The Mayor's Post - September 21, 2017

Greetings from the Mayor’s Office…..

Well we again dodged the hurricane and so thankful for our area and send out prayers to those who were affected.
This past weekend was the 4th Annual “Bayfest” and it was well attended, some 40 vendors set up their wares for your shopping enjoyment and entertainment began at 12:00 until 7:45 and was wonderful. Silent Auction items were available from The Town Planters Society of Freeport with the money going for Relay for Life, a Glo-Run and a Kids Zone was all free for the community enjoyment. Many thanks to the committee and the volunteers that helped to make the event successful.

The next event on the calendar is the 5th Annual Mayor’s Ball sponsored by The Town Planter’s Society of Freeport and will be held on October 21st at the Hammock Bay Lake Club. Tickets are available at Emerald Coast Flowers & Gifts or City Hall- $30 ea., $50- Couple or a Corporate Table of 8 for $300 which includes 8 Drink tickets. Great Entertainment by The Crowned Jewelz Band of Mobile, Al., and a Silent Auction with the proceeds of the event going to help those less fortunate families in the community during the holiday time with a holiday meal and gifts for their children, please mark your calendars and come a be a part of this fun event and help the cause for those who may otherwise not have a Christmas.

The City Council is in the process of working again on their CIP for 2018 prioritizing the projects they fill is necessary to help move the city ahead for the next year. The announcements of new business coming to Freeport have been made and a couple of new businesses have already opened- Ally Maddox Boutique located at the end of NewStalgia , Skippers Furniture Store located at the old Food Depot. Stone Interiors located in the Industrial Park on Bulldog Road (old Business 331) is having their grand opening on Monday September 25th beginning at 5:30.

Freeport High School will be holding their Homecoming Football Game this Friday night, so please go and support the local team. GO DAWGS! The annual Veterans Memorial Ceremony will be held on November 10th (Friday) with the unveiling of the new Purple Heart Monument and then on Saturday Night Nov 11th there will be a concert held at the new pavilion at Hammock Bay with entertainers from the area to help kickoff the fund raising of the final monument for the Veterans Memorial site- the concert is FREE to the public but donations will be taken- the amount to be raised for this project is $40,000, so mark your calendars and bring your blankets or lawn chairs and join a fun filled night of entertainment-additional information will be made as it comes available. As always any questions, concerns or comments please let me hear from you – 850-835-2822.