Drive-in dinner October 3 to benefit Emerald Coast Exceptional Families

Posted on September 21, 2020 by Staff reports

Local restaurants are chipping in to support an October 3 fundraiser to benefit Emerald Coast Exeptional Families. A “spooky” drive-in dinner  will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the parking lot at Harvest Village, located at 7552 Navarre Parkway.

After guests arrive, they will stay in their cars throughout the event and have food delivered to them, allowing for a no-contact experience to abide by social-distancing guidelines.

Organizers say there will be a variety of different food options for attendees to choose from, provided by local food trucks and businesses, including Where Y’at Seafood, Buh’s BBQ and Suga Cakes.

Although meals will still be available upon arrival at the event, there is no guarantee all meal options will be available at that time. Therefore, organizers recommend pre-ordering meals via

Entertainment will also provided by local dance companies and performers, and there will be a visit from the Blue Wahoos mascot Kazoo.

Emerald Coast Exceptional Families has struggled financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic and supporters are excited to provide a new and exciting fundraising experience for families to enjoy while still adhering to social distancing guidelines. Funds raised during the event will go towards ECEF’s mission to connect and support special needs families and enhance their lives through events and education.

For more information about ECEF’s programs, visit or call at 850-396-1008.