Michele Gionet and the Easter Bunny at Saturday‘s Gulf County Easter Egg Hunt at Honeyville Park. [ Wewahitchka Woman’s Club | Contributed ]
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Duck Derby raises nearly $5K for community projects

The 2024 Gulf County Easter Egg Hunt was Egg-cellent! The Junior Service League, GFWC Wewahitchka Woman’s Club, HIPPY, Florida Department of Corrections, Centennial Bank, Gulf County TDC and Gulf County Sheriff’s department came together and held a huge Easter Egg Hunt for the children of Gulf County. Honeyville Park and Community Center was the site for hunting over 2,000 filled eggs, games, hotdogs, crafts, and prizes for the children. Even the Easter Bunny was there.

In the month of March, we held our annual Duck Derby and what an amazing time for all. There were 1,291 Ducks in the water. The first place duck was adopted by Barbara Morris and received $500. Debbie Wibberg adopted the second place duck and she received a two-night stay at The Port Inn. There were 22 additional ducks winning prizes. 

The day started with a Duck Dash 5K. Of the 31 finishers, the top female overall was Kaitlin Thompson of Mexico Beach, and top male was Leonardo Canete of Tallahassee. Our club raised almost $5,000 for projects within our community. The ducks will migrate back to Wewa in Spring 2025. 

The GFWC Wewahitchka Woman’s Club meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Wewahitchka Senior Citizens Building. Join us to learn how you can be a part of an 87-year-old club and as a volunteer make a positive difference in your community and more. Contact us at gfwcwewawomansclub@gmail.com.

The club is a non-profit, 501(c)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.

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