BIRD TALK: Merry Christmas from the Destin Snowbirds

Sigrid J. Aeschleman
Snowbirds always have a lot of fun at McGuire's. SPECIAL TO THE LOG

This week has been very quiet at The Roost as many snowbirds are either shopping for Christmas gifts, traveling home to be with family, or busy in activities that help them occupy their time during this holiday season. The Destin Street Parade and Harbor Boat Parade last week were the culminating activities for this 2016 calendar year. Now we rest up, enjoy the season and a little “time off” and prepare for the next, and very large, influx of snowbirds to arrive after the first of the year.

For those winter visitors just arriving on the Emerald Coast who have not yet registered or who do not know what the details are for the upcoming registrations and meetings, we want to encourage you to visit our website at www.destinsnowbirds.org to get the latest updated information. In addition, we will help you keep those details up front in your mind by providing that information to you in both The Destin Log (Saturday edition) and the Northwest Florida Daily News (Sunday paper) so that you won’t miss the particulars.

The BIG registration will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, at The Roost in the Destin Community Center. The annual fee is $8 per person and volunteers will be present at registration to help you find your way and to answer any questions you may have. Vendors will be present at registration to share some of their samples and to entice you to visit their restaurants while staying in the area. Additional details about registration will be in next week’s papers.

Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 10, two meetings per week will be held in the Destin Community Center. Meetings will be at 8:30 and 11 a.m. with registrations prior to each meeting from 7:30-8:15 a.m. and 10-10:45 on Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31, Feb. 7 and 14. If questions, call Linda Zukonik, registration coordinator, at 850-650-7150.

Storage lockers will be open for pick-up of stored items on Jan. 3 from 2-3 p.m. and Jan. 7 and 14 from 8-9 a.m.

The Destin Snowbird Club wishes you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season.

Sigrid J. Aeschleman, publicity director, is from Illinois and can be reached at destinsnowclub.publicity@gmail.com.