This weekend in Gulf and Franklin

Looking for something to do this weekend? There’s a lot going on in Gulf and Franklin Counties.

Wewahitchka Christmas Parade

Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. CST

Wewahitchka will be hosting its annual Christmas Parade on Highway 71 in Downtown Wewahitchka.

Scrooge on the Street

Dec. 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. EST

The characters of the Christmas classic — A Christmas Carol — will lead a guided tour through downtown Port St. Joe. The tour, which begins at the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce office on Reid Avenue, costs $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Carrabelle Country Market Saturday

Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST

This country market at the Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle on Saturday features vendors from the community. These markets are held every first, third and fifth Saturdays. The market is recruiting new and returning vendors; the cost is $10 a market. For more information, contact 850-697-2732, [email protected] or

Christmas bake sale and pancakes with Santa

Dec. 17 from 8 to 11 a.m. EST

The Gulf County Senior Citizens Association will be hosting a Christmas Bake sale at the Senior Center in Port St. Joe, located at 120 Library Drive. They will also be hosting a pancake breakfast with Santa. Proceeds will benefit the Senior Citizens Association.

Golf Cart Parade

Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. EST

The St. Joe Beach 2022 Deck Your Golf Cart Parade will be raising funds to benefit the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society. The parade will be held on Americus Avenue. Registration is $20.

Meet the Editor

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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