.

Monday to Bill Forsythe, and Seaside founder Robert Davis.

Tuesday to Mary Lou Springstead, and artist Cara Roy.

Wednesday to Pauline Sutcliffe.

And, Thursday to Frith O'Brien, and Kyle Ogle.

Deborah Wheeler is the arts and entertainment reporter for The Walton Sun. She may be reached at 654-8443 or email Her Party Line column appears weekly in The Sun. Contributions are encouraged via email.