It may be cold and snowing up north, but along the snowy white shore of Panama City Beach it’s warm and fuzzy as we kick off the holiday season of giving; and where at the Laketown Wharf they’re celebrating with a full-weekend of entertainment, food and fun, to raise money for the Anchorage Children’s Home and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
Starting Dec. 7 at 5 p.m., the second annual Laketown Wharf Holiday Festival gets underway with the official tree lighting ceremony, followed by two days of fun for the whole family going on from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
“We are thrilled to host the second annual Laketown Wharf Holiday Festival,” said Gene Murphy, general manager. “It’s going to be a great time for families to enjoy in holiday festivities while at the same time contributing to both Anchorage Children’s Home and Marking Strides Against Breast Cancer.”
Children’s activities include photos with Santa, games, crafts and a reptile show. There’ll also be tasty treats supplied by a variety of food vendors and lots of entertainment by local artists including: Travis Dean, Violet Blues, The Blisters and DJ Nick at Night.
The perennial favorite Silent Auction will feature a variety of goods and services donated by area businesses. Auctions items include but are not limited to: a Wyndham Bay Point Resort spa and golf package, art from Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida, vacation stays at Sterling Resort properties, a photo session on the beach from Lasting Images and more.
All proceeds from the raffle, silent auction and food vendor sales will be donated to the Anchorage Children’s Home and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.