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45th Stepping Out In Style Fashion Show – October 21

Posted on: June 22nd, 2021 by brent

Stepping Out in Style

 

The 45th Stepping Out in Style Off Runway Fashion Show, presented by the Women’s Board of Baptist Health Care Foundation is coming up on October 21.  Get tickets and info here:

https://www.baptisthealthcarefoundation.org/womens-board/events/stepping-out-in-style

The 44th Annual Stepping Out in Style Off Runway Fashion Show, presented by the Women’s Board of Baptist Health Care Foundation, raised more than $69,000 to benefit the Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

“We are grateful to the Women’s Board for supporting Baptist’s highest priority COVID-19 response efforts,” said KC Gartman, chief development officer for Baptist Health Care. “These funds help support the safety measures implemented for patients and team members, including expanded isolation areas of Baptist hospitals to create additional negative pressure rooms as well as provide protective equipment and detection kits.”

The virtual event featured the latest fashions from local boutiques including Bluetique, Jennie Barrow – independent cabi stylist, The Market & Mainly Shoes and The South Outfitters, as well as a silent auction and chance drawing for Bere’ Jewelers.

 

Autism Pensacola – June 25-26

Posted on: June 16th, 2021 by brent

Autism WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SENSORY STREET!
PRESENTED BY REGIONS BANK

JUNE 25-26, 2021  ~  9am-2pm
historic pensacola museum of commerce
201 east zaragoza street . downtown pensacola
free & family-friendly ~ reservations required (*see below)

Learn about basic finances.
Visit a 3D lab.
Make a calming jar.
Organize a warehouse.
Visit a doctor’s office.
Understand electricity.
“Shop” in a marketplace.

Walk through the doors of Sensory Street and enter the world of autism, right here in Downtown Pensacola’s Museum of Commerce. Travel along the Museum’s indoor streetscape through the various sensory stations, each one offering an activity related to behaviors associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Museum of Commerce Streetscape

BENEFITS OF SENSORY STREET PARTNERSHIP

  • Be recognized as a community leader in supporting people with autism by helping them fully participate in the community
  • Help provide inclusivity training, not only to those affected by autism, but to the community as a whole
  • Bring awareness and understanding to our community
  • Develop an environment of inclusivity in the local area and beyond
  • Create future opportunities for employment, housing, education, and financial independence for those affected by autism

Donut Strike for Manna – June 23-25

Posted on: June 16th, 2021 by brent

mannaLocal law enforcement and fire departments — known for fighting crime and fires — are teaming up again this year to fight hunger.

 These fierce first responders are going on strike against the portable breakfast treat beginning Wednesday, June 23 through Friday, June 25 to encourage the community to fight local hunger by supporting Manna. During the Donut Strike, they’ve promised not to eat a single donut until the community has donated 30,000 healthy meals to fight hunger in Northwest Florida.

 Each day of the Donut Strike, officers and fire fighters man their posts from 3 to 6 p.m. at grocery store locations across Escambia and Santa Rosa counties to collect food and monetary donations from the public. For participating grocery locations in your area, please visit www.mannahelps.org. Food donations and financial gifts to Manna may also be dropped off at their hunger headquarters, 3030 North E Street, Pensacola, any day during the Strike, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Childhood hunger has worsened — one in three children in our community will go to bed hungry tonight,” said DeDe Flounlacker, Executive Director of Manna. “We so appreciate the support of our local first responders during these critical summer months, when children are out of school and the need for help increases.”   

 The success of Donut Strike is critically important this year, as Manna faces a second year of devastating food donation losses due to the cancellation of the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. That food drive typically yields 60,000-80,000 pounds of food each year for Manna leading into the busier summer season, when children can no longer count on the free meals at school for nutrition.

 This is the fourth year of the Donut Strike and so far, the pastry protest has raised more than 80,000 pounds of food to help fight hunger in our communities. The Donut Strike wrap party will be held at J’s Bakery and Café — the event’s donut sponsor — on June 29 at 8 a.m. to announce and celebrate the total meal count and of course to eat dozens and dozens of donuts and have coffee with our heroes. All are welcome.

