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The Fort Walton Beach Beer Festival Preview Raises $7,794.79

The Fort Walton Beach Beer Festival Preview hosted by Wine World at Uptown Station raises $7,794.79 for local Special Forces Association-Chapter 7

Wine World at Uptown Station proudly announces that the Fort Walton Beach Beer Festival Preview held on January 18, 2014, raised a total of $7,794.79 for Eglin Air Force Base’s Special Forces Association (SFA), Chapter 7.

This sold out event served as an exclusive preview to Wine World’s 1st annual Fort Walton Beach Beer Festival that will be held in summer 2014. The 500 attendees were able to taste 75 unique craft beers from over 20 local breweries, including Abita Beer, Terrapin, SweetWater and more. Guests enjoyed live music by local band, Slack Tide, and sampled delicious cuisines at culinary stations from Wine World, Buffalo Wild Wings, Fudpucker’s and Burrito del Sol. Local radio personality, Dan Collins, and the team of 103.1 The Blaze were present as media sponsors and broadcasted live from the event.

“We were thrilled to host such a successful event for a great cause,” said Uptown Station property manager, Dina Bevis. “Now that the property is under new ownership with Slate Properties, one of our main goals is to bring Uptown Station back to life, truly make it the heart beat of the Emerald Coast and a town center Fort Walton Beach locals are proud of. The Fort Walton Beach Beer Festival Preview benefitting Special Forces Association chapter 7 was a perfect event to showcase the rejuvenation of our town center and all of our incredible tenants,” said Bevis.

Wine World graciously donated all proceeds from this successful event to the Special Forces Association, Chapter 7. SFA, Chapter 7 is a Veteran’s, non-profit, all volunteer organization that provides support to families of 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), with an emphasis on providing support to the families of fallen warriors who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Wine World plans to make the Fort Walton Beach Beer Festival an annual event at Uptown Station. Wine World and Uptown Station would like to sincerely thank all that the community, volunteers, staff, and sponsors did to make the event a success.

To find out more information about Wine World please visit www.chanswineworld.com. To find out more about Special Forces Association, Chapter 7 please visit www.sfa7.com.

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