The sixth annual 30A Wine Festival returns to the beautiful community of Alys Beach Thursday, March 9 through Sunday, March 12, 2017. Showcasing renowned vintners and culinary favorites, the four-day celebration will benefit Children’s Volunteer Health Network. The festival kicks with a special wine dinner featuring Aaron Pott of Pott Wine and a four-course meal prepared by Alys Beach Executive Chef Drew Dzejak. Friday night features “Bourbon, Beer & Butts”, a lively barbecue and bourbon tasting featuring some of the country’s best pitmasters and distillers with live music by Sam Bush. Saturday offers wine lovers wine tasting seminars followed by an evening grand tasting along the town’s picturesque streetscape. “Rosé & Croquet” on Sunday features rosé tastings, a delicious brunch, and the beloved croquet tournament (croquet whites encouraged). Weekend tickets are $350 per person and may be purchased here. Limited quantity available. Click here for photos from previous events.
The Alys Foundation was established to provide funding for the purpose of sustaining the long-term community values of Alys Beach. The funds from The Alys Foundation are used to enhance the experiences of families and to preserve and enhance the quality of life of community members. With a primary focus on the town of Alys Beach, The Foundation also focuses its initiatives on the Walton County community at large. The Alys Foundation provides funding for community facilities, with examples that might include a nature-learning center for children, a performing-arts venue, a library, or an art museum, as well as cultural events, such as concerts, plays, films, lectures, or poetry readings. The Alys Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to support the long-term community values of the town. Funds can be used to finance community, environmental, cultural, and educational programs at Alys Beach as well as to help other nonprofit organizations in the greater Walton County community. The Foundation continues to give back to the community by hosting the Digital Graffiti Festival, 30A Wine Festival, and Alys Beach 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run.
Children’s Volunteer Health Network, Inc.
Children’s Volunteer Health Network, Inc. is a faith-based 501(c)(3) organization, established in 2005 in direct response to Walton and Okaloosa County’s large population of low income families who are unable to access high-quality health services due to the unavailability (or inadequacy) of insurance. The mission of CVHN is to improve the health and well-being of children in need. CVHN strives towards this mission by utilizing a network of over 95 local volunteer physicians, dentists, and other healthcare providers. CVHN also operates the “Just for Grins” Mobile Dental Clinic that visits local elementary schools and other nonprofits, and the CVHN Dental Clinic in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. All services are free to kids enrolled in school in Walton and Okaloosa Counties who receive free or reduced lunch. Since its inception, CVHN has facilitated more than 71,000 free procedures, with over $5.2 million in free health services provided to the community. CVHN spends 94 cents of every dollar on its programs. The vision of CVHN is for all God’s children to be healthy, happy, and prepared for the future. Until that day there is more work to be done. For more information, call 850.622.3200 or visit cvhnkids.org.