Palafox Place will close down for a massive party. Street closures begin on the morning of December 31st and continue until 1 am.
There is plenty of handicap and regular parking in the Jefferson garage as well as the local parking lots downtown.
Folks begin arriving as early as 5pm on December 31 for the family friendly events. Some of the prime viewing spots will be filled by mid-evening.
There are public portable restrooms through out the event location.
The local bars and restaurants will be open to buy food and drinks as well as food vendors on the streets. No coolers please.
Approximately twenty-five thousand people will end up on Palafox Place the night of New Year’s Eve.
Only service animals allowed.
This year for Christmas Wishes, we are assisting United Way in helping needy children have toys under their Christmas tree. It started with an idea… What if we could raise thousands of dollars and fulfill more toy wishes this year? The United Way says that Christmas 2015 will likely see the largest number of kids in need but there are fewer organizations who are able to help.
Next we came up with how we could do it… Have a Concert! William Michael Morgan, Mo Pitney and SCOTTY MCCREERY all agreed to come to Pensacola and donate their talent to the show.
Next… how do we get a location that can hold enough people to make a difference? That’s where Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union came in. Gulf Winds has underwritten the cost of doing a concert event at the Saenger Theater on Palafox. Thanks to the generosity of Gulf Winds, all of the proceeds of the show go directly to United Way to help some needy children have something under their Christmas tree.
The result? We raised over $15,072 to be distributed by the United Way!
United Way Escambia County is the fiscal agent. Florida Solicitation of Contributions Act# CH746.
Christmas Wishes will be granted from November 30 – December 24.A Note on Toy Wishes: This year, thanks to our partnership with the United Way, we are working to help more children in need have toys under the tree. To apply for for a Christmas Wish with toys in Escambia and Santa Rosa County starting on December 1, please call 2-1-1 (the United Way). They will be screening all applicants for assistance with basic toy needs. All other wishes can be sent in below… What is YOUR Christmas Wish? Would you like to help to help this year?
What would you do with an extra $100 this Christmas?
Rules – Click Here
Let’s start something cool… #SayThePledge Post a video of you saying the Pledge of Allegiance on Instragram, Twitter, and Facebook with the hashtag “SayThePledge”
Stroll through the charming brick walkways of Downtown Pensacola to experience an eclectic array of music, art and cuisine. Explore galleries and businesses featuring the works of dozens of local artists. Soak up the sounds of local musicians and the aromas of local cuisine as the energy of the evening carries you from venue to venue. Gallery Night is a free event and many businesses provide light refreshments.
2015 Gallery Night Schedule
Special thanks to our 5pm-9pm street closure sponsors, Stella Artois!
Winner: Best Radio Station
Winner: Best Website
Winner: Best Person to “Friend” on Facebook (Brent Lane)
Winner: Best Radio Personality (Brent Lane)
Runner-up Best Morning Radio Show (The Cat Pack Morning Show)
Runner-up: Best Person or Business to Follow on Instagram
Runner-up: Best Person or Business to Follow on Twitter
Runner-up: Best Person or Business to Follow on Twitter (Brent Lane)
Winner: Best Morning Radio Show (Pensacola Morning News with Andrew McKay)
Runner-up:Best Radio Personality (Andrew McKay)
Runner-up: Best Radio Personality (Wendi Summers )
Runner-up: Best Person to “Friend” on Facebook (Wendi Summers )
Corporal Daniel Palmer is a lifelong resident of Milton, Florida in Santa Rosa County. He came home in 2012 severely injured. Daniel is married to Becky and they have two children, Cameron and Vanessa Faith. Daniel was a member of the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps.
Daniel enlisted in the Marine Corps in June 2008. He deployed to Marjah, Afghanistan in December 2009 as a member of the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. On March 20, 2010 Daniel was wounded while patrolling in Marjah, Afghanistan. He stepped on an IED, improvised explosive device, causing the loss of his right foot and a portion of his lower leg. He is being treated for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other medical issues.
After Daniel’s injury, he was sent to a medical facility in Germany where he was treated for a week. From there he went to National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland for almost a month. Daniel was then transferred to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where he received physical therapy treatment for about nine months.
After his treatment in Washington, Daniel was stationed at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C. for two years. There he went through the military medical board process and was medically retired in August of 2012 with 90% disability.
Daniel and his family returned home on July 27, 2012, to a thunderous welcome-home celebration at Pensacola International Airport. Hundreds of well-wishers were in attendance. Gulf Coast Veterans In Need organized this homecoming and has worked since to support the Palmer Family’s transition to civilian life.
