On December 19th, 2018 a nautical sleigh pulled into the C.S.S. Yacht Basin in St. Andrews carrying gifts for the children affected by Hurricane Michael. Operation Santa Boat saw the delivery of over 1,500 presents to Panama City for residents to pick up from Panama City’s Salvage Santa at the First Baptist Church located at 640 Grace Avenue.
Citizens of Panama City came out to donate their time and help unload the boat which was filled to the brim with toys, bikes, and games that are guaranteed to put smiles on the faces of local children this holiday season.
The gifts were collected by The Emerald Coast CVB, Commissioner Windes, and their charter boat captain community.
Thank you to all involved, and all who came to out to help. This is a wonderful example of the community spirit in Panama City, and what better time of year to have that on display.