Boating Expo Teams up with Children's Advocay Group

PANAMA CITY BEACH-- Rain may have delayed the second annual Boating and Outdoor Expo by five hours, but organizers continued the event Saturday.

People gathered to enjoy not only the waterfront view but also to price and compare boats and outdoor gear from more than 40 vendors.

A concert with Sara Evans kicked off at 6 p.m.

Organizers say the expo's purpose is to bring awareness to children who have been abused or neglected.

The Bay Point Marina has teamed up with the Gulf Coast Children's Advocacy Center for the past two years hoping to decrease the number of abused children.

"We all have a desire to help out these young children and prevent further growth in abused children or neglected children. It's tragedy that that happens. It's not something we need in this town and we're trying to get rid of it," Bay Point Marina Director Daniel Fussell said.

All of Friday and Saturday's proceeds will go straight to Gulf Coast Children's Advocacy Center.


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