Registration opens for Boys & Girls Clubs’ summer program

FORT WALTON BEACH — Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast will soon enroll for summer youth development programming.

General public registration will open March 27 and will be on a first come, first served basis until each club has reached capacity.

The program is available at these locations: Pensacola-Englewood Club, Destin Elementary, Fort Walton Beach Youth, Fort Walton Beach Teen, Kenwood Elementary, South Walton and DeFuniak Springs Club.

The schedule is as follows:

•Okaloosa Clubs: Wednesday, May 31 – Tuesday, Aug. 8

•Walton County Clubs: Friday, May 26 – Tuesday, Aug. 8

•Escambia County Clubs: Wednesday, May 31 – Tuesday, Aug. 8

Walton County’s end of BGC Summer Program date is tentative, as Walton County School District has not released the official 2017-18 school year calendar.

Payment plans are available as follows:

•Registration fee and one-third of summer program paid on day of registration

•April 28: second payment due

•May 26: final payment due

The Boys & Girls Club focuses on character/leadership, education/career, health/life skills, the arts, sports/fitness/recreation and other specialized programs.

Call 862-1616 or go to for more information.


Baker Lions Club to present car show

CRESTVIEW — The Baker Lions Club Spring Fling Car Show is set 7:30 a.m. April 1 at the Baker Area Recreation Center, 5503 U.S. Highway 4, Baker.

A pancake breakfast will be available for purchase at 7:30 a.m.; registration for the car show is at 8 a.m. and costs $20. Antique vehicles will be on display.

The event — free to attend — includes booths with cakes, cookies and other canned goods, arts and crafts, and family-friendly activities. It also includes KidSight vision screenings for children.

The Lions Club has 10-feet-square booth spaces still available, some with electricity, for $20 to $25. Call 537-2491 for booth rental information.

Contact Mike Killam, 830-3994, or visit for show details.


Wanted: Seniors vs. Crime volunteers

CRESTVIEW — The Seniors vs. Crime office needs volunteers.

Seniors vs. Crime is a Florida Attorney General's office program that has helped protect seniors from fraud since 1989. It partners with law enforcement and other organizations to provide comprehensive assistance. The SVC’s local office handles a variety of scams including used cars and sub-par home improvement and repair projects.

Contact Crestview Office Manager Sheila Parish, 306-3176, or Region 5 Deputy Director JB Whitten, 813-489-5657, to volunteer.

Contact 306-3176, visit or call 800-203-3099 if you are a senior citizen who needs help fighting fraud.