When wonderful events occur in our lives, we want to share the news with everyone in our families and our communities.

Did your significant other pop the question and did you say yes? Maybe one of your children graduated from high school and is getting ready to head off to college. Or, perhaps, the new spelling bee champion lives in your house. Have you been blessed with the addition of a new baby to your family? Grandpa and Grandma have been married for 60 years, and everyone honored their special commitment with a surprise party.

Life is full of milestone events that deserve special recognition in the community, and GateHouse Media publications want to help you make that happen.

“Communities that celebrate together have a stronger sense of pride and camaraderie,” said Diane Winnemuller, publisher of the Northwest Florida Daily News.

Send us your special celebration announcements for an eye-catching write-up to appear in the print publication you choose.

You will also receive a commemorative plaque designed to feature the write-up in a presentation great for displaying on your desk, on your wall and to give as gifts.

Celebration write-ups are available for such life events as engagements, weddings, anniversaries, new babies, graduations, starting college, special kids and cherished pets.

“It’s a great opportunity to turn a precious memory into a lasting memento,” said Jim Fletcher, publisher of the Santa Rosa Press Gazette.

Celebration announcement packages are available in the Northwest Florida Daily News as well as in our regional weekly publications.

For more information, call one of these numbers:


For the Northwest Florida Daily News, Destin Log and Walton Sun: Lisa Durnell at 315-4310 or Hollie Yawn at 315-4350.
For the Santa Rosa Press Gazette, Tracie Smeltoys at 623-2120.
For the Crestview News Bulletin, Sherrie Stanley at 682-0772.