The Taylor Haugen Foundation (THF) and BrightView teamed up at Destin Commons’ annual Smoke on the Coast and took home second place People’s Choice and third place Most Spirited awards. THF and BrightView cooked up a barbecue macaroni and cheese and the foundation was awarded $5,000 for their delicious dish.

Taylor Haugen Foundation will use the funds to give local students scholarships, as well as help high school athletic programs all over the nation to outfit their players with the highest grade abdominal protective gear available. Funds for the scholarships are raised through generous donations from individuals and businesses, as well as the foundation’s annual event, Savor the Season, held each year in October. This year’s Savor the Season is planned for Oct. 27 at Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village.