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    The Market Shops to Host Second July OneBlood Drive


    The Market Shops will host an additional OneBlood Drive on Friday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The new drive was created after the great success from The Market Shops’ blood drive previously held on July 3, which garnered 18 pints of blood.

    All donors will receive a complimentary COVID-19 Antibody Test in addition to the regularly administered wellness checkup consisting of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including cholesterol screening. Those planning to donate can schedule an appointment ahead of time by visiting https://donor.oneblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/975288.

    The antibody test is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and will indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the virus, regardless of whether they ever showed symptoms. Donors will be able to see their results approximately 48 hours after donating by logging into their donor portal at www.oneblood.org.

    Donors will also receive a complimentary OneBlood tote bag along with exclusive discounts from The Market Shops merchants including a free mini iced cinnamon biscuit from Maple Street Biscuit Company, a kid’s scoop of ice cream from Ben and Jerry’s, 10 percent off a purchase at Clean Juice, 10 percent off a purchase at Jon Smith Subs, and 25 percent off a purchase at Pizza by the Sea.

    OneBlood is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community asset responsible for providing safe, available and affordable blood. Generally healthy people ages 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds and have a valid photo ID can donate blood.

    One in three people will need blood in their lifetime. Blood that is donated on July 31 will likely be transfused within two to three days. The turn-around is that fast, the need is constant. Many potential blood donors believe that they cannot donate blood due to medical or other reasons. If you are curious if you are a candidate for donation or to learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type, visit oneblood.org.

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    The Market Shops to Host July OneBlood Drive


    The Market Shops will host a OneBlood Drive on Friday, July 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All donors will receive a complimentary COVID-19 Antibody Test in addition to the regularly administered wellness checkup consisting of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including cholesterol screening.

    The antibody test is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and will indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the virus, regardless of whether they ever showed symptoms. Donors will be able to see their results approximately 48 hours after donating by logging into their donor portal at www.oneblood.org.

    Donors will also receive a complimentary OneBlood T-shirt, a $10 eGift Card, along with exclusive discounts from The Market Shops merchants including a free mini iced cinnamon biscuit from Maple Street Biscuit Company, a kid’s scoop of ice cream from Ben and Jerry’s, 10 percent off a purchase at Clean Juice, 10 percent off a purchase at Jon Smith Subs, and 25 percent off a purchase at Pizza by the Sea.

    OneBlood is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community asset responsible for providing safe, available and affordable blood. Generally healthy people ages 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds and have a valid photo ID can donate blood.

    One in three people will need blood in their lifetime. Blood that is donated on July 3 will likely be transfused within two to three days. The turn-around is that fast, the need is constant. Many potential blood donors believe that they cannot donate blood due to medical or other reasons. If you are curious if you are a candidate for donation or to learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type, visit oneblood.org.

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    The Market Shops to Host Valentine’s Celebration Winter Concert

    The Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort,  will host a Valentine’s Celebration Winter Concert on Saturday, February 15, featuring Ron Adams and his renowned Elvis Presley Tribute Show. Various Market Shops merchants will showcase along the lawn offering food and beverages for purchase, along with exclusive shopping opportunities for those in attendance.

    The Winter Concert is free and open to the public. The live music event will take place on The Market Shops’ main lawn from 1 to 3 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets to enjoy the show.

    *Weather permitting. Please check The Market Shops Facebook page for updates.

    Located at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, The Market Shops is an upscale, neighborhood-style shopping, dining and entertainment center. The Market Shops is the Emerald Coast’s premier location for local and unique retailers, specialty boutiques and an array of eateries from casual to fine dining. For more information, visit www.themarketshops.com or find The Market Shops on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    WHEN:
    Saturday, February 15, 2020
    1 to 3 p.m.

    WHERE:
    The Market Shops
    9375 Emerald Coast Pkwy
    Miramar Beach, FL 32550

     

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    The Market Shops to Host December OneBlood Drive

    WHAT:
    The Market Shops will host the OneBlood Drive on Friday, December 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Recently, The Market Shops October Blood Drive resulted in 14 units of blood which will benefit up to 42 patients. The OneBlood Big Red Bus®will be parked in The Market Shops parking lot, adjacent to Highway 98.

    OneBlood is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community asset responsible for providing safe, available and affordable blood. Generally healthy people ages 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. A photo ID is required, and all donors receive a wellness checkup of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including cholesterol screening.

    Donors will also receive a OneBlood fleece blanket, a free mini iced cinnamon biscuit from Maple Street Biscuit Company, a kid’s scoop of ice cream from Ben and Jerry’s, 10 percent off a purchase at Clean Juice, 10 percent off a purchase at Jon Smith Subs, 25 percent off a purchase at Pizza by the Sea, and a free sample along with 50 percent off any drink from Amavida Coffee Roasters located in The Market Shops. 

    One in three people will need blood in their lifetime. Blood that is donated on December 27 will likely be transfused within two to three days. The turn-around is that fast, the need is constant. Many potential blood donors believe that they cannot donate blood due to medical or other reasons. If you are curious if you are a candidate for donation or to learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type, visit oneblood.org.

