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Volunteer Event Opportunities

Volunteer Event Opportunities



Festival of Trees held annually in Grand Park, showcases uniquely decorated Christmas trees from twelve local, non-profits. The trees debut the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and remain in the park through Christmas for the public to enjoy and learn more about the missions of these organizations.

During the kick-off, Nov. 21 from 4-6PM., twelve local, non-profit organizations are competing to win cash prizes totaling $7,000, including Best of Show and People’s Choice. The People’s Choice winner will be voted on and announced along with Best of Show, Second and Third Place winners, at 6PM.

For the People’s Choice Award, cast your vote for your favorite charity tree at Grand Park between 4-6PM and the tree with the most votes will win.

This year’s Festival of Trees participating organizations are: Boys & Girls Clubs of The Emerald CoastChildren’s Volunteer Health Network, Inc.,Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy CenterEmerald Coast Theatre CompanyFisher House of the Emerald CoastFriends of South Walton Sea TurtlesH.E.A.R.T. Animal Rescue Inc.Shelter HouseThe Arc of the Emerald CoastChildren in Crisis, Inc. FloridaThe Arc of Walton Countyand The Sonder Project.

Last year, HEART Animal Rescue won Best of Show and People’s Choice and took home $4,500. Emerald Coast Theatre Company won Second Place and $1,500, the $1,000 Third Place prize was split between ARC of Emerald Coast and Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles.

March 16, 2018 – 11th Annual Children in Crisis Charity Golf Tournament











Reserve Tasting & Live Auction – Saturday, April 28 | 1 PM 

The Reserve Tasting and Live Auction will be held under an air- conditioned tent at Sandestin Town Center’s North Lawn within Grand Boulevard. It will feature distinctive wines from internationally acclaimed vintners, poured and paired with cuisine created by a selection of the area’s top local restaurants. The Reserve Tasting is accompanied by a silent auction as well as an almost live auction featuring wine, autographed large format bottles, art and more. The event will culminate with a high-energy live auction, which includes rare and distinctive wines, spectacular trips and other incredible one-of-a-kind items.