A few suggestions
Some worthy efforts are included in this week's options.
Here are some suggestions.
“Honor Walk” groundbreaking this morning. The public is invited as the county breaks ground for the “Honor Walk” to be constructed at Veterans Memorial Park at Beacon Hill. The ceremony will be held 10 a.m. ET today. The groundbreaking is aimed at raising awareness to the fundraising campaign underway. The goal is $300,000. The “Honor Walk” would fill an 80-foot-by-140-foot area between the park’s new amphitheater and the highway, situated along the bluff overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The area would be anchored by an American flag on a pole of 70-80 feet within a pentagon, the American flag surrounded by flag poles and flags honoring the branches of the military. At each point of the pentagon around the American flag would be five 8-foot-by-3-foot monuments for each branch of the military, each inscribed with the Gulf County veterans who “paid the ultimate sacrifice,” in battle. There will be seating behind the flags and several areas for quiet reflection and brick and concrete walkways thread through the memorial.
The entire area would be surrounded by a 4-foot high fence with pillars spaced along the length of the fence. Walkways will extend 20 feet from the center of a monument in opposite directions. Commemorative paver bricks on the walkways, inside the center circle of the memorial and along both outer circles will be engraved in the honor of or in memory of individual veterans. To learn more go to: http://www.VeteransParkHonorWalk.org.
Join the Senior Center’s “Rockathon.” May is fundraising month for the Gulf County Senior Citizens Centers and the events kick-off this weekend with the annual “Rockathon” on May 5 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. ET in Port St. Joe and 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. CT in Wewahitchka. Volunteers will be “rocking” at four locations, the Piggly Wiggly, Ace Hardware and Famers Market in Port St. Joe and at the IGA Market in Wewahitchka. Come out and support our seniors with donations and pledges. Organizers are also still seeking folks that would like to sit and rock for an hour or more to help us fill our rocking chairs. If you would like to volunteer please contact the center at Port St. Joe at 229-8466.
Shop the SaltAir Farmers Market. The Port St. Joe SaltAir Farmers Market has kicked off its 11th year and the market is back Saturday at City Commons adjacent to Port St. Joe City Hall, at the intersection of Reid Ave. and Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.. The market is held 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET the first and third Saturdays of every month in the park. At the market you may find fresh seasonal produce, jewelry, tie dye, carved woodwork and much more. This Saturday, the Market will be hosting the Rockathon for Seniors and the Gulf County Library during Children’s Book Week.
Celebrate Tourism Day. With National Tourism Day on Sunday, the Gulf County Tourist Development Council will celebrate tourism in Gulf County 5-7 p.m. ET Monday at the Welcome Center adjacent to George Core Park in Port St. Joe. Centennial Bank will be providing grilled hot dogs and hamburgers and there will be photo-ops and yard games. The event is free and visitors, stakeholders and partners are encouraged to join the celebration.