Panama City News Herald

Date: November 16, 2008

Section: Lifestyle

Page Number: 33


By Deborah Wheeler Florida Freedom Newspapers



Cottages for kids 
up for auction.






Thirteen upscale fun cottages are resting on a lawn along Scenic 30A
at Rosemary Beach, waiting for kids to try them out.


On November 29 the Cottages for Kids will be auctioned, with proceeds benefiting the Children’s Volunteer Health Network
in Walton County. One of the 13, the Boudreaux Cottage, will be raffled.


CVHN uses the money it raises to supply dental assistance to children without health insurance.


The cottages will be open for inspection from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday. Viewers can meet the builders
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, with music by The Stenos from 2-4 p.m.


The cottages also will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., November 26, 10a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27,
and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 28. The auction will be at 10 a.m. and the raffle at 11 a.m. Nov. 29. For more information,
call (850) 622-3200 or see


This is the third year for Cottages for Kids. The first year’s auction brought in $60,000 and the second year, that
amount was doubled. Chairwoman Kate Johnson said they are on target to bring in their goal of $175,000 this year.

“This year for the first time, we have the ‘buy it now’ option,” said Johnson, “and two cottages have already sold.”


By buying now, the buyer can take 25 percent off the cottage’s list price.


The cottages Crooked Cottage and Tweet Crib brought in $15,000 and $10,500 respectively. Crooked Cottages will
go to its permanent home in Tennessee, and Tweet Crib is headed to Arkansas.


All materials, architectural designing and labor in construction the cottages were donated to CVHN.


The Beyond the Wave Cottage pictured was designed by Andrea Plunk with Studio A Architecture and built by Davis Dunn Construction. The exterior doors and shutters donated and built by E. F. San Juan, Inc. of Youngstown and is one of the
cottages for sale.