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Many Drop In For Flip Flop Till You Drop 2015

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Joining together to Flip Flop!

Families Came Together For A Common Cause

Families and friends joined together for this years Flip Flop Till You Drop event. Celebrating it’s 13th year, this year over 700 people took to the street to show their support and raise funds for St Augustine’s Kids Bridge, a visitation center providing a safe place for kids and their parents

Billed as “ A Pleasant walk for charity,” this event has people traveling between Jack’s Bar-B-Q and Little Margie’s FA Cafe along A1A Beach Blvd. This years event was dedicated to the memory of Walker “Rance” Newton a regular walker and beach resident who passed away last year. Newton was a local legend, an author with over eight books to his credit, a musician and a giving man donating to many local causes.

With a small donation this years walkers were given a tee-shirt and were treated to a celebration of food, music and prizes as they travel along the boulevard. The heat did not put a damper on this years event. Hundreds gathered at Jack’s to start the walk.

“I’ve done this every year,” said Ronnie Feutz as he waited for the walk to start. “You have fun with the locals on the beach and the community really comes together.”

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Jean and James sat under their “It’s A Flip Flop Day” tent.

Kids Bridge is located in downtown St Augustine. Started by St Johns County Junior Service League in 2003, Kids Bridge gives local families dealing with domestic issues such as divorce, domestic violence, substance abuse, mental illness, child abuse and neglect a safe place to meet and spend time with family members. Kids Bridge provides on-site supervised visits, parent exchange services as well as classes to help strengthen families while keeping children safe.

“Raising money for Kids Bridge is a great cause,” said St Augustine native, Cinlee. “It is a lot of fun and a good way to spend the day.”

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Ronnie Feutz enjoys the day.

Jean and James sat under their “It’s A Flip Flop Day” tent helping to raise additional funds for the cause. “Kids Bridge is awesome,” stated Jean as she organized her table. “They keep families together and they really need the funding. We have supported them since they opened and have participated in the walk every year,” she continued.

Kids Bridge truly is a community project. Keeping kids safe is the main objective of everyone walking the walk on Saturday. “It’s all about family,” said James one of the original donators to Kids Bridge. James donated the first crib at Kids Bridge. It’s all about family we all had to agree.