The Price is Right

That’s because you will decide what YOU want to pay for all the numerous items in both our silent and live auctions held during the fourth Annual Pig Roast Sat. March 17 at 676 Circle Drive from 3 – 8 p.m. right here in DeFuniak. You will also get to enjoy a beautiful setting decorated by everbody’s favorite volunteer, Jean Anderson, and her crew of Vera and Linda Goodwin.
We have had a variety of donated items, ranging from hotel stays at the beach to spa packages, private photo shoots in your home, art work, oil changes, three months of lawn care, meals at both Bogey’s and The Tropicana Club, Taco City and a $4,000 three-sided glass (gas) fireplace that can be used for either propane or natural gas. Hotel DeFuniak has donated a three day, two night stay at their boutique and newly renovated hotel. Great for your out – of- town guests. They can have privacy and so can you.
Some of the prettiest auction items are bags hand embroidered by Wayne Sconiers featuring Sadie and the Chautauqua Building. One of a kind for sure. Come and check out all the items available and be sure and bring cash or your checkbook as we can’t accept credit cards (yet). We will work on that for the future.
Since it is St. Patrick’s Day, we will have green beer available. Come out and support the restoration efforts of our revered Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood. One hundred percent of all ticket sales go directly to that project, as all costs are underwritten by a private donor. Nothing is withheld for expenses. There have been several direct donations from local businesses. Our platinum donors are A-1 Mini Storage, Silver Sands Premium Outlets (The Howard Group) and J. P. Engineering of Freeport. In- kind donations have come from Ch2M, Murphy’s Garage, Emerald Coast Technical College and Hotel DeFuniak. Check out our banners during the Roast for additional patrons. We are most grateful to everyone who has supported this event.
We hope you will join the many supporters who are working to make DeFuniak great again by restoring our legacy structure. That great building out there on the lake needs your help There is much for you to do and enjoy during this event. We will begin at 2 p.m. with a free tour/talk with restoration architect, Victor Bowman. Meet him in front of the building and learn about its current and future needs.
It is amazing what you will get for the $40 price per ticket. It includes a great meal, together with five hours of entertainment, dancing, music, tour of two historic homes, Chautauqua history by golf cart, live performances, two kinds of auctions, a 50/50 raffle and a raffle for an electric bicycle costing nearly $2,000. The winning ticket will be drawn by our favorite leprechaun, Grace Collier. Her Dad, Bruce Collier, will be live on stage with Mark Douglass as they read from one of the world’s greatest wits and playwrights – Irishman, Oscar Wilde.
Golf cart tours will depart every 30 minutes from “The Piggy House” featuring Dean Debolt and the fascinating history of Chautauqua and DeFuniak Springs. There will be a stop at Pansy cottage for a performance by Alexa Kempson who will fulfill the interesting role of “Pansy.”

Come on out and support your community and its landmark structure. Tickets available at Hotel DeFuniak, Nook and Cranny, Main Street, The Art Co-Op, The Little Big Store, Vault 46 and Sanford and Sisters. See you on the Pig Trail. Info dianepickett0@gmail.com ph (850) 259-4317.