Walk Her Way
On June 13 men, women and children of all ages walked to raise awareness of domestic violence. They put on a pair of heels and joined the walk! Whether wedges, pumps or stilettos, they bec ame part of a great cause.
Participants walked around the square in Rosemary Beach led by a New Orleans-style brass band. After the walk, there was an awards ceremony and after-party along with a free concert featuring Village Brass Band presented by the Merchants of Rosemary Beach.
The strut benefits two local organizations including the Shelter House. The Shelter House is a domestic violence center that serves Walton and Okaloosa counties. The Shelter House provides free and confidential services for victims — including a 24-hour hotline. They also provide crisis counseling, confidential shelter, transitional housing, supportive services for family members of sexual violence victims, outreach, advocacy and primary prevention.
A raffle ticket won some lucky walker a stand-up paddle board from Bombora Sun & Surf. The board is valued at $900. Platform level sponsors were George and Dianne Lindahl. Stiletto level sponsor was Acme Icehouse. Pump level sponsors included Rosemary Beach Trading Company, Silver Sands Premium Outlets, Merchants of Rosemary Beach, Bud & Alley's, Bombora Sun & Surf and many more. Other sponsors include Rosemary Beach Raquet club, Moonpize, Roger Johnson and Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast.
The event started at 6:30 p.m. at the Rosemary Beach Town Center. Everyone joined in to walk and support a great cause at the same time!