Charity Chatter November 2020

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Junior League to Host Annual Holly Fair Market November 12th to 15th
The event, now in its 30th year, will be held at the Edgewater Beach and Golf Resor. All proceeds to benefit programs impacting local women, children and families. For more information about Holly Fair, visit jlpanamacity.org/HollyFair.

Axe of Kindness Nov. 12
An Axe Throwing Competition to benefit Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center will be held Thursday, November 12th at 525 R. Jackson Blvd. from 6 – 9 p.m. Registration is $600 per team of six. Participants may pay online at www.gulfcoastac.org or send their check to the Center’s headquarters GCCAC, 210 E 11th St., Panama City, FL 32401.

Panama City Mission Hosts Open House to Unveil Its New Vision Nov. 20th
The Panama City Mission is inviting the general public to their Gateway Open House, Friday, November 20th 11 a.m to 3 p.m, to see their new programs, people and campuses. The event will be held at their women’s and Children’s Campus, 1313 E 11th St. Panama City.

County Approves $5 Million in CARES Act Funding
United Way of Northwest Florida has been selected to disburse $5 million in CARES Act funding the county has received. The $5 million of funding comes from the federal $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) bill in response to the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

United Way will be responsible for identifying and vetting agency partners to eventually distribute funding to the general public. At a later date, the general public will be instructed on how to apply for CARES Act assistance through the various agencies selected to disburse the funds.

Dementia and Parkinson Support Groups Meet Monthly
The Dementia Support Group meets the 1st Tuesday of every month. The topic for the December meeting will be “The Power of Music for Memory – Alive Inside.”

The Parkinson’s Support Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month. The topic for
This month is ‘SpeechVive – an electronic medical device that improves loudness and communication.. The December topic will be ‘CBD as a treatment option for PD.

Both meetings are held at the PCB Chamber of Commerce, 309 R. Jackson Blvd. from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Fitness for Those with Parkinson’s
850 Strong Rock Steady Boxing, offers fitness training specifically tailored for people living with Parkinson’s disease, every Monday and Wednesday 1:30 to 3 p.m. CST at Anytime Fitness, Tyndall Pkwy., Callaway.

The 2nd Annual Dementia and Parkinson’s Wellness Expo is Going Virtual
The entire day will be conducted as a live webinar January 21st 2021. To register and to learn more about their lineup for both events visit dementiafamilypathways.com.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida’s Sean of the South Event is Going Virtual
The charity will host its annual Sean of the South event virtually on Thursday, December 3rd. For more information about how to purchase tickets to watch the live stream, go to – bbbsnwfl.org.

Support the Arc of the Bay St. Andrew Bay Center This Holiday Season
Support the Arc of the Bay/St. Andrew Bay Center by purchasing your smoked holiday meats and Dean’s Cakes directly from the organization this year. They are now accepting orders for Smoked Hilltop sausages, turkeys, hams and Boston Butts and 7-layer cakes. All proceeds in aid of the Center. The Arc of the Bay is one of Bay County’s oldest non-profits serving the needs of individuals with disabilities for 63 years. Order forms for their holiday fundraiser are now available on their website www.bayarc.org.

Adopt a Beach Access
If your family, church or office would like to adopt a beach, contact Keep PCB Beautiful on Facebook @ keeppcbbeautiful. Or visit them at the Captain Anderson’s Farmers’ Market November 21st and 22nd.

On November 14th, the charity will host a Shredding Event at Panama City Beach Senior Center, 9 to 11 a.m.