St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, in cooperation with other churches, supporters and volunteers, will again provide a free meal to anyone who needs it or is alone this Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26. Those who would like to have a meal delivered should call the church office at 222-2487 by noon on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Take-out meals can be picked up at the Parish Hall, located at 1307 E. Three Notch Street, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.


Opp Christmas Parade will be held December 4, 2020 at 6:30 p.m., on Main Street.

Following the parade, there will be cookies and pictures with Santa.


There will be a Chili Cookoff in Florala on December 12, 2020. The event is being held in conjunction with “Shop the Block.”

There will be arts, crafts, music and more.


Small Business Saturday is scheduled for the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 28, 2020.

In support of our small business retailers, The Opp Chamber created the Shop Local Shop Opp Have Good Cheer and Spend it Here campaign.

This campaign will begin on Saturday, November 28th, and run through Saturday, December 19th.

The basic premise is “progressive shopping.”

Each time a customer spends $25.00 at participating retailers, he/she will receive a coupon to be redeemed at another participating retailer’s establishment.

The participating retailers are as follows:  Body Conscious, Dalton Pharmacy (The Cotton Patch), The Olde Farmhouse, Southern Style, and Young’s Florist.


The Tri Cities Chamber of Commerce will have a Christmas Parade on December 12, 2020.

Line-up will begin at 4:30 p.m., and the parade will begin at 5 p.m.


One of Okaloosa County’s oldest traditions continues at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 when the Laurel Hill Harvest Supper will be held at First Baptist Church of Laurel Hill, 3972 Second Ave. The churches of the Laurel Hill area take turns presenting the pre-meal worship, and this year, First Baptist has the honors. Members of any church and folks with no church family, are cordially invited to enjoy the pre-meal celebration followed by a bodacious southern church supper. Bring a covered dish, either main course, meat, side, salad, or dessert. The Harvest Supper marks the start of the holiday season in North Okaloosa County, and has been held continuously for more than 60 years, making it one of the area’s most eagerly anticipated events. Contact the First Baptist Church of Laurel Hill for information, 850.652.4192.