Church plans Valentine's Day events for locals, snowbirds

Published: Friday, February 1, 2013 at 12:51 PM.

Sweet bonus for snowbirds

Winter visitors from all over the world fill the parking lot and pack the pews each Sunday morning at First Baptist Church in Destin. For Valentine’s Day the church will provide sweet treats at Sugar Baby’s Candy & Ice Cream Shop for snowbirds.

“It will be ‘Sundae’ on Thursday,” Dr. Farren Roper, church pastor, said. “Our winter visitors are such a blessing. They come each year like family from afar, our choir fills to overflowing, and they pitch in on church projects without hesitation. This year we wanted to do something special, and hand-dipped ice cream was better than a potluck lunch.”

Sugar Baby’s Candy & Ice Cream Shop, behind the Texaco Station across from Target at 802 U.S. 98 E in Shoreline Village, will set up tables and staff will serve up a variety of treats from “Jacked up Tennessee Toffee” to “Eskimo Kisses” from their 24 flavors of hand-dipped ice cream.

“Each year we try to provide a monthly event for our winter visitors and thought the church providing a Valentine’s Day treat would leave a good taste,” said Patti McIntosh who coordinates the fellowship ministry.

To reserve your treat, McIntosh can be reached at 850-499-2622.

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