Ground Breaking News!

{Photo above: Mike Adkinson, Carlene Anderson, Bill Chapman, Alan Wood; Allen McGinnis, Bob Campbell, Tom Cooper, Terry Jones, Art Miller, Julie Hurst, Tammy & Jim Pierce and Bill Fletcher.}

{Photo above: Mike Adkinson, Carlene Anderson, Bill Chapman, Alan Wood; Allen McGinnis, Bob Campbell, Tom Cooper, Terry Jones, Art Miller, Julie Hurst, Tammy & Jim Pierce and Bill Fletcher.}

Walton County’s New Children’s Advocacy Center Breaks Ground and Receives Groundbreaking $1 Million Donation

Tue, Oct 28th, 2014 by Jordan Staggs
Photos and article courtesy of VIE Magazine

October 27, 2014 was a great day for children in Walton County who may be experiencing the ordeal of abuse, abandonment or neglect. Amidst great fanfare, including a $1 million donation by the Pierce Family,  the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) held their official ground breaking for a new center that is expected to open in early 2016.

Jim and Tammy Pierce with ECCAC’s Julie Hurst. The Pierce Family generously donated $1 million to help build the new Walton County Children’s Advocacy Center.

Dignitaries present were Secretary Mike Carroll,  Department of Children and Families; Senator Don Gaetz; Representative Matt Gaetz; Florida State First Judicial Circuit Attorney Bill Eddins; Walton County Superintendent Carlene Anderson; Walton County Commission Chair Mel Chapman;  Sheriff Michael Adkinson, Walton County Sheriff’s Department; and Captain Mike Lolley, Defuniak Springs Police Department.

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  • Tammy and Jim Pierce
  • Allen Ray McGinnis, Architect
  • Terry Jones, Compass Builders, Builder
  • Tracy Jernigan & Matt Parker, JP Engineering
  • Senator Don Gaetz
  • Walton County Board of County Commissioners
  • Mayor and Council members, City of Defuniak Springs