2019 Holly Fair wraps up in Panama City Beach, funds go towards service projects

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Christmas came early for some Panama City Beach residents at the 2019 Holly Fair.

The Holly Fair helps fund service projects for the Junior League of Panama City. (WJHG/WECP)

The event featured plenty of shopping opportunities and serves as a way to fund the Junior League of Panama City's service projects.

Nikki Childree, the Holly Fair Chair said, "This is our biggest fundraiser and lets us do everything we do in Bay County because we are a non-profit. Every single dollar we raise here goes back into the community and we couldn't do it without the community."

The Holly Fair was canceled last year due to Hurricane Michael but officials with the Junior League said they were still able to give back to the community.

Officials said they're happy to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the event even though it was a year late.

Childree said, "So we're back, we're here, and we are rebuilding. This will help fund all of our community programs that we do from elderly outreach, to child service center, to the diaper bank and the turnout has been amazing."

And those aren't the only projects the Holly Fair helps fund.

Childree explained, "We also have Kids in the Kitchen where we go into schools and help kids learn how to eat healthy, create favorite snacks, healthy snacks. We also do Excellence in Education grants where we provide money to teachers throughout Bay District Schools and private schools."

The Holly Fair wrapped up Sunday afternoon.

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