Café Thirty-A Raises $26,200 for Caring and Sharing of South Walton

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January 09, 2019
Café Thirty-A Raises $26,200 for Caring and Sharing of South Walton

Café Thirty-A recently held its annual Christmas Charity Ball on Friday, December 7, 2018, and raised a total of $26,200 for Caring and Sharing of South Walton, an organization which provides food and financial assistance to area families and individuals in need.
 
Guests were invited to delight in beautiful holiday décor, a buffet, passed heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a champagne toast upon entry. In addition to the commemorative holiday-themed photo booth by Epic Photo Co. and music provided by Rock the House, event goers also had the opportunity to view and shop various pieces from McCaskill and Company Fine Jewelry. Fifteen percent of the jewelry sales from the evening additionally went to Caring and Sharing of South Walton.
 
Tickets were $75 per person and were available online or at the door. Through ticket sales, a vast silent auction, raffle, and personal donations, the Café Thirty-A Christmas Charity Ball raised a grand total of $26,200 for Caring and Sharing of South Walton. This money will be used to provide food and assistance to local area families with the additional support from churches, civic groups, individuals, and other businesses.
 
“It brings joy to my heart to see our community come together in support of such a wonderful organization like Caring and Sharing of South Walton,” said Café Thirty-A owner, Harriet Crommelin. “During that time of year, people are usually so consumed with gifts and presents, but this night was all about supporting others and helping bring joy to those who deserve it most.”
 
Café Thirty-A would like to thank all of those who donated to the silent auction and raffle. Sponsors include 30A Barks, 30A Olive Oil, 360 Blue, Alys Beach, Alys Shoppe, Ava's Attic, Avantgarde Salon, Beach Walk Café, Big Daddy's Bike Shop, Bijoux De Mer Fine Jewelry, Blackstone Golf Course, Brotula's Seafood House & Steamer, Chan's Wine World, CHROMA Kathleen Broaderick Studio & Gallery, Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar, Design 360, Eloquent Signs, Emerald Coast Chiropractic, Fashionably Late Boutique, Fit Your Way 30A, Grayton Beach Fitness, Grayton Beer Company, Grayton Brew Pub, Hemline, Hyatt Place, Insurance Zone, K & J Design Group, Kenneth Oliver, Lipstick Heels and a Baby, Live Well 30A, Luxury Estates Auction Company, Marlin Grill, Maxine Orange, McCaskill and Company Fine Jewelry, McNeese Distributing, Mingle, Modus Photography, OKO Lifestyle Shop, Pish Posh Patchouli's, Pescado, Pure Barre, Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club, Rent 30A, Rent Gear Here, RUN/SUP, Saltwater Restaurants, Silver Sands Premium Outlets, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster House, SoFitCo Studios, Moon Creek Studios, Spell Restaurant Group, Surfing Deer, Susan Benton, The Henderson Beach Resort, The Honey Hutch, Tim Allen Photography, Wardrobe Made Simple, Wendy Mignot Pearls, and Yoga Elements.
 
For area businesses interested in sponsorship for the 2019 Café Thirty-A Christmas Charity Ball, please contact Caroline Boone at caroline@proffittpr.com.

 
About Café Thirty-A:
Casual fine-dining restaurant featuring contemporary eclectic menu which changes daily. Fine Wines & Exciting Martinis. Private Events and Parties. Consistently delicious since 1995. Known for fabulous food, impeccable service & gracious hospitality--a favorite on the Emerald Coast.
 
About Caring and Sharing of South Walton:
In 2018, Caring and Sharing of South Walton began partnering with the SoWal Community Chaplain to help connect those living or working in South Walton who are experiencing a crisis with pastoral care and connection to other community resources.  You can learn more about this service at www.sowalchaplain.org, where you will find many useful resources, including information about local churches and support groups.
In 2019, Caring and Sharing of South Walton is excited to be a key partner in developing Florida’s first Communities of Transformation program to alleviate poverty in our area and help under-resourced families move from “surviving” to “thriving.”  This is a weekly program with dinner and childcare that supports families through:
  • personal leadership development and education
  • the building of structured friendships across racial, cultural, and socio-economic lines
  • the identification of systemic issues that keep people trapped in poverty and the identification of strategies to address them
To learn more about the program visit https://www.communitiesoftransformation.org/.