 Participating agencies include the Escambia County Fire Department, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Gulf Breeze Police Department, Midway Fire District, Pace Fire Rescue District, Pensacola Fire Department, and Pensacola Police Department.

 Manna is a local, grassroots non-profit dedicated to fighting hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. To learn more about Manna, the Donut Strike or to make a donation, visit the Manna Facebook page or www.mannahelps.org.

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Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival – October 9th

Posted on: June 14th, 2021 by brent

TDragon Boat Festivalhe 7th Annual 2021 Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival is a festival brought to you by your local Northeast Pensacola Sertoma Club, Inc. SERTOMA is an organization of business and professional people knit together in bonds of personal friendship and united in the idea of service in their community. SERTOMA is a 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 not-for-profit international organization. Every year Sertoma clubs raise more than $20 million for local community service projects. Through these projects, as well as grants and scholarships, Sertoma clubs return those funds to their respective communities – and they have loads of fun doing it while building life-long friendship.

On October 9th, 2021, over 48 teams supported by thousands of spectators will be competing for bragging rights in the 7th Annual Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival. The races take place in Bayou Texar just off Bayview Park near Downtown Pensacola.

NE Pensacola Sertoma was founded in 1988 for the purpose of contributing to the Greater Pensacola Community in as many ways as we can by raising money and supporting community organizations and charities. 

On October 9th, 2021, over 48 teams supported by thousands of spectators will be competing for bragging rights in the 7th Annual Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival. The races take place in Bayou Texar just off Bayview Park near Downtown Pensacola.

Northeast Pensacola Sertoma Club, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that works to support Gulf Coast Kid’s House, a children’s advocacy center serving Pensacola and Escambia County. As a children’s advocacy center, they combine professionals and other resources needed for the intervention, investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases –all under one child-friendly facility.

Proceeds also go to support Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida.  This organization partners with businesses and individuals who volunteer their time and expertise in our local schools. Using a nationally developed curriculum and hands on experience, they help young people understand the economics of life.

The Monument to Women Ground Breaking April 23

Posted on: April 20th, 2021 by brent

Womens MonumentMonument to Women Veterans announces a groundbreaking event for a museum and monument to women veterans, and the announcement of a state-of-the-art national training center in construction for veterans. The museum and monument site is being developed to honor all women, past, present, and future, who served in the United States military and to provide o en unmet critical resources for female veteran care. Founded in 2011 by Navy Veteran Michelle Caldwell, Monument to Women Veterans has been granted a 30-year lease (with extension options) by the City of Pensacola to restore and remodel the Amtrak depot on Heinberg Street. The location will provide space for a museum and the first monument dedicated to the 25% of active-duty military women plus 2.8 million women veterans who have honorably served in combat since 1948.

Get more at https://monumenttowomenveterans.info

The public is invited to join in a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebratory festivities at 980 E Heinberg St. in Pensacola on Friday, April 23rd from 3:00 pm–6:00 pm CST.
 
Guests can reserve a spot at the ribbon-cutting event by visiting MWVets.org/rsvp 
 
About Monument for Women Veterans: The Monument to Women Veterans, Inc. is a 501c3 Charitable Non-Profit Corporation established in 2011 that has been leading the charge in recognizing and empowering our military women through a variety of community outreach and awareness efforts. Join Monument to Women Veterans in their goals to provide recognition of the service and sacrifices of the woman who have proudly donned a United States armed services uniform and to offer resources and services for a myriad of issues currently impacting women veterans to include post-traumatic stress, military sexual trauma, traumatic brain issues, domestic violence, unemployment, homelessness, and countless more that may arise in the future.

Fiesta Pensacola – Children’s Treasure Hunt – April 17

Posted on: April 9th, 2021 by brent

treasure huntEVENT INFO:​

       Children’s Treasure Hunt, presented by Zaxby’s

Saturday, April 17, 2021 

Downtown Pensacola at Museum Plaza

FREE! FREE! FREE!

The Treasure Hunt is at your leisure for children ages three to ten years old. All registered children will be entered into grand prize drawings, based upon age: 0-2 years old, 3-4 years old, 5-7 years old, and 8-10 years old, with multiple prizes per group. 

