Bud & Alley’s to host 10th Annual Hurricane Party

Special to The Log

Bud & Alley’s in Seaside will host the 10th Annual Hurricane Party from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, with all proceeds benefiting Children’s Volunteer Health Network, Inc. Event sponsors include Bud & Alley’s, SETCO, Employment Screening Services, Mermaids of 30A, SoWal.com and Rex Lumber.

South Walton’s longest-established and award-winning restaurant, Bud & Alley’s, will host this year’s annual party with entertainment provided by Motown favorites Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces. Along with the amazing views, food, beverages, dancing and fun that Bud and Alley’s is famous for, the event will also feature a live and silent auction. Select auction items will be posted online for a pre-auction two weeks prior to the party. Anyone will be able to bid on the items, whether they plan to attend the party or not. Online bidding details will be posted on www.CVHNkids.org. Mobile bidding will be an exciting new addition to the auction this year which will allow party goers to bid on their phones or mobile devices.

“The Hurricane Party goes back to the very beginning of CVHN,” said CVHN Executive Director, Zach Billingsley. “When the Founding Members of CVHN were planning the very first fundraiser for the organization back in 2004, hurricane evacuations threatened the success of the event. The event organizers personally called the invitation list asking people to come back into town for the Hurricane Party. The community showed up in a big way, raising more than $40,000 and the name stuck. Now in its 10th year, the Hurricane Party benefiting CVHN has become one of the most well-known parties of the year.”

“We are so pleased to be hosting the Hurricane Party benefiting CVHN again this year at Bud & Alley's,” said Dave and Carol Rauschkolb, owners of Bud & Alley’s. “We are drawn to this cause because the heart of this organization is about enriching children's lives. Providing free, essential health and dental services to uninsured and underinsured children lessens suffering and builds stronger, more productive and happy children in our area. Together we can make a tremendous and meaningful difference for these children. Please join us for this important event.”

The doors will open at 6 p.m. with heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Tickets are limited and will be $75 in advance and $100 day of the party. If your business is interested in getting involved, there are various sponsorship levels available and opportunities to donate auction items. All proceeds from the auction go to CVHN, which spends 95 cents of every dollar on its programs that directly benefit kids in Walton and Okaloosa County. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.CVHNkids.org or contact Kim at 850-622.3200, ext. 101 or email admin@CVHNkids.org.