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The 66th Billy Bowlegs Torchlight Parade took place on May 16, 2022, on Eglin Parkway in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Hosted by the FWB Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Step One Automotive Group.

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00:34 – Welcome Introduction
01:42 – Police Dept of Ft Walton Beach
03:22 – Mayor & City Council
05:40 – Run With It
06:19 – SOCKs
07:38 – Bridgeway Center, Inc.
08:13 – Carolyn N. Ketchel
08:42 – Neal Orthodontics
09:50 – World Class Pageantry
11:48 – I’am Kleen Sweep
13:33 – Okaloosa Republicans
20:48 – Okaloosa Donuts
21:35 – Step One Automotive
27:20 – The Island Resort
29:35 – Cumulus Broadcasting
31:44 – Miss Okaloosa County
32:42 – Nick’s Property Maintenance LLC
33:11 – Top Shelf Athletics
33:35 – Panhandle United Roller Derby
37:13 – Emerald Coast Permanent Make-Up
37:37 – T-Mobile
38:17 – AJ’s
39:25 – Fort Walton Beach Buccaneers
40:09 – Emerald Coast Harley-Davidson
40:44 – Krewe of Karibbean
41:36 – Krewe of Columbus
43:14 – Omni Broadcastng
43:51 – Krewe De Yak
44:22 – Navarre Krewe of Jesters
44:56 – Krewe of Airship Pirates
46:01 – Xtreme H2O Sports
46:40 – USAF Recruiting – Mary Esther
47:04 – Hot Head Burritos
47:34 – Krewe of Bowlegs -Children of the Court
48:11 – Krewe of Dominique York
49:32 – Krewe of Bowlegs – Captian Brocade
50:15 – Springtime Tallahassee
51:10 – Krewe of Bowlegs – Queen’s Pride
51:44 – Mayokis of Pensacola
52:53 – Krewe of Bowlegs – Past Capt Billys
53:35 – Matthew E. Turpin
53:52 – FWB Fire Dept
54:37 – Saint Paul’s Vulcan Krewe
55:52 – Captain Billy & Queen
56:20 – 66th Krewe of Bowlegs
57:47 – Closing

Produced by Emerald Coast TV.com

Fort Walton Beach Christmas Parade 2021

This is an edited HD replay of December 6, 2021, Fort Walton Beach Christmas Parade, which was filmed on Eglin Pkwy in front of FNBT Bank.

Rain showers a few hours before the start of the parade had caused all of the local school bands to cancel their performances, but the rain cleared up and help off during the parade. This parade video was originally live-streamed on the City of Fort Walton Beach, FL’s Facebook page.

Produced by RJ Murdock with Emerald Coast TV

Northwest Florida Ballet’s Summer Workshop 2021 Performance

 

On July 2, 2021, the students of the Northwest Florida Ballet’s Summer Workshop performed several short choreography pieces, which can be viewed here:

Level 3A
The Sleeping Beauty Act II Vision Scene
Choreography by Marius Petipa, restaged by Jonathan Carter and Samantha Huebner
Composition by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed by Wyatt Mier with Delaney Borough and Angel Mier & Rodrigo Pardo with Jolin Crabtree and Destiny Rumfelt
Corps: Ayva Ballesteros, Scarlett Bennett, Maille Blow, Valerie Buck, Jordan Cox, Lolea Hill, Elizabeth Kelly, Caroline Mangrum, Olivia Mangrum, Alaura Marquardt, Areanna McCann, Sara McGown, Reagan McMullan, Abigail Tovrea

Level 3B
Title: Sol-étude
Choreography by Camille Loftis
Music by Billie Holiday & Philip Glass
Performed by Morgan Beck, Ava Blackshear, Jenna Buchholz, Lilianna Hoenie, Emma Grace Lonadier, Jeneveve McKay, Isabella Plemons, Angel Phillips, Raleigh Phillips, Harley Roberts

Level 3A
Title: Raison d’être
Choreography by Camile Loftis with Dancers
Music by Emel & Dave Brubeck
Performed by Isabella Austin, Ayva Ballesteros, Scarlett Bennett, Maille Blow, Delaney Borough, Valerie Buck, Jordan Cox, Jolin Crabtree, Lolea Hill, Elizabeth Kelly, Caroline Mangrum, Olivia Mangrum, Alaura Marquardt, Areanna McCann, Sara McGown, Reagan McMullan, Angel Mier, Wyatt Mier, Rodrigo Pardo, Destiny Rumfelt, Abigail Tovrea

 

You may also enjoy watching the Emerging Choreographers Showcase 2021 by clicking here.

Billy Bowlegs Torchlight Parade 2021

The 2021 Billy Bowlegs Torchlight Parade took place on May 3, 2021 on Eglin Parkway in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Hosted by the FWB Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Step One Automotive Group.

