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The Escambia County Commission has approved parameters for the Escambia CARES Family Emergency Financial Assistance Grant and the Escambia CARES Business Emergency Financial Assistance Grant, each in the total amount of $3,580,331.
Escambia County encourages residents to join in observing National Preparedness Month in September, recognized each year by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to remind everyone that we all must prepare ourselves and our families for disasters now and throughout the year. The theme for 2020 is "Disasters Don't Wait. Make Your Plan Today."
The Pensacola Beach Chamber Board of Directors voted to cancel Taste of the Beach, which was originally scheduled for October 9-10. The premier food festival will come back in 2021.
The Full Board of the Santa Rosa Island Authority will meet in a budget workshop on June 10 and June 24 in their boardroom and via Zoom to finalize and approve the 2020-2021 budget. The document is then sent to the Board of County Commissioners for their review and vote on Sept. 22
Pensacola Beach’s event calendar runs the gamut from quirky and quaint to powerfully patriotic. The year splashed in with the Polar Bear Plunge and before the goose bumps can go away there is a half marathon. King cakes, wig wearing bushwacker drinking partiers and the wildest pajama party in the world – the Krewe of Nauga’s Champagne Breakfast and Native Noontime Ball are all in January. The Chamber and the SRIA host a bash for snowbirds. Beach Babes saunter across the Shaker stage and Bananimals chefs vie for the title of best chilli cook. The last day of the month pits trivia fans against each other at the Church while the sticky marshmallow filled moonpie is honored at Bamboo Willie’s at the Nereids’ party.