All boaters are asked to incorporate marine life and puzzle pieces in their decorating theme using whatever creative material they can imagine. The marine life is in honor of the marina, and the puzzle pieces — as depicted in its logo — honor the ECAC.
Ahoy boaters! You are invited to help celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Emerald Coast Autism Center’s home on the campus of Northwest Florida State College by taking part in a boat decorating contest.
The September 28 contest, a fundraiser for the Emerald Coast Autism Center, is being held in conjunction with a one-year anniversary celebration at Fuel Restaurant at Emerald Coast Marine Center in Niceville. The event, set for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., will feature food, craft beer, and music. The boat decorating contest is 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Organizers promise a “major” grand prize for the winning entry.
The cost to enter is $25, All proceeds from the boat decorating contest benefit the ECAC. Boaters must register in advance by completing and submitting a brief form. The entry deadline is Sept. 21. The $25 entry fee is due upon arrival at the marina on the day of the event. Boaters must arrive by 6 p.m. and be present for the announcement of the winner at 7:30 p.m.Participants in the contest will be provided a space to dock their boats for the evening at the marina.
Emerald Coast Autism Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to educating and improving the lives of young children with autism in Okaloosa and Walton counties and surrounding areas. ECAC is unique in its approach to teaching these amazing children, focusing on individualized therapy with a one-to-one student-to-therapist ratio. All instruction, therapy, and activities at ECAC are conducted in a manner consistent with the science of Applied Behavior Analysis.