Café Thirty-A Raises $22,530 for Caring and Sharing of South Walton

Café Thirty-A held its annual Christmas Charity Ball on Friday, December 6, 2019 and raised a total of $22,530 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 delight in beautiful holiday décor, a buffet, passed heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a champagne toast upon entry. In addition to the commemorative holiday-themed photo booth by Epic Photo Co. and music provided by DJ 30A, event goers also had the opportunity to view and bid on various pieces of art, jewelry, gift baskets, and other items featured in the extensive silent auction.

Tickets were $75 per person and were available online or at the door. Through ticket sales, a vast silent auction, raffle, and personal donations, the Café Thirty-A Christmas Charity Ball raised a grand total of $22,530 for Caring and Sharing of South Walton. This 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.

“This is always a special event for us and our staff to host each year,” said Café Thirty-A owner, Harriet Crommelin. “Seeing our friends and long-time patrons come out to support a cause that is near and dear to our hearts, proves that this community believes in giving and paying it forward even when it’s the busiest time of the year.”

Café Thirty-A would like to thank all of those who donated to the silent auction and raffle. Sponsors include 30A Barks, 30 Wine Festival, Alys Shoppe, Amavida Coffee & Tea, Amazing, Lash Studio, Anthropologie, Avantgarde Salon, Barefoot Princess, Bay Breeze Patio, Beach & Brew on 30A, Ben & Jerry’s, Big Daddy’s Bike Rental, Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits, Black Stone Golf Course, Bontemps Interiors, Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer, CC. Boone Aesthetic Curation, Chick-Fil-A South Walton, Coastal Cookies, Community Bank, Cour Yoga, Cultural Arts Alliance, Cuvee Kitchen + Wine Bar, Destin Pilates Center, Emerald Bay Golf Club, Emerald Coast Chiropractic, Emerald Coast Luxury Transportation, Floyd’s Shrimp House, Half Shell Oyster House, Henderson Park Inn, Insurance Zone, Justin Gaffrey Gallery, Land Air Sea Productions, Lovelace Interiors, Lynnette Moody Sculptor, Maxine Orange, Maho Shades, Maison30A, Maple Street Biscuit Company, Marlin Grill, Mingle, McCaskill & Company, McNeese Title, Merry Beth Myrick, Merry Little Christmas Concert, Morning Glory Art & Design, Mooncreek Studio, OKO Lifestyle, Pescado, Pizza by the Sea, Proffitt PR, Pure Barre 30A, Raven Roxanne, Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club, Regatta Chiropractic & Laser Center, Rent Gear Here, Restaurant Paradis, Rockin’ Tacos, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Shana Gulati Jewelry, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Slick Lips Seafood House & Oyster Bar, Solaris, SoWal Pilates, Spa 98, Spell Restaurant Group, Swell Pops, Swiftly Catered/ Blue Mountain Bakery, The Crab Trap, The Henderson, The Market Shops, The Shard Shop, The Surf Hut, The Zoo Gallery, Vin’tij Food & Wine, VIP Destin Magazine, Wendy Mignot Pearls, Willow Boutique, Wine World, and Yellow Fly Trading Company.

For area businesses interested in sponsorship for the 2020 Café Thirty-A Christmas Charity Ball, please contact Jessica Bracken at