Anchorage Children's Home donation

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Friday the Anchorage Children's Home was given more than $18,000 from homeowners of the Carillon Beach Association.

Last week the community joined in with the members of the association to celebrate it's 25th anniversary of existence. Faculty and children of the Anchorage Children's home joined in on the fun too.

Part of the celebration were things like a wine dinner and silent auction. Those events helped raise money for the Children's Home.
Originally, the goal was to raise $10,000. Homeowners exceeded that amount by almost double.

"It is hard to describe how important this is to us," Brooke Bullard and Ross Clemons of the Anchorage Children's Home said. "The things it's going to enable the home for the kids, fun things that we've been wanting to do but we haven't been able to do before and it comes at a really critical time."

"I'm sure it will go to a good cause in what ever they need to use it on," Tammi Thomas of the Carillon Beach Association said. "I know they have a lot of big needs. I know they need a van. I know they'd like to have some light poles for the kids to play basketball at night."

Both event organizers and the Children's Home staff would like to say thank you to everyone who helped make the weekend so special.