0:00​ – Opening
2:19 – Police Department of City of Fort Walton Beach
3:51 – Mayor of the City of Fort Walton Beach
4:25 – City of Fort Walton Beach City Council
4:51 – Fire Department of City of Fort Walton Beach
5:40 – Northwest Florida Track Club
6:11 – Step One Automotive Group
6:45 – Fort Walton Beach Library
7:12 – Ft Walton Beach Women’s Club
8:05 – The Rescued Rescuers Dachshund & Friends
9:31 – Fort Walton Beach Buccaneers
10:37 – Hot Head Burritos
11:14 – Star Wars 501st Legion
12:52 – Emerald Coast Elite, Inc
13:59 – Distinguished Young Women of Okaloosa County, FL
14:40 – Rye-Land Lawncare LLC
15:13 – FRIOS Emerald Coast
15:31 – Step One Automotive Group
17:40 – Okaloosa Republicans
21:11 – Miss Okaloosa County
23:58 – T-Mobile
24:15 – A Touch of Class Homecookin’ & Events
24:34 – Krewe of MAGnificent Space Pirates
24:59 – JVC Broadcasting
25:38 – Second Breath Styles
26:16 – Mardi Gras Club of FWB
28:42 – Navarre Krewe of Jesters
29:14 – Dippin’ Dots
29:41- Step One Automotive Group
30:24 – Krewe of Karibbean
31:07 – Krewe of Bowlegs
32:31 – NPM LLC Home Improvements
33:48 – Delivery.com
34:43 – Emerald Coast Parrot Head Club
35:32 – Golds Gym Fort Walton Beach
36:03 – Xtreme H2O Sports
36:43 – Step One Automotive Group
37:04 – Krewe of Bowlegs
38:18 – Krewe of Airship Pirates
39:34 – Krewe De Yak
39:59 – St Paul Vulcans
40:33 – Krewe of Dominique Youx
42:33 – Krewe of Bowlegs
44:42 – Closing

Produced by Emerald Coast TV

Candidate Forum – Fort Walton Beach City Council

Interested in the upcoming March 9, 2021 City of FWB election? Twelve candidates are running to fill three seats on the City Council. The Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce & the local NAACP hosted this candidate forum on February 2, 2021 at the City Auditorium. The forum was moderated by Michelle Anchors.

Candidates:
Nic Allegretto
Gloria DeBerry
Jason Floyd
Sean T. Murphy
David Schmidt
Debra Riley
Brad Roehrig
Michael James Rojas
Travis Smith
Gareth Allan Stearns
Sonya Lynn Vazquez
T. Payne Walker

Location:
Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium
107 Miracle Strip Pkwy, SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
5:00PM-8:00P

Contact Information:
(850) 244-8191

24th Annual South Walton Celebrity Golf Classic

Jim McMahon, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, Wayne Garrett, Don Nottingham, Joe West, and many many more current and former sports celebrity participate in this annual charity golf tournament at the Raven & Baytowne golf course in the Sandestin Resort of Walton County, Florida. This program debuted on FoxSports Sun on January 29, 2021.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/EH0NAgMcGx4

To provide your own donations to this year’s tournament charity, the Veterans Lodge, go to www.VeteransLodge.org .

Executive Producer: Charlie Haje
Producer: RJ Murdock
Associate Producer: Kelli Carter, Visit South Walton TDC
Host: Ted Corcoran
Camera Crew: Max Murdock, Matthew Mitchell, Ranon Jollie, RJ Murdock
Editor: RJ Murdock
Assistant Editor: Max Murdock

2020 Fort Walton Beach Christmas Parade

Enjoy this replay of the 2020 Fort Walton Beach Christmas Parade – “Christmas Nights & Winter Nights”, which took place on December 7, 2020 on Eglin Pkwy at 6:30pm CDT.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/TkTw_Lbevy8

The weather was brisk but dry at folks came bundled up to watch business, local organizations and schools marching bands pass by and spread joy. Sponsored by the City of Fort Walton Beach and hosted by Ted Corcoran, the CEO of the FWB Chamber of Commerce and Heather Ruiz, the 2021 Chair of the board for the chamber who also represents Destin Commons shopping center. The Judges were Vince & Kimberly Mayfield (BitWizards), Seth Luttrell (chamber Dir Operations) and John Hofstad (Okaloosa County Administrator).

The winners of this year’s parade are as follows:
– Best Service – 501st Legion Parjai Squad
– Best Marching – Choctawhatchee High School Style Marchers
– Best Youth – Niceville High School Robotics
– Best Religious – Communidad Familiar Tabernaculo De Adoracion
– Best Commercial – RBM Contracting Produced by

Emerald Coast TV Technical Producer & Editor – RJ Murdock
Additional Cameraman – Max Murdock

2020 Distinguished Young Women Florida State Finals Showcase

This is the LIVE broadcast of the 2020 Distinguished Young Women Florida State Finals Showcase on February 28, 202 at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium. * Note: Due to a copyrightright issue with the Prince music used for Lily Parker’s talent performance, YouTube has muted the audio for that section of this video. * PART 2

Fort Walton Beach Christmas Parade 2019

The City of Fort Walton Beach, Florida  2019 Christmas Parade, “A Storybook Christmas” took place at 6 :30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.

The route begins at First Street and proceeds north on Eglin Parkway to the old K-Mart parking lot. The parade includes approximately 100 entries ranging from non-profits and the military to area schools, bands, civic organizations and area businesses. Parade entries are divided into five categories and awards will be presented for the following: Best Marching, Best Youth Organization, Best Religious Organization, Best Service and Best Commercial. Santa will close the parade riding on the Fort Walton Beach fire truck. The parade is recorded and will be rebroadcast on Facebook, YouTube, Emerald Coast TV and Cox Channel 6 during the month of December.

Official 2019 Billy Bowlegs Torchlight Parade

The 64th Billy Bowlegs Festival closes it’s celebration with it’s Torchlight Parade on Monday night on Eglin Parkway in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The parade took place on June 3, 2019.

It is hosted by the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce (Ted Corcoran) and this year’s parade sponsor, Step One Automotive (Maureen Bierman).

This 60 minute video airs on ox Cable Channel 6 at various times and dates throughout the month of June.  It was produced by EmeraldCoastTV.com .

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Billy Bowlegs Torchlight Parade! Here are the 1st Place winners in each category:

Float
1st Place: AJ’s Krewe of Legends

Krewe
1st Place: Emerald Coast Krewe of Airship Pirates

Marching/Walking
1st Place: Studio Fit

Truck/Car/Van
1st Place: Cumulus Media and Bank of England Mortgage

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