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November 20 – Friendsgiving at The Island Resort on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach

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There’s nothing more fun than sitting down and having a great meal with people you love!

At Youth Village, we don’t’ just provide educational and fun opportunities to our program children, we also provide several great family opportunities to their families as well. One of those ways is our “Second Annual Friendsgiving Lunch.” Our first lunch was last November and was attended by our 3-5 year old preschool children only. This year’s event is for ALL the children and families of Youth Village!

We’ll be presenting our Friendsgiving Lunch on Sunday, November 20 from 1:00 – 4:00pm at The lsland Resort, 1500 Miracle Strip Parkway SE on Okaloosa Island on the 6th floor “Maui Ballroom” over-looking the gulf! It will be a buffet-style Italian lunch. Parking Fee will be waived for all attendees!

Entertainment will be provided by young students from the Grow Your Gift Conservatory of Music. The Grow Your Gift Conservatory of Music is the only music school dedicated to music performance in the Fort Walton Beach area. There will also be a special performance by some of the Youth Village preschool students!

We’ll also have drawings for some great prizes for everyone including a special drawing for one lucky Youth Village family! Southwest Airlines has donated 4 round-trip tickets to us to donate to one Youth Village family and they are valid on any Southwest Airlines flight operated, published and scheduled service in the United States, its territories and its possessions including Puerto Rico. The tickets are valid between the dates of November 1, 2022 – November 1, 2023….one entire year! Please help us celebrate our families by becoming a sponsor or by purchasing an individual ticket for our Second Annual Friendsgiving Lunch!

  • Root Sponsor – $1,000
    • 3 VIP tickets to our Second Annual Friendsgiving Lunch at a reserved VIP table in the front
    • Inclusion in our Press Releases pertaining to this event
    • Recognition by event speakers from the podium with an option to address the attendees
    • Marketing materials about your company at a special table
    • Logo and name on the program
    • Mentions on our Facebook page
  • Tree Sponsor – $500
    • 2 VIP tickets to our Second Annual Friendsgiving Lunch at a reserved VIP table in the front
    • Inclusion in our Press Release pertaining to this event
    • Marketing materials about your company at a special table
    • Logo and name on the program
    • Mentions on our Facebook page
  • Leaf Sponsor – $250
    • Logo and name on the program
    • Mentions on our Facebook page
    • One general admission ticket at a non-reserved table
  • Individual Tickets (General Admission) – $100

Want to spend a couple of nights at this beautiful resort? Group Room Reservations are available! Please contact Founder/CEO Nellie Bogar at njbogar@yahoo.com for more information! Resort Fee will be waived for any reservations made using the Group Code.

If you would like to host an event to benefit Youth Village, please let us know! We will help publicize the event with you. Please contact Nellie Bogar, Founder/CEO at nellie@ouryouthvillage.org…and remember, it’s all about and for the kids!