Rosemary Review - Summer 2022

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NEWSLETTER

ROSEMARY REVIEW Rosemary Beach Foundation

MUSIC IN PICTURES Now its 12th year, Rosemary Beach Foundation’s Music in Pictures yearlong arts initiative is offered to 4,000 students in 20 schools. In collaboration with Florida State University faculty, the program includes art instruction, musical performances, juried exhibition and professional development for teachers

“Music in Pictures has been an annual staple of Walton County arts education for the past decade.” Dimitri Zachos, Art Educator, South Walton High School “Each year students throughout the district of all grade levels are given the opportunity to showcase their amazing talents and artistic achievements inspired by classical music and professional musicians.”


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JULY 4TH FESTIVITIES This year, the Merchants of Rosemary Beach were excited to welcome back a long-standing tradition; the Annual 4th of July Bike Decorating Breakfast. During the event, donations were collected by the Rosemary Beach Foundation and matched to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast.

“Thanks to the Rosemary Beach Foundation’s dedicated and continued support of our mission and young people, we are able to make a positive impact for all the youth we serve in South Walton.” Shervin Rassa, CEO, Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast. Annually, the Club serves 500 members, ages 5 – 18, Kindergarten through 12th grade.

FRIENDSHIP DRIVE Rosemary Beach Foundation has made a strong commitment to support our community through events, educational programs and charitable activities. Please join our efforts to help those in need by becoming A Friend of the Foundation. In our 16-year history, over $1 million has been donated to local organizations, schools, hurricane recovery and COVID-19 relief.


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MEET THE BOARD Austin Bentley serves as the VicePresident for the Rosemary Beach Foundation. He has been a member of the board since 2021. A native of Ellaville, Georgia, Austin attended the University of Georgia where he received his undergraduate degree in History and his graduate degree in financial planning. Currently, his serves at the Branch Manager for Progress Bank in Inlet Beach. Austin is very involved our local community and in 2020, graduated from the Leadership Walton program organized by the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce.

CHARITY SPOTLIGHT Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center ECCAC’s mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect, protect children in Okaloosa and Walton Counties and restore the lives and futures of these impacted children. Their child-friendly Centers house a multidisciplinary team of child protection personnel, prosecutors, law enforcement, DCF, therapists, ECCAC staff and volunteers. Over this 501-C-3 non-profit organization’s 23-year history, more than 15,000 children have received over 170,000 services at no cost. To learn more, visit www.eccac.org


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UPCOMING EVENTS Mark your calendars for a few of our upcoming Fall Events! September 16 - 18: REAL SIMPLE Home Tour Benefitting: Habitat for Humanity of Walton County October 27: Boos, Brews & Bingo Benefitting: Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center November 20: Rosemary Beach Unleashed Benefitting: Alaqua Animal Refuge December 3: Rosemary Beach Holiday Tour of Homes Benefitting: Shelter House of Northwest Florida

Rosemary Beach Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization under IRS ID #20-37648.

Rosemary Beach is a registered trademark owned by Rosemary Beach Holdings, LLC and is used with permission pursuant to a license from Rosemary Beach Holdings, LLC.