Selected Community Events
Cystic Fibrosis BBQ Plate Fundraiser
DOTHAN VFW 1426 TAYLOR RD DOTHAN AL
$9.00 PER PLATE PORK OR CHICKEN, POTATO SALAD, BEANS, BREAD & SLICE OF POUND CAKE
DEE DAY 791-3353
JENNIFER SMITH 803-3953
DOTHAN VFW 793-7312
Abbeville Elementary School
We will be holding our second annual autism walk on April 2nd, Which is World Autism Awareness day. Our event will take place at Abbeville Elementary School.
The walk will begin at 1:00.
If you have any questions, please call 334-618-8465.
United Way 2-1-1 Raffle
Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 - 4
Want one of those Big Green Egg Smoker Grills for just $10?
Wiregrass United Way 2-1-1 is selling tickets for a lucky person to win a LARGE Green Egg Grill/Smoker package. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25 and currently on sale by calling 334-836-1963 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 - 4. You can also purchase your tickets at the 2-1-1 booth at the Tri-State BBQ Festival April 10th and 11th which will take place at the Houston County Farm Center where the Green Egg Grill will be on display. The winning ticket will be drawn at the BBQ Festival April 11th. You do not have to be present to win.
100% of the proceeds go to Wiregrass United Way 2-1-1 which connects people with critical Health and Human Services information and referrals for residents in 7 Southeast Alabama counties 24/7. Thank you Wiregrass for supporting our 2-1-1 program, we appreciate you!
For more information about Wiregrass United Way 2-1-1, visit www.Wiregrass211.com or call 334-836-1963.
5th Annual Marvel of Flight
DeFuniak Springs Municipal Airport on Hwy 90 West
The City of DeFuniak Springs is proud to announce and celebrate our fifth annual fly-in/aviation festival, “Marvel of Flight”. Event times are Friday, April 10th from 5 pm to 10 pm and on Saturday, April 11 from 9 am to 4 pm at DeFuniak Springs Municipal Airport on Hwy 90 West. Come experience history at the DeFuniak Springs Airport. The theme of the 2015 Marvel of Flight is “Rising Above Adversity”, honoring the Tuskegee Airmen of WWII. The RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit offers spectators a unique insight into the lives of the Tuskegee Airmen and also features a fully restored P-51 Mustang static display. In addition, a featured attraction will be the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation Wiregrass Chapter with their Huey and Cobra Helicopters.
“The City of DeFuniak Springs is proud to host the 5th annual Marvel of Flight celebration. This event not only highlights our airport but it also educates the general public about aviation. We are particularly proud to have the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit at this year’s event to further educate people not only about aviation but also about a part of our country’s history and the extraordinary contributions made by the Tuskegee Airmen,” said Sara Bowers, City Manager.
Marvel of Flight was created as the 2010/2011 class project of Leadership Walton, a program of the Walton Area Chamber. The class was challenged with bringing alternate forms of tourism throughout the county, while promoting economic development.
Marvel of Flight events attracts 5,000-7,000 spectators and will showcase a multitude of aircraft displays, flight demonstrations, career exploration exhibits, pilot workshops, concerts, free kids activities, food/aviation/art/crafts vendors, and lots of thrills for adults and children of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy. For more information on the schedule of activities go to http://www.marvelofflight.com.
“The City of DeFuniak Springs is delighted to host the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit as it makes its way across the United States touring air shows and other major public venues,” said Event Coordinator Ryan Adams. “This is an outstanding way to kick-off Marvel of Flight’s 5th year at DeFuniak Springs Municipal Airport.”
The array of events include: aircraft judging, helicopter rides in a Vietnam Era Huey and Cobra, bi-plane rides, the RE/MAX Balloon team program by RE/MAX Agency One - Crestview, pilot seminars, live entertainment, an aviation themed interactive exhibit and displays by NASA Kennedy Space Center, arts & crafts, free kids activities, car show, model rockets, RC planes, great food and much more! This is an alcohol-free day of “hometown” fun for the entire family.
Friday afternoon the campgrounds open at 5 pm for pilots. Early evening events include the Healthmark Regional Medical Center 5k Walk/Run as well as food/live entertainment. In addition, Monarch Aviation is hosting an opportunity for participants to meet Sonny Everett, an American aviator, author and broadcaster as well as a model rocket build and launch program for kids, pilots’ dinner and a movie.
Marvel of Flight is a brought to you by the City of DeFuniak Springs. Community Partners include the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce, DFS Police Department., Walton County Sheriff’s Office, DFS Fire Department, Boy Scouts of America, and many others.
The Marvel of Flight would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. Presenting Sponsors are Visit South Walton, Walmart and Monarch Aviation. Associate Sponsors are Bight House Networks, CHELCO, COPE Center, CH2M HILL, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Gulf Power Company, Healthmark Regional Medical Center, Best Western Crossroads Inn, WZEP AM 1460, 4C’s BBQ. Supporting Sponsors include: Army Aviation Heritage Foundation Wiregrass Chapter, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, DeFuniak Herald, Preble-Rish, Inc., Triangle Chevrolet-Buick, Inc., Smith’s Signs and Printing, Shell Aviation and Southern LINC Wireless
For more information, call the airport staff at 850-892-2000 or visit our website at http://www.marvelofflight.com.
Event Admission Fee: Please join us in a donation of one jar of peanut butter or jelly to benefit the Matrix Community Center food bank.
