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Tour of Magnolia Grill


with Tom Rice

Calendar Oct 6, 2023 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

Tour Description: The Magnolia Grill, which sits on historic Brooks Street in downtown Ft. Walton Beach at 157 Brooks Street SE, is equal parts museum and dining establishment. The walls of this 1910 catalog house are covered with pieces of local history including photos of people and places that now only exist in the memories of those who grew up or lived here back in the day. The owners Tom and Peggy Rice are near natives with deep family roots that show at every turn. This one-time tour will meet on Friday, October 6, and afterwards you will be seated for an optional (Dutch treat) lunch to continue the conversation.

Notes: This is a one-time tour of the historic Magnolia Grill at 157 Brooks Street SE, FWB on Friday, October 6. After the tour, you will be seated for an optional (Dutch treat) lunch to continue the conversation.

Class Leader Bio(s): Local restaurant owner and community leader Tom Rice has been recognized with many awards and accomplishments including receiving the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award, establishing the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast for veterans and their families, serving on the Board of Directors of Veterans Florida, raising the funds to construct the Veteran's Tribute Tower at Beal Memorial Cemetery, and many more.

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Tour of Veterans' Park


with Carolyn Ketchel

Calendar Oct 13, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Tour Description: This one-time tour will be both a cultural and an  environmental experience. Veterans Park includes 1700 ft. of ADA accessible paved sidewalks and wooden boardwalks along the Choctawhatchee Bay coastline. Monuments of women who have served and made significant contributions in the U.S. Military are arranged along a picturesque trail of our native wildlife and vegetation's natural beauty.

Notes: This one-time tour will meet on Friday, October 13, at Veterans' Park on Okaloosa Island, 1300 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE in Fort Walton Beach. Please park on the northeast corner of the Emerald Coast Conference Center.

Tour Leader(s): Commissioner Carolyn Ketchel and Alex Fogg

Tour Leader Bio(s): Okaloosa County Commissioner Carolyn Ketchel has been recognized many times for her illustrious and altruistic contributions to our community. Carolyn led the idea for the park by advocating for the preservation of its natural beauty while simultaneously giving recognition to the women who have served the United States in combat. Alex Fogg is the Coast Resource Manager for Okaloosa County.

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