Local celebrities champion arts education

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Celebrity servers raised about $12,000 at last year’s Celebrity Luncheon. The goal of Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation this year is to raise more education funds to be able to help more students.

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation will bring your favorite children’s storybook, cartoon and movie characters to life to raise awareness and funding to support All Kinds of Art, a K-12 educational outreach program in Okaloosa and Walton counties. 

The MKAF will host its Fourth Annual Celebrity Server Luncheon Sept. 24 at Bonefish Grill in Destin. Lunch will be served in two seatings, at 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Local celebrities will be dressed in full costume dressed as their favorite childhood storybook or movie/film character and compete for the best dressed and most earned tips and ticket sales. 

Enjoy a Bonefish Grill lunch served by the following local celebrities: Robin Cannon (Artist, 2014 Festival of the Arts Poster Winner), Ronda Davenport (United Way), Dr. Jennifer Esses (Women & Children First), Nathanael Fisher (Emerald Coast Theatre Company), Nancy Grisgby (Fresenius Medical Care), Greg Kisela (Manager, City of Destin), Jennifer Lovell (Coastal Bank & Trust), Leah McGill (Teacher, Destin Middle School), Robert McGill (McGill Title & Escrow), Peter Mohylsky (Destin Exclusive Real Estate), Rhonda Murray (Emerald Coast Magazine), Paul Schreiner (MKAF Board of Director), Kathleen Schumacher (Artist, Kathleen Schumacher Fine Art) and Dr. Alexis Tibbetts (Walton County School District).  

Purchase advance tickets for $20 per person from one of the above celebrity servers or call MKAF at 850-650-2226. If you are unable to attend the luncheon, advance tips and donations are encouraged. All proceeds will benefit All Kinds of Art to bring art enrichment programs to broaden the education outreach to children, schools and United Way agencies.