The Santa Rosa County Veterans Memorial Foundation and the Gulf Coast Veterans in Need groups have been diligently working to build a new home for this local hero and his family. With a January groundbreaking in Chumuckla, Florida, it is expected that the home will be completed by summer 2015.
Additional help is needed. Blackie Black, Bagdad Construction, is the home builder who is generously donating his time and leadership for this project. For information on building material donations or volunteering, please call Blackie at (850) 572-8563.
For cash contributions to Gulf Coast Veterans in Need, you can donate on-line at http://gulfcoastveterans.org/donate/ or by mailing a check to: Gulf Coast Veterans in Need, Inc., Post Office Box 13245, Pensacola, Florida 32591.
The Donation List:
|As of 2/25/15 at 3:17 PM|
|The Independence Fund, Inc.||$25,000 grant|
|Coastal Bank & Trust – Karen Welch||Bank Mortgage|
|Gulf Coast Veterans in Need||$10,000 for lot|
|Alan Miller||House Plans|
|Lonnie Joiner||Lot Clearing|
|Southland Builders – Gordon Howell||Fill Dirt|
|Santa Rosa County||Building Permits|
|Bagdad Home Builders, Inc.||Septic Tank Permit|
|Myricks Foundation LLC||Concrete for Block|
|Swift Supply & Quality Masonry – split 1/2||Block for Foundation|
|Salter 3c’s||Masonry Sand|
|Joey Palmer & Quality Masonry||Block Labor|
|Florida Pest Control||Soil Treatment|
|Robert Gonzalez Plumbing||Plumbing Labor|
|USA Ready Mix & Gulf Breeze Rotary Club||Concrete Material|
|Myricks Foundation LLC||Concrete Labor|
|Pittman Lumber & Building Supply||Framing Package|
|Doug Albert Construction, Bagdad Home Builders & Volunteers||Framing Labor|
|Vernon Martin||Truss Labor|
|Electric Light Construction & Clary Electric||Electrical Labor|
|Lunsford Heating & Air||Heat & Air Material|
|Lunsford Heating & Air||Heat & Air Labor|
|Abrams Group Construction||Roof Labor|
|Navarre Lumber & Supply||Interior Doors|
|Foamseal Insulation System, Inc. – Jimmy Burgess||Insulation|
|www.honoringthesacrifice.org – Randy Beach – $5000||Sheetrock|
|www.honoringthesacrifice.org – Randy Beach – $5000||Sheetrock Labor|
|Navarre Lumber & Supply – checking w/vendors||Trim Material|
|Bagdad Home Builders, Inc., Gulf Coast Cabinets & Volunteers||Trim Labor|
|Bagdad Home Builders, Inc. & Volunteers||Paint Labor|
|Legacy Building Supply Company||Vinyl Siding Material|
|Advanced Siding||Vinyl Siding Labor|
|W R Taylor Brick||Brick|
|Joey Palmer||Brick Labor|
|Painter Plus – John Teach||Carpet Labor|
|John Price||Tile Labor|
|Custom Gutters of Northwest Florida – Randy Sellars||Gutters|
|Custom Gutters of Northwest Florida – Randy Sellars||Gutter Labor|
|Swort Home Solution||Cabinets|
|Custom Wood Concepts of Northwest Florida, Inc. and Billy Swort||Cabinet Labor|
|Quigley Electric||Ceiling Fans|
|Door Knobs & Locks|
|Indoor Sprinkler System|
|Lowes||Plants & Labor|
|Pinkard Garage Doors||Garage Door|
|Clyde’s Well Service – Mike Ward||Water Well|
|Sheriff Wendell Hall, Claude Duvall & Volunteers||Fish Fry|
|Oakland Ard||Cash Donation|
|21st Century Marble & Granite, Inc. – William Jernigan, President||Bathroom Material & Labor|
|Debbie Watson – 9050 West Hwy 98 #27 Pensacola, FL 32506||$100 Donation|
|Commander Michael Curry – 3577 Stratford Lane Pace, FL 32571||$50 Donation|
|Carol Lanthrip – 5411 Greenleaf Drive Pace, FL 32571||$50 Donation|
|Carter & Sons – David Carter||Portable restrooms for remainder of job|
|Phyllis Clark||Sewing Machine|
Pensacola’s locally owned country radio station, Cat Country 98.7, has been nominated as Radio station of the Year in markets our size by the Academy of Country Music. This is the 50th Annual Awards Show and this year the show is set for Sunday April 19, 2015 in Dallas, Texas and will be shown LIVE on CBS. This will be Cat Country 98.7’s 7th nomination in the last 11 years and the station has previously won this award in 2006, 2009, and 2011.
Dave Hoxeng, station owner, said “Our team is passionate about our community and country music, this is a great honor!”