1. NASA Kennedy Space Center-Space and Aviation
2. Southeast Alabama Rocketry Society-Model Rockets
3. Eglin Aero Modellers-RC planes
4. Aviation Art by Russell Ferris
5. Dixie Division Military Vehicle Club
6. Florida Forestry Aviation fire prevention exhibit featuring a UH-1H “Super Huey” and Cessna 182
7. 4-H Youth Development Tech Wizards Program Exhibit
8. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Unmanned Aerial System (drone) Exhibit
9. Patty Wagstaff Aerobatic Instruction Extra 300 Aircraft Exhibit
10. Walton High School Tuskegee Airmen Display
Apr 18, 2015 9 to 2
2187 S Brannon Stand Rd, Dothan, AL
FURfest is an outdoor festival with vendors selling art, collectibles, home made goodies and much more. It is the fundraiser to raise money for Felines Under Rescue (FUR) for the spay/neuter of cats and dogs.
Barbara Seaman, 693-5277
The Matrix Jail And Bail
Triangle Chevrolet Buick in DeFuniak Springs
Please help us, help our Community, by joining us for the 3rd Annual Jail and Bail fundraiser on April 24th, 2015 from 9AM to 4PM at Triangle Chevrolet Buick in DeFuniak Springs. Proceeds to be used for our community.
One of the many missions of the City of DeFuniak Springs and local law enforcement agencies is to partner with those in our community whose efforts make DeFuniak Springs and Walton County a safer, stronger, and healthier community.
The Matrix Community Outreach Center has been providing the community with a number of services that implements a “Hand Up not a Hand Out” mentality since 2011. The Matrix continues to strive to expand its programs and offerings to this community to help those less fortunate and in crisis.
In order for the Matrix to meet their mission and provide for those in need in our community, they rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses for support. Without the assistance of community-minded individuals just like you, they would not be able to serve the men, women, and children in need in our community.
On April 24th, 2015, members from the City of DeFuniak Springs, DeFuniak Springs Police, Walton County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Department of Corrections and other local law enforcement agencies will partner with The Matrix Community Outreach Center to host their 3rd Annual Jail and Bail fundraising drive to be held at Triangle Chevrolet Buick, 850 U.S. Highway 331 S. in DeFuniak Springs. Their goal again this year is to raise $15,000.00. We encourage you to participate by having someone mock arrested for charges such as “aging too well,” “impersonating a golfer,” or the most committed violation of “wearing unfashionable clothing.” There are so many other phony charges that can be made for the mock arrest of your boss, co-worker, family member, friend or even volunteer yourself to be a jail bird. Even if you can’t participate, donations are always accepted and appreciated! Your generosity during this fun time will make a difference in our community and allow them to continue this much needed program.
For further information on how you can donate or volunteer, please contact:
Candy Nowling Managing Director The Matrix Community Outreach Center 37 N. 9th Street DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433 850-892-1090 Email: email@example.com Web Site: www.matrixcoc.org
3rd Annual 5K Superhero Run
Westgate Tennis Center
MIKE SCHMITZ AUTOMOTIVE GROUP PRESENTS the 3rd ANNUAL 5K SUPERHERO RUN
To Benefit the Exchange Center for Child Abuse Prevention
Mike Schmitz Automotive Group presents the 3rd Annual 5K SuperHero Run to benefit the Exchange Center for Child Abuse Prevention on Saturday, April 11, at Westgate Tennis Center. The run will begin at 8:00 a.m. and a Kids 1 Mile Fun Run will immediately follow. We will also have games, inflatables and face painting for the kids. Come join us for an exciting day of Family Fun! You may even see your favorite SuperHero!
Registration will also be available the day of the event.
EVERY CHILD DESERVES A HERO, BUT ABUSED CHILDREN NEED A SUPERHERO!
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Pre-register today by visiting www.exchangecap.org or by contacting Cindy Watt at (334) 671-1966 .
Ozark Car & Bike Show
Ozark Municipal Complex, 275 N. Union Avenue
1 Block from the 9th Annual Ozark Crawdad & Music Festival Fundraiser
2nd Annual Ozark Car & Bike Show
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO SUPPORT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
Registration begins @ 9:00 a.m. Judging begins @ 11:30 a.m. Awards @ 2:00 p.m.
$25 first vehicle & $10 each additional per registrant.
AWARDS FOR EACH CATEGORY: AUTOMOBILE AND MOTORCYCLE
Judge’s Choice , People’s Choice And ONE OVERALL “Best in Show”
Hosted by the Ozark Police Department.
For more information contact us at 334-774-2644 or firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Annual Dothan "Kidney Walk"
Apr 18, 2015 8 am
Northview High School
Alabama Kidney Foundation's Dothan Kidney walk all proceeds go to AKF for programs and services provided to Alabama's Kidney patients.
Alicia Smith 334-793-3519
Walk for Autism 2015
Kiwanis Park at Westgate
The Walk for Autism is the single most powerful fundraising event in April that unifies thousands of participants statewide in support of the mission and projects of the Autism Society. Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the U.S., and affects over 50,000 people in Alabama alone.
Autism Society of Alabama
Attn: Lauren Reid
Staying Cody Strong 5K
SGA's 2nd Annual 5K in memory of Cody Hayes will be held on April 11, 2015 at the Ashford Depot.
Early registration will be held 2/2 - 3/20 (fee includes shirt or tank);
Registration will be held 3/21 - 4/10 (fee does NOT include shirt or tank).
Laurie McWaters at Ashford HS (334-899-5411; email@example.com; http://www.ahssga.eventbrite.com)
Miss Angel Pageant
Jun 14, 2015 .
Dothan Opera House Dothan, Al
Join us in our 10th year celebrating sisterhood and service!
We crown representatives and raise money for the Wiregrass Angel House. Wiregrass Angel House is a non profit organization based in Dothan, Al that advocates for victims rights and services for victims of violent crime, provides direct services to victims and their families, and provides public education and awareness.