The Welcome Triangle was decorated and lighted.
Thanks to everyone who helped in getting the Island ready for the holidays. Pictured below are some of the "OILA Elves".
Left picture, Connie Dunlap and Beth Jeter. Center picture, Dave Sherry, Nancy Hunt, and April Hunt. Right picture, Gary Hudson, Ron Herring, Connie Dunlap, Paula Hudson and Nancy Hunt.
There was a Christmas Decoration Contest. The following local businesses contributed prizes. Remember to support these local businesses and thank them for their contributions.
Southern Resort Property – Two Night Stay
The Island – Two Night Stay
Crab Trap - $25 & $50 Gift Certificates
Floyds - $25 & $50 Gift Certificates
Rockin Tacos - $25 & $50 Gift Certificates
Old Bay Steamer - $50 Gift Certificate
High Tide – Two $25 Gift Certificates
Fokkers - $25 Gift Certificate
Ali's - $30 Gift Certificate
Giovanni's - $20 Gift Certificate
Burrito Del Sol - $20 Gift Certificate
Waffle House - Two Breakfasts, Two Lunches
Southern Star – 4 Tickets
Gulfarium – 4 Tickets
Island National Mini Golf – Six Games
Wild Willies - $20
The Gulf - 2 Slipnit Glasses
TDC – Gift Bag
Props – Gift Basket
Emerald Coast Science Museum - Gift Basket with Wine and 6 Tickets
Cash's – Three Bottles of Wine
Tom Thumb – Water Bottle
Rich's Car Wash - $20
Run With It – Tee Shirt
OILA sponsered a Christmas Food Drive with the proceeds being donated to the local Sharing and Caring Food Bank. Donations were dropped off at the Fire Station. A special thanks to all those who donated.
Michele and Bob Seitz, OILA members and Sharing and Caring volunteers and 2019 Sharing and Caring Board members, delivered some 255 pounds of food, the most ever donated by an OILA food drive. (Yes, that is Jim Simpson's truck and Jim took the picture.)
OILA sponsored a Blood Drive on December 6th at the Fire Station. Thanks to all those who contributed the gift of life. Pictured below is Jim Simpson displaying his rewards for donating blood.