Snowbirds begin registering at Faith Assembly

Karen Moosekian

This week we received a report from the northern states that the temperatures up there are “Brrrrrr” and it seems they also have some white stuff lying on the ground, yes that awful four letter word “snow.” If that doesn’t make a snowbird start packing and heading for their winter “nests” located along the beautiful beaches of South Walton then surely nothing will.

Regardless of the outside temperatures, a warm welcome from Joan Dougall and the Registration Crew will await the flock. All will be greeted with enthusiastic smiles and a menu of activities that encompass all levels of exertion. From physical to mental, there are plenty of offerings to entice any snowbird favoring an active life style. Stop by the Faith Assembly Fellowship Hall, 306 S Geronimo in Miramar Beach, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Dec. 8, Jan. 2, every Monday in January and Feb. 2 with a $9 per person fee that is good for the entire season.

The snowbirds who have successfully landed in Walton County should be looking forward to the first general meeting of the year held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, in the Sanctuary of the Faith Assembly. Coconut Radio will be on hand to entertain with their brand of relaxed and carefree music guaranteed to have you thinking warm thoughts. They are the dynamic duo of award winning violinist and Trop Rock nominee Sue Kittredge and singer/songwriter Steve Reeths who met in 1992 and currently reside in the Panhandle.

The Walton County Snowbird Board of Officers has been busy recruiting to fill vacancies. They are very pleased to announce that Timbra Millar and John Testa have agreed to serve as 2nd co-vice presidents and Karen Moosekian will take on the duties of secretary.  Congratulations. Should you meet them or any of the snowbird officers please thank them for stepping up to volunteer their time and talent to your organization.  Without volunteers, the Walton County Snowbird Club would not exist.

If participating in the many activities and social events of the club is something that you enjoy, you might consider offering your own time volunteering. One position that will need a new leader is that of Prize Committee Chair.  Jeanette Diggins has had this position for a few years and would like to step down after this year. This is a perfect opportunity to receive “on the job training” from the current chair who is willing to work with her successor.  Sadly, if there is no one to take over for Jeanette after this year, the Prize Committee may no longer exist. Contact her at or 850-424-7050. Why not enhance your winter experience by getting more involved. 

Be sure to check the Walton County Snowbird website at to find out just what your snowbirds are up to.  You will discover a plethora of information about the club’s activities and events.

Karen Moosekian, editor in chief, can be reached at