More than 200 guests turned out last week for the second Tourist Development Council Winter Guest Reception. Vacationers to Gulf County enjoyed food and drinks, swapped stories and planned future excursions in the area. The guest receptions are part of the TDC’s outreach to “snowbirds” and other tourists during what has been a busy winter season. Bed tax numbers in December spiked 48 percent over the previous year. Photos Special to The Star.