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Habitat for Humanity of Walton 
County Raises $6,220 at 2nd 
Annual Hard Hats & High Heels


Women’s empowerment luncheon doubles 

support in second year.

Habitat for Humanity of Walton County, 

Florida raised $6,220 at the 2nd annual “Hard 
Hats & High Heels” women’s empowerment 
luncheon held at Trebeache on Thursday, 
May 10, 2018. 

Presented by Silver Sands Premium 

Outlets, over 100 community-minded women 
attended the uplifting event in support of 
Habitat’s mission of affordable housing in 
Walton County, doubling the proceeds of the 
event’s fi rst year.

During the fi rst half of the luncheon 

women enjoyed networking, music by 
DJ 30A, ‘Construction & Couture’ photo 
booth pictures, engaging activities and raffl e 
competitions – She Nailed It and Home is the 
Key, with prizes. 

During the second half of the event, a 

plated lunch was served while women heard 
from the ‘Who Built You Up?’ guest speaker, 
Laurie Beck of Pilates by the Sea. Custom 
created Velia Lala Designs awards recognized 
the 2018 Glamour to the Hammer recipient 
and long-time Women Build Week committee 
leader Cindy McCue, and Silver Sands 
Premium Outlets presented the Veronica 
Macias 2018 Power Woman of the Year award 
to JL Franklin.

“We were extremely pleased with the 

turnout for our second year,” says Habitat 
Walton County Executive Director Teresa 
Imdieke. “Women are concerned about 
the status of affordable housing in Walton 
County. We are bringing them together to 
advocate on behalf of those in need, educate 
the on the status of housing in our county, and 
provide actionable ways they can help. We 
are excited to continue growing the event to 
provide even more help for those in Walton 
County,” says Imdieke.

IMPACT 100 of Northwest Florida 
Announces Membership and 
Funding Totals

IMPACT 100 NWF will have (10) 

ten fi nalists. Two fi nalists will be chosen 
from each of our fi ve focus areas: Arts & 
Culture, Education, Environment, Health 
& Recreation, and Family. In addition to 
our Finance Committee who thoroughly 
vets each grant applicant organization, the 
fi ve grant review committees consist of 
members that are responsible for review of 
grant applications and conduct site visits with 
applicants.  Each committee then provides 
recommendations of fi nalists to the Board 
of Directors who in turn approves the ten 
fi nalists.  At the November 2018 annual 
meeting, IMPACT 100 NWF members will 
vote to determine one winner from each focus 
area, totaling fi ve grant winners who will each 
receive a grant award of $102,800.

For additional information about IMPACT 

100 NWF or to join the organization, please 
go to www.impactnwf.org. The website 
provides two educational videos that include 
an overview of IMPACT 100 NWF and 
features our grant awardees from 2012 to 
2016. The grant award video highlights the 
successful community outreach and the 
services provided by the nonprofi ts grant 
awardees of Okaloosa and Walton Counties.  

IMPACT 100’s mission is to fi nancially 

support nonprofi t organizations in our area 
by bringing together women philanthropists 
as members.  Every membership dollar goes 
directly towards the grant award fund.  Since 
2012, IMPACT 100 NWF will award $2.2 
million in funding. 

Announcement :
The mission of Impact 100 of Northwest 

Florida, Inc. is to provide fi nancial support to 
non-profi t organizations in Northwest Florida 
by empowering women as philanthropists, by 
bridging the geographic areas of our region, 

and by leveraging the talents of women to be 
a positive force for good in our communities.
Contact: Susan Page, IMPACT 100 Board of 
Directors at Susan.page@ppccfl .com, phone:  

Uptown Station Announces Movies 
in the Park Series


The Fort Walton Beach community is 

invited to re-live the old time drive-in movie 
experience at Uptown Station’s Central Park. 
Movies will take place every other Saturday 
in July and the fi rst Saturday in August. 
Movies begin tentatively at 7:30 p.m. or dark, 
whichever occurs fi rst. The schedule includes 
new releases such as Coco and The Last Jedi. 
All attendees are encouraged to bring blankets 
and chairs for seating. Movies in the Park 
are complimentary to attend and open to the 

Located at 99 Eglin Parkway NE, Uptown 

Station is the town center of Fort Walton 
Beach and heartbeat of the Emerald Coast. 
Owned by Slate Properties, Uptown Station 
is the area’s premier shopping center with 
over 60 national and specialty stores along 
with a variety of dining choices. At the center 
of Uptown Station Florida’s tallest fl agpole 
fl ies 170 feet in the air and is dedicated to all 
members of the United States Military, Law 
Enforcement, Fire Departments and all fi rst 
responders. From shopping to dining, to 
special local events, Uptown Station has it all. 

July 7 – The Last Jedi
July 21 – Cars 3
August 4 – Coco

For more information on Uptown Station 

visit www.uptownstation.com or Find 
Uptown Station on Facebook and Twitter. 

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