Milton High band to present Crawfish Festival

MILTON — The second annual Milton High School Band Crawfish Festival is set 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 8 on the Park Avenue side of MHS’s campus.

The event features a Louisiana-style crawfish boil, children's activity area with a blowup slide, Knockerball and vendor booths. Entertainment includes the MHS Blackwater Beats Jazz Band and other music groups.

The MHS Band Parent Association will sell shish-ka-bobs, hamburgers, hot dogs and Coca-Cola products. Event vendors will include those featuring additional food choices, arts and crafts and direct-sales merchandise and services.

Tickets cost $5 at the gate. Children age 5 and under get in at no charge.

The school is located at 5445 Stewart St. in Milton. Call 983-5611, visit or find the group on Facebook for more information.


Pea Ridge Elementary sets kindergarten pre-registration

PACE — Parents planning to send their children to Pea Ridge Elementary can register at these times:

•8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 19 and 20

•5-7 p.m. April 20

Registration resumes throughout the summer, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning June 5 at 4775 School Lane, Pace.

Children must be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2017, to attend kindergarten classes, according to state law.

Parents can call the Santa Rosa Health Department, 983-5200, or their family physician to learn about exemptions from required immunizations.


Scholarship available for Santa Rosa, Escambia students

ATMORE, Ala. — PHD Realty has established the 2017 PHD Realty Determination Scholarship.

Two $250 scholarships will be awarded to qualifying seniors who attend a high school in one of the served counties in Northwest Florida or Southwest Alabama.

To be eligible, students must be a graduating senior attending high school in Escambia or Santa Rosa County in Florida or Monroe, Escambia or Baldwin in Alabama.

They must plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or technical school for the upcoming academic year and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) and their guidance counselor’s endorsement.

“Our communities are filled with so many hardworking students who have dreams of higher education,” said Patty Helton Davis, broker and owner of PHD Realty. “So it’s truly an honor for this chance to give back and celebrate their efforts to meet those accomplishments.”

Download applications from the PHD Realty website,, and submit them by 5 p.m. April 14. Alternatively, applicants can drop them off or mail them to PHD Realty in care of the Determination Scholarship Committee at 1812 S. Main St. Atmore, AL 36502.


NWF students eligible for book, lab scholarship

PENSACOLA — The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association-Pensacola Charitable Foundation Inc. will award scholarships to Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa County students in all fields.

Scholarships — available to those entering or attending a college or university during 2017 — are awarded based on academic achievement, extracurricular participation, part-time/community work, essay preparation, recommendations and financial need.

This year's awards — totaling $2,500 — will help with book and lab fee expenses. April 18 is the application deadline. Past winners may reapply.

Applicants can download the 2017 scholarship application at Contact George B. Dodge Sr., AHEPA-Pensacola Charitable Foundation president, at 473-0108 for additional information.