Hoedown for Hurricane Awareness

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Gemalie Perez-The Corsair

In 2004, Hurricane Ivan devastated the Gulf Coast with winds that reached over 120mph. Over the five years since the disaster, BRACE’s (Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies) mission has been to inform the Gulf Coast community on various methods to prepare for a storm.

This upcoming Friday, February 26, BRACE will host their first annual Hurricane Hoedown from 6 to 9 pm. The event will include a live performance by CrossTown Band, line dancing led by the award-wining professional dancer Shannon Erdwins of Shannon Productions, dinner, and raffles.

“The Sanders Beach Community Center provides the perfect location for our first BRACE Hurricane Hoedown,” said the executive director of BRACE, Greg Strader. “After being destroyed by Hurricane Ivan, the new Sanders Beach Community Center was built to higher building standards and is an excellent example of the mitigation and preparation efforts that can make such a difference to our community. We are excited to host this fun and unique opportunity for the community to learn more about BRACE and our various programs throughout northwest Florida.”

Tickets can be reserved at bereadyalliance.org for $30. Each ticket will include dinner, two drinks, live music, and dancing.

Be sure to reserve your ticket to participate in this fun and exciting event!