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Community Shows Up Big for Holiday Celebration

BAY COUNTY, Fla. - The All Things Panama City Beach Outreach Non- Profit Facebook page is home to events,  pictures and stories from all types of residents. 

"It never intended to be a hurricane relief non profit, but that's the need right now," said Chris Jennings, President and Founder of ATPCB. 

So when a call to action was made, Jennings the community showed up. "I expected it. We've got a great group and you know, all I have to do is ask and people come through."

Jennings and his wife, Laura, wanted to bring Christmas cheer to the area and when asked to help in a toy drive, they made a post on that Facebook page. The post brought in thousands of donations.

The Jennings' also called for volunteers to help wrap the presents and they got their wish. More than 50 people showed up to help wrap all of the donated presents..
Residents from all walks of life spent the afternoon chatting, wrapping  gifts and enjoying Santa's cookies.

"Just to see them all coming together is really awesome, we're proud to be apart of this community," said Laura Jennings. 

One volunteer, Carrie Brown also helped in donating more than 200 bikes to children at a local elementary. She says she is committed to the community, "I'll do everything I can to help the children, and help build our city, a new city now."

The Hope and Healing Holiday Celebration is Sunday, December 9th at the Tommy Oliver Stadium.

The first 1000 Children under the age of 16 will be given a ticket at the main entrance of Tommy Oliver for a free wrapped gift donated by All Things Panama City Beach. Please limit one ticket per child. While supplies last.

The event begins at 2:00 p.m. and will feature food, live music and a visit from the big man himself, Santa Clause. 

More information is found below.

Musical line up:

The Bay County Community Choir

Celebrated Pianist Marvin Goldstein and soloist Vanessa Joy Billy Rader and friends True Soul

Servpro Cozy Corner: Featuring complimentary Gourmet Hot Chocolate, Hot Cider, and a limited supply of blankets and gloves to be given out. 

Holiday Ornament DIY station: The Little Mustard Seed will help families create a special holiday ornament for the tree. Limited to the first 500 who participate.

Sons 1936 Smokehouse and Temperley’s British Eatery will be on hand selling great food items.

For more information about All Things Panama City Beach Outreach, click here

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