SEAGROVE BEACH – Café Thirty-A held its annual Charity Ball Jan. 9, 2021 at the restaurant. After being rescheduled from the original December date, the winter event raised a record-breaking total of $35,564 for Caring and Sharing of South Walton, an organization that provides food and financial assistance to area families and individuals in need.
Guests were invited to enjoy a buffet featuring some of the restaurant’s signature dishes in addition to passed hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast upon entry. A commemorative photo booth by Epic Photo Co. and music provided by DJ 30A entertained the guests while they mixed and mingled. Event goers also had the opportunity to view and bid on various pieces of art, jewelry, gift baskets, trips, and other luxurious items featured in the extensive silent auction.
Funds were generated from ticket sales, the silent auction, raffle, and personal donations. This is the most money raised in the event’s history and is almost double the amount raised from last year’s event. The 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.
“The funds raised at the annual Cafe Thirty- Charity Ball will help us continue providing thousands of Walton County residents with food, financial assistance, and access to community resources during the next several months,” said Carly Barnes, executive director for Caring and Sharing of South Walton. “The community’s generosity at this event, and the continued generosity of Cafe Thirty-A, is greatly appreciated by the Caring & Sharing team and the families we serve each month, thank you!”
Café Thirty-A would like to thank all of those who donated to the silent auction and raffle. Sponsors include 1920 & Co., 30A.com, 30A Massage Works, Alys Shoppe, Amavida Coffee, Amazing Lash Studio, Amen Sister Friend, Anthropologie, Aura Home + Living, Avantgarde Salon & Spa, Back Beach Barbecue, Bad Ass Coffee Grayton, Bald and The Beard Restaurant Group, Barlovento LLC, Beach Walk Café , Big Daddy’s Bike Shoppe, Black Bear Bread Company, Blackstone Golf Course, Boathouse Landing, Blessings in Disguise, Blue Mountain Bakery, Bow Wow Meow Pet Company, Bradley Copeland Studio, Cabana by the Seaside Style, CC Boone, Chiringo, Costa Enterprises McDonald’s, The Crab Trap, Crackings, Dive 30A, Floyd’s Shrimp House, Frillseekers Gifts, Grayton Seafood Co., Greenman’s Garden, Hartley Restaurant Group, Henderson Park Inn, Idyll Hounds, Judith March, Justin Gaffrey Gallery, Kathy Schumacher Art, La Vie Est Belle, Land Air Sea Productions, Last Call Restaurant Group, Legendary Marine, Longerberger Basket, Louis Louis & Red Bar, Maho Shades, Marlin Grill, Mast Alys Beach, Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, McCaskill & Company Fine Jewelry, McNeese Title Company, Mercantile, Merry Beth Myrick, Moon Creek Studios, Newman Daily, One 20 Bistro, Palms Bistro, Paul Fagan, Plate to Plate Private Chef, Pure Barre, Raven Roxanne, The Red Bar, Reel Salty, Regatta Bay, Regatta Chiropractic & Laser Center, Rent Gear Here, Restaurant Paradis, Rock Out Climbing Gym, Rockin’ Tacos, Serene Scapes by Terri Westbrook, Shore Thing Cigars, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster House, Southern Coastal Co., Spa at Silver Shells, Spell Restaurant Group, Stinky’s Fish Camp, Summer House Lifestyle, Sunset Bay Café, Sunset Shoes, The Surf Hut, Swell Pops, Swiftly Catering, The Henderson, Tracery Interiors, Tribe Kelly Surf Post, VIP Destin Magazine, Wardrobe Made Simply, Willow Boutique, Yellow Fly Trading Company, and The Zoo Gallery.
Photo courtesy of Colleen Duffley.
Cafe Thirty-A owner Harriet Crommelin (left) presents a check to Caring and Sharing of South Walton’s Carly Barnes and Steve Gudewicz.