The Best of the Emerald Coast is Lending A Helping Hand
Don't miss this opportunity to support those affected by Hurricane Michael.
Last week, Hurricane Michael swept through the communities of the Gulf Coast, leaving destruction and a long road to recovery in its wake.
After careful consideration, we have decided to continue as planned with Best of the Emerald Coast, shifting the focus of the event to center on assisting in the relief effort and providing our beloved community with a brief respite as we continue to rebuild.
Proceeds made during this year's Best of the Emerald Coast will also go toward assisting in disaster relief for children in need.
Each fall, The Junior League of the Emerald Coast provides brand-new clothing for over 400 children from Okaloosa and Walton County elementary schools.
The Child Clothing Project is the JLEC's main focus when it comes to fundraising throughout the year.
The JLEC is aware that students in Bay and Gulf County will be displaced to Walton and Okaloosa County starting this week.
JLEC has opened up 30 spots specifically for these students to be included in their 49th Annual Child Clothing Project this year bringing their total to 450 students.
Additionally, donations are welcome and will be accepted at a designated donation repository on-site. All exhibitors are encouraged to bring donation items.
We can't wait to see you at Best of the Emerald Coast this Saturday!
Below you will find donation items requested for the big day:
Bar & Hand Soap
Shampoo & Conditioner
Feminine Hygiene Products
Towels & Wash Cloths
Razors & Shaving Cream
Non-Perishable Food Items
Tools (Hammers, Screwdrivers, Plyers etc.)
Battery Powered Fans
Candles & Matches
Pacifiers/ Teething Items
Closed Toe Shoes
Heavy Duty Trash Bags
Brooms & Mops
Dog & Cat Food
Leashes & Collars
Food and Water Bowls