A SPECIAL TREE WAS DECORATED TO HONOR the late William “Bill” Holloway, Assistant City Manager and Public Works Director for DeFuniak Springs. The dedication was made Dec. 17, attended by some of Holloway’s friends and fellow city employees. (Photo by Quenton Woodham)
SIXTEEN INDIVIDUALS, ORGANIZATIONS and businesses entered this year’s Festival of Trees. The Freeport Community Center was a Christmas tree wonderland on Dec. 13 through 15, as the Freeport Town Planters Society held its second annual Festival of Trees event. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)
GUSTAV THE GREEN-NOSED GOAT, with Alan Daugherty, Meghan Bode and Brook Stetler, helps the Rep avoid a lawsuit from Rudolph, in one of many fractured Christmas tales being presented in Every Christmas Story Ever Told – And Then Some at Seaside Rep. (Photo courtesy of Seaside Rep)
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH – Walton County, the Board of County Commissioners and from the city of Paxton, along with members of the community attended a ribbon-cutting at the Health Department’s new Paxton clinic on Thursday, Dec. 12. (Photo by Reid Tucker)
SOME 125 FAMILIES attended and enjoyed a Christmas dinner, entertainment, gifts and a photo with Santa Claus. A team of determinedly charitable organizations, including the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, the Santa Patrol of the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, Anchor Club, Key Club, First Baptist Church, First United Methodist Church, Chautauqua Cruisers, the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots, Walmart, WZEP Radio and CHELCO, among others, banded together in DeFuniak Springs and prepared a feast of food, gifts and loving spirit for area families in need of a little Christmas.
PAXTON’S AUSTIN CARNLEY SCORED 12 POINTS AGAINST LAUREL HILL, achieving the feat primarily via his long-range shooting skills. The Bobcats’ 61-53 win makes it five straight against Laurel Hill. (Photo by Reid Tucker)