Prizes include: bicycles, tricycles, summer camp sessions, water activities, art easels, Sky Zone tickets, and so much more!
 

This FREE event will include fun for the whole family! FREE registration and FREE lunch are from 11:00AM-2PM.

 

The day will include games for children and families, face painting, snow cones, interactive museum scavenger hunt, and visits from various community organizations 

There will be special appearances by the 2021 Fiesta Children’s Court, along with some of our favorite local friends, Lil Zak of Zaxby’s, Kazoo of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and Don Tristan DeLuna the 70th!

All families in attendance will receive FREE lunch of Zaxby’s chicken, hot dogs, chips, snow cones,

Pepsi products and water.

PACE Center for Girls – Menu of Giving

Posted on: April 1st, 2021 by brent

Pace Center for Girls

Despite not hosting our annual crowd-pleasing amateur chef competition, we wanted to uphold the spirit of Men Who Cook with our Menu of Giving, proudly presented by The Bear Family Foundation. 

Each year, we ask our event guests to “Raise A Paddle” to sponsor a Pace girl. These dollars make it possible for Pace to give the girls those “extras” outside of just academic and therapeutic support.

This year, you have the opportunity to select HOW you want to support Pace girls! 

It may not be as filling as tasting 40 different bites but we promise that it will be FULLfilling as you help change the lives of young women in our community.

We look forward to seeing you at our event in April 2022!

Ready to order? Click the link below to get started!

 

MENU ORDER FORM

Embrace the Community

Posted on: February 9th, 2021 by cali

Impact 100 Pensacola Bay Area

Posted on: December 31st, 2020 by brent

Who is IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area?

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, Inc. (IMPACT) is an organization of women committed to improving their community by providing substantial grants to nonprofit organizations in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Started in 2003 by four local women, IMPACT has become the largest IMPACT group in the world. The idea behind IMPACT involves recruiting at least 100 women to donate $1,000 each and pooling those resources into one big grant for a qualifying nonprofit. In the 17 years since the Pensacola chapter began, this organization of philanthropic women has donated more than $12 million to charities throughout the Escambia/Santa Rosa area. IMPACT has funded 120 grants totaling $12,830,000 since 2004.

IMPACT has no paid employees or staff, so one hundred percent of each member’s annual contribution of $1,000 is pooled and awarded to nonprofit organizations in increments of at least $100,000 grants.

Click Here to find out more about joining

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Pensacola Eggfest – Good Food Cook Book

Posted on: October 27th, 2020 by brent

The EggFest team is re-imagining its event for 2020. The annual Pensacola foodie event, normally held at Pensacola Blue Wahoos Stadium, raises money for local charities while serving up some of the best barbeque in the South. This year will focus on all of the yummy and unique recipes celebrity chefs and cook teams have shared over the years in a scaled-down format that lets barbeque lovers get their hands on the actual recipes.

“Pensacola EggFest has raised more than $360,000 for local charities like childhood cancer and systemic hunger and has served more than 20,000 meals to those in need,” said Lisa Long, EggFest co-chair. “We have to keep that going — it’s our mission — and the community is depending on it. EggFest will not only survive, but thrive in 2020.”

Today, the charity is launching the pre-sale of Good Food, a collection of stories and recipes from EggFest Award-Winning Pitmasters from across the U.S. That will be followed by a Launch Party where past celebrity chefs and judges will be on hand to sign the Good Food recipe books and dole out bites of their favorite dishes cooked on a Big Green Egg.

“This really is the heart of EggFest,” said co-chair, Jerold Hall. “Good Food is all about harnessing the love of barbeque and camaraderie of cooking to raise money for well-deserving charities. This recipe book will take Pensacola EggFest to the next level, putting the much sought-after recipes right into the hands of barbeque foodies from all over the Pensacola area. And there will be plenty to eat, too!”

Those interested in getting in on the pre-sale of Good Food, the Pensacola EggFest Recipe Book should go to www.PensacolaEggfest.com and watch for the launch. Details to follow on the Celebrity Chef Launch Party date and location. All recommended precautionary health measures will be taken.