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Camellia sale and fundraiser at Eden Gardens State Park Feb. 13 – 14

The Friends of Eden will be holding a camellia sale and fundraiser at Eden Gardens State Park on Saturday, Feb. 13 – 14, 2021 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. They will have air layered camellias available, as well as some nursery grown camellias. The volunteers have put in a lot of sweat and love into air-layering these camellias out of the grounds so that our supporters can have a piece of Eden to take home with them. More than 80...

Walton County Master Gardener program starts Feb. 25

The Walton County Extension Service is taking applications for the 2021 Master Gardener Volunteer Program.  The Master Gardener Programming in Florida is a joint endeavor of the University of Florida/IFAS Extension, individual counties and gardening volunteers in participating counties.  The program is designed to recruit and train volunteers to help meet the growing demands placed on County Extension personnel by home gardeners. The primary requirements for participation in the Master Gardener Volunteer program are: ‚a sincere interest in gardening and...

Merry Main Street festivities in DeFuniak Springs Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19

Main Street DeFuniak Springs has announced its “Merry Main Street” schedule of events to begin on Small Business Saturday, November 28, 2020. Taking place every Saturday before Christmas in Historic Downtown DeFuniak Springs, events include in-store specials, visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus, photo opportunities with The Character Clubhouse, rides on the Choctaw Express Train and live holiday performances by local groups. For the support of its community and putting small businesses first, Main Street DeFuniak Springs has been designated...

Camellias bring vibrant color to winter landscapes

With their shiny green leaves, compact growth habit and unique blooms, camellias are the winter queen of flowering shrubs.  Worldwide, there are about 250 different species of camellias.  In the landscapes of Northwest Florida, the most commonly grown species are Camellia sasanqua, Camellia japonica and hybrids of these.  Collectors and botanical gardens may have Camellia reticulata, Camellia hiemalis, Camellia vernalis and hybrids of multiple species. The young leaves of another camellia species, Camellia sinensis, are processed for tea, one of...

Veterans Day ceremony in DeFuniak Springs Nov. 11

The City of DeFuniak Springs City Council invites the public to attend the 15th annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.  The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the John V. Lawson Amphitheater in Chipley Park on Circle Drive. For safety precautions, Circle Drive will be closed at South 7th Street to the entrance of the former Gulf Power building between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend this ceremony...

Hometown Christmas fair in DeFuniak Springs Nov. 28

The annual Hometown Christmas will be held Saturday, Nov. 28, from 8 am – 4 pm at the Walton County Fairgrounds on Highway 83 North in DeFuniak Springs. The annual shopping event brings thousands of holiday shoppers to historic DeFuniak Springs and features activities for children, food, entertainment, and hundreds of unique one-of-a-kind gifts for every taste. Free admission. For more information, call (850) 830-1661....

Veterans Memorial celebration and unveiling in Freeport Nov. 11

The unveiling of the final two Veteran memorials will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 11 at Freeport Veterans Memorial at Casey Park. The event will celebrate a decade of memorials erected dedicated to veterans. The last two named Freedom Flame and The Grace Project, a tribute to women who serve in our armed forces. Freeport Veterans Memorial at Casey Park is located at 112 Hwy. 20 W, Freeport. For more information contact Tim Ard, project chair at...

Daffodil lecture in DeFuniak Springs Nov. 14

On Sat., Nov.14, 2020 from 10 -11 a.m., Master Gardener Dara Dobson of 7 Pines Native Plant Nursery will host a free lecture on daffodils. The program will cover best cultivars for our warm climate, how to plant and how to maintain for years of enjoyment. There will be 10 types of bulbs available for purchase. Short Daffodil history Growth cycle, best planting practices Correct planting Depth and spacing Best cultivars for the south Planting in pots/demonstration Forcing bulbs 7...

Learn about cane syrup making in Chipley Nov. 7

Maphis Nursery and Tree Farm is hosting an old fashioned cany syrup making event on Sat., Nov.  7, 2020 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Join in to see how cane syrup was made in the old days. Chew some cane, drink some juice, help feed the mill. It’s all in a good days fun and is free for you to attend. Cane syrup will be available afterwards for purchase. Maphis Nursery and Tree Farm is located at 814 Rattlebox...

South Walton Fire District hosting Angel Tree

South Walton Fire District is once again sponsoring the Caring and Sharing Angel Tree. Each holiday season the “Angel Tree” is filled with names of children throughout Walton County that otherwise may not receive Christmas gifts without your assistance. “Angels” are available for selection beginning through Dec. 1, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Station 3/Headquarters, 911 North County Highway 393, Santa Rosa Beach. The deadline for gift drop off is Dec. 2, 2020....

Walton County hazmat day Oct. 31

Walton County Haz-Mat Collection Day will be held Saturday, October 31 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Walton County Solid Waste offers our citizens an environmentally safe way to dispose of hazardous household waste at no charge. There are two events annually, usually in the spring and again in the fall, at two separate locations in the county. Walton County Fairgrounds – Highway 83 North, DeFuniak Springs Topsail Hill Preserve State Park – 7525 W County Highway 30A, Santa Rosa...

Walton County hosting clean up in Choctaw Beach Oct. 8 – 12

Walton County is offering dumpsters in Choctaw Beach at Cedar Ave. and Jupiter Drive Oct. 8 – 12, 2020. Dumpsters will be provided for Walton County residents to dispose of tires (4), appliances, electronics, metal, furniture, old lumber, junk, and other miscellaneous debris. The District 4 Road Crew will collect yard waste in the community during the week. This event is for the convenience of the residents of the community to dispose of small quantities of junk and debris. This...