Business owners and residents along Scenic Highway 30-A rallied to support one the biggest fundraisers of the year at the Second Annual Change the World Fundraiser, raising more than $100,000 to aid Ukrainian orphans through the Barnes Family Foundation. Organized and sponsored by Salon Twist and Cornerstone Marketing & Advertising, Inc. – The Idea Boutique, both of Grayton Beach, the event marked a dream come true for Patricia “Sister” Schubert Barnes of the famous Sister Schubert yeast roll company to better the living conditions of Ukrainian orphans.
The Idea Boutique created intricately designed tri-fold tickets, posters, and print advertisements for the charitable event. The designs were inspired by the architecture of Caliza Pool and Alys Beach.
Change the World Fundraiser
Featuring live music by Nashville artists Greg Barnhill, Jamie O’Neal, and Tony Haselden, as well as signature tastings from FIRE restaurant, the majority of the money was raised through donated silent and live auction items. A Vespa and a two-carat diamond necklace donated by Destin Jewelers were some of the items fetching top dollar for the night. In addition, generous support from sponsors such as Southern Theatres, who made a $10,000 cash donation, and Alys Beach, who donated the $10,000-per-night venue, made the evening a huge success.
Photos from the event.