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Entertainment shapes up for March 9 Duck Derby

Duck Derby entertainment will be El Papi, Shane Johns, Forgotten Coast Dancing Witches, and our very own Lora Ellen Robertson! We have 12 non-profit organization vendors and four non-profit information booths! For event flyer and more information and Updates, go to our website gfwcwewahitchawomansclub.com and on the dashboard choose “DUCK DERBY 2024.” Find out how you can “adopt” a duck and be a part of a special time.

Sponsors for the Saturday, March 9 derby include Struttin Ducks: Firework Factory, Fisher’s Building Supply, Miller Heating and Air Conditioning, Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union, Centennial Bank, Port Realty Group, Gulf County Realty and 98 Real Estate Group; Super Ducks: Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services LLC, Dream Vacations, Jerry’s Framing Crews, Inc.; Current Solutions of the Gulf Coast electrical contractors and Shorty’s Tire and Auto Repair; and Quacker Backers: Sweets by Caroline, James Taunton Construction, Gaskin-Grady Insurance Agency, Inc.; Wewa Wiggler, Domino’s Paint and Body, RB’s Tractor Work, Hive and Home Residential Construction, LLC, Charmed Cakes LLC, The Landing Lodge at Scott’s Ferry, Natalie Shoaf LLC Realtor, Scott’s Ferry General Store and Campground, and Ashley Forehand.

The GFWC Wewahitchka Woman’s Club partnered with Charles Whitehead Public Library with the third grade library card drive. Woman’s Club members volunteered to read to the students each week during the month of January. After a successful month, all third-grade students were treated to a pizza party in the cafeteria. Each student received a slice of Hungry Howie’s pizza, a snack cake, and a bottle of water. 

Women returning to work are invited to apply for one of the three $3,000 scholarships from GFWC Florida. Qualified candidates are women who need assistance with funding their education to achieve their goal of becoming self-sufficient through gainful employment. Deadline to submit application and references is March 1, 2024. Application and reference forms can be accessed on our website. gfwcwewawomansclub.com. For more information contact Patty Fisher at trishapatty1@aol.comThe GFWC Wewahitchka Woman’s Club meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month, 5:30 p.m. at the Wewahitchka Senior Citizens Building. We invite you to join us to see how you can make a positive difference in your community and more. Contact us at gfwcwewawomansclub@gmail.com. We are a non-profit, 501c (3) volunteer charity organization whose purpose is to promote and provide civic, educational, and charitable activities that enrich the lives and the environment in the service area of Wewahitchka.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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