Celebrity Server Luncheon raises more than $13,000

Special to The Log
Jessica Proffitt (center) was awarded the “Top Celebrity Server” for most money raised. There was a tie for “Best Costume” between Jennifer Lovell as Princess Leia and Zandra Wolfgram as Harry Potter.

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s Celebrity Server Luncheon was a ton of fun and a huge success.

Local business leaders dressed in costume Sept. 13 to serve up awareness and raise funds for the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s “All Kinds of Art” educational outreach program. These big-hearted participants dressed as their favorite storybook or movie character for the luncheon held at Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Destin. “All Kinds of Art” stimulates students through inspiring cultural art presentations in classrooms across Okaloosa and Walton counties.

Education chairman, Matthew Dahlman, said, “The celebrity servers and Paul Schreiner of Carrabba’s Italian Grill are deserving of a standing ovation for their support in raising more than $13,070 to benefit the Foundation’s All Kinds of Art student educational outreach program.”

The Foundation applauds the generosity and competitive spirit among the participating celebrity servers: Cindy Frakes (Okaloosa County School Board), Deborah Hale (ResortQuest Real Estate), Bill Lindsley (Simple HR), Jim Liufau (State Farm Insurance), Jennifer Lovell (Coastal Bank & Trust), David Pleat (Pleat & Perry, P.A.), Jessica Proffitt (Proffitt PR), Kelly Seebaldt (Kelly Seebaldt Dentistry), Kathy Whidden (Emerald Coast Chiropractic), Myra Williams (Howard Group), and Zandra Wolfgram (Emerald Coast Magazine)

Since 1995, All Kinds of Art has impacted morethan 200,000 students in more than 55 schools in Okaloosa and Walton Counties through cultural education programs where art curriculum is severely limited.

Become a “Friend of AKA” today by contacting the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation at 850-650-2226 or donate directly online at