SEAGROVE BEACH – Café Thirty-A’s annual Christmas Charity Ball, held Dec. 2, raised a record-breaking $50,000 for Caring and Sharing of South Walton, an organization providing food and financial assistance to area families and individuals in need.
The sold-out event welcomed over 250 guests to the festively decorated restaurant where they were greeted with champagne. Inside, event goers enjoyed heavy hors d’oeuvres, a gourmet dinner buffet, music and a photo booth. Attendees also had the opportunity to view and bid on various pieces of art, jewelry, gift baskets, trips, and other luxurious items featured throughout the extensive silent auction.
“It is an honor to host this event for Caring and Sharing of South Walton each year,” said Harriet Crommelin, owner of Café Thirty-A. “This year was extra special because we raised a record amount of $50,000! We love what this organization represents and all they do for our community.”
Through ticket sales, sponsorship, donations, and funds raised from the silent auction, money raised will be used to provide local families with access to food, financial assistance, case management, and connection to other resources.
“We are blown away by the community’s support of this event and we are so very grateful for the continued support of Cafe Thirty-A,” said Carly Barnes, executive director of Caring and Sharing of South Walton. “These funds will help us keep up with increased demands for our services and allow us to support our neighbors in need in so many ways. Thank you for helping us end this very busy holiday season on such a high note!”