Around Town May 2023


EC Children’s Advocacy Center Reopens in Niceville
The public is invited to attend and celebrate the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center’s (ECCAC) grand re-opening of its center in Okaloosa County with a ribbon cutting and the official renaming to the Julie Sacco Porterfield Children’s Advocacy Center, 401 McEwen Drive, Niceville, at 10 a.m. Friday, May 5. This center experienced a fire and significant water damage last summer that flooded both floors of the 13,000-sq.-ft. building. The center had to be completely vacated with staff and services continuing to provide services for kids in various other donated locations in the area. With the help of many, the center has since undergone a recently completed major renovation and restoration. Guests can tour the center, meet the team and learn more about the programs and services offered to the children and families it helps. It will be a celebration with music, food and beverages.

Mosquito Spray Schedule
The Okaloosa County Mosquito Control division operates a county-wide program, excluding the Air Force Bases and all state parks, which provides surveillance and spraying services to control mosquitoes in both the larval and adult stages. Treatments will begin one hour before sunset. The schedule for the Destin area basically includes Mondays from Airport Road to the County Line and Tuesdays from Airport Road to the Destin Bridge.

FORE! The Love of Animals Golf Tournament
Calling all animal lovers and golf enthusiasts! Alaqua Animal Refuge will hold the Second Annual “FORE! The Love of Animals” Golf Tournament Saturday, June 10, at The Links Golf Club at Sandestin. Presented by Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort® as the Top Dog Title Sponsor, the Tournament welcomes teams of four plus. 8:30 a.m. check-in; 10 a.m. shotgun start, scramble format; breakfast by Chick-fil-A and a Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar; 18 holes of golf with a cart; boxed lunch; two drink tickets and a fun after-party. Registration is open at; $250 per golfer or $850 per foursome.