Miramar Beach, Fla. (Dec. 14, 2018) – The Florida Public Relations Association’s Northwest Florida Coast Chapter raised more than $6,200 at its annual holiday fundraising event, Holiday Toast on the Coast on Dec. 7.
“Our annual holiday party is always full of festive fun, and this year was no exception. Guests said it was one of our most memorable holiday parties yet,” said Erin Igram, President for FPRA Northwest Florida Coast Chapter. “Funds raised from this event will help the chapter to elevate our professional development opportunities and provide more benefits for members.”
FPRA is the oldest public relations association in the United States and entrusts each chapter to select a slate of board members who remain responsible for establishing policies, maintaining best practices, and providing opportunities for its members to develop professionally while making a positive impact on their local community.
The event was held at Luna Ballroom, one of Destin’s newest event spaces owned by five-time world champion, Eric Luna. Through the generous support of business owners and community residents, more than 50 silent auction items were available for bidding. The evening featured exclusive prints from Kurt Lischka in addition to delicious food by Crab Trap, Surf Hut, Fubar Pizza Bar, Maple Street Buscuit Company, and Grayton Beer Brewpub. Local beer and drinks were provided by Grayton Beer Company, 30A Wine, and Timber Creek Distillery. Kelly Marquez was the official event photographer capturing some of the night’s most memorable moments, and 30A Life Photography provided the photo booth.
The Northwest Florida Coast Chapter invites all interested marketing and public relations professionals to join its monthly luncheons and special events like Holiday Toast on the Coast in 2019. For more information on monthly luncheons or membership, visit www.nwfcoastFPRA.org.
UPCOMING – January Luncheon
The chapter encourages local professionals to attend the upcoming luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 15. The event will be held at Vue on 30a from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and will feature Corey Dobridnia, Walton County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer. Dobridnia will offer a seminar titled “Earning a Currency of Trust; Walton County Sheriff’s Office Works to Gain Public Trust” which discusses how the Walton County Sheriff’s Office leveraged social media to build trust in the local community.
The cost to attend is $15 for students and members and $25 for non-members. For more information on January’s luncheon or to register, visit www.nwfcoastFPRA.org. Pre-registration is encouraged and the deadline to register online is Monday, Jan. 14 at 5pm. Seating will be limited.