    ABOUT:    
    Located at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, The Market Shops is an upscale, neighborhood-style shopping, dining and entertainment center. The Market Shops is the Emerald Coast’s premier location for local and unique retailers, specialty boutiques, an array of eateries from casual to fine dining and signature annual events including The Bloody Mary Festival and more. For more information, visit www.themarketshops.com or find The Market Shops on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    WHEN:
    Friday, December 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    WHERE:
    The Market Shops
    9375 Emerald Coast Pkwy
    Miramar Beach, FL 32550

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    The Market Shops 5th Annual Bloody Mary Festival Raises $25,000 for Habitat for Humanity - Walton County, FL

    The Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, hosted the 5th Annual Bloody Mary Festival on November 2, 2019. The annual event, recently named “Best Local Event” by the readers of Emerald Coast Magazine, raised $25,000 for Habitat for Humanity - Walton County, a record-breaking amount for the festival. The sold-out event featured unlimited tastes of the Emerald Coast’s most creative and inventive Bloody Marys made with Cathead Vodka and served by the finest restaurants and bars on the Panhandle.

    Guests were greeted upon arrival with festive tomato-themed balloon décor, courtesy of Mingle, before entering the bustling courtyard and grand lawn, each full of restaurants, vendors, and merchants from The Market Shops. Event goers made their way around the tents sampling each Bloody Mary complete with over-the-top accoutrements in specialty cups provided by Compass Builders of Florida and Visit South Walton.

    Upon check-in, guests received a token in order to vote for the coveted People’s Choice Awards for the “Best Bloody Mary in South Walton.” At the end of the event, these votes were counted by Hill Coleman CPA and the following local restaurants were chosen as the winners:

    1st Place People’s Choice Award – Rockin Tacos Grill & Tequila Bar

    Beefy fajita-style Bloody Mary made with jalapeno-infused Cathead vodka, garnished with a chicken and cheese taco, spicy green bean, pickled jalapeño, fresh lime, and a bonus Rockin Tacos’ La Casa Margarita sidecar.

     2nd Place People’s Choice Award – The Surf Hut

                Infused Cathead vodka mixed with tomato juice, Frank’s Red Hot, horseradish, Worcestershire, fresh-squeezed limes and lemons, spicy green bean juice, celery seed, garlic, sea salt and pepper. Garnished with an Old Bay seasoning rim, stuffed olive, spicy green bean, cheddar cheese cube, jalapeño, and a freshly baked, hand-rolled cream cheese crab ball.

    3rd Place People’s Choice Award – Jackacuda’s Seafood and Sushi

    Signature house-made Bloody Mary with a spiced rim and topped with Jackacuda’s Nola sushi roll, a dynamite shrimp and an Asian zing boneless chicken wing.

    A panel of select food critics and local celebrities also judged each Bloody Mary and selected the following winner as the most delicious and most creative:

    Judge’s Choice Award – The Surf Hut

    All awards were custom made by local artist, Maxine Orange.

    There was plenty of food to go around during the festival provided byvarious restaurants located directly within The Market Shops, including Ben & Jerrys, Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits, Clean Juice, Hebert’s Specialty Meats, Maple Street Biscuit Company, and Pizza by the Sea. Apart from the Bloody Marys, guests sipped on local craft brews served by Grayton Beer Company and champagne from the Bubbly Bar, courtesy of Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard and Residence Inn by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard.

    Legendary Marine served a blue “Sea Water” cocktail made with Cathead Vodka, alongside two of their premier boats while Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast served a non-alcoholic “mock-tail” called the “Frozen Shoulder.” The newly added “Boozy Popsicles,” which were also made with Cathead Vodka and served by Swell Pops, were a big hit and offered a refreshing palette cleanser in between sips of Bloody Marys.

    During the event, guests enjoyed a hydration station by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, a commemorative photo booth by Epic Photo Co. courtesy of Legendary Marine and Visit South Walton, music by DJ Dad, a cigar bar by Shore Thing Cigars, and exclusive shopping opportunities from The Market Shops merchants.

    Rent Gear Here and Tail Grayton transformed the Grand Lawn into the ultimate tailgating experience with plenty of lounge seating and flat screen TVs live streaming college football, sponsored by Insurance Zone. Headlining the event was a live performance from Dread Clampitt on the main stage sponsored by Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast.

    The Market Shops would like to thank the restaurants who competed for the title, including Another Broken Egg Cafe, Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits, Blue Mabel, Camille's at Crystal Beach, Emeril’s Coastal Italian, Grits & Grind, Half Shell Oyster House, The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa, Jackacuda’s Seafood & Sushi, LuLu’s Destin, Rockin Tacos, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Shades Bar and Grill, Signature Catering of 30A, Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster House, Sunset Bay Cafe, and The Surf Hut.

    Additional funds were raised through a Benefit Brunch held simultaneously with the festival at Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits, where 10 percent of proceeds benefited Habitat for Humanity – Walton County. Jon Smith Subs also donated 10 percent of their sales from that day to the local nonprofit.

    Special thanks to additional sponsors which include 30A, 30AEats, 30A Television, 30A Tents and Events, 98 Realty & Property Management Company, The Beachcomber, Beachworx, Cumulus Broadcasting, Destin Life, Destin Log, Eloquent Signs, Emerald Coast Luxury Transportation, Emerald Coast Magazine, Emerald Ladies Journal, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, Good Grit Magazine, Gulf Coast Restaurants, Inside the Gates, Land • Air • Sea Productions, The Local, Maxine Orange, Mingle, Northwest Florida Daily News, Plantation Living, Proffitt PR, The Regatta Bay Way, SoWal Life, SoWal.com, Thirty A Review, VIP Destin Magazine, VIP Pensacola Magazine, Visit South Walton, The Walton Sun, and Waste Management.

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