Okaloosa saves, this Saturday!

This Saturday, February 11, 2017 Okaloosa Saves and the University of Florida will be hosting the       Eco-Nomic Living Expo at the Santa Rosa Mall from 10am-3pm. Admission is free to this event.

In 2016 a Federal Reserve Study found that “Forty-six percent of adults say they either could not cover an emergency expense costing $400, or would cover it by selling something or borrowing money”. What that means is if someone’s oven broke, or their air conditioner was on the fritz, they would not be able to repair or replace, because they don’t have enough money saved. Okaloosa Saves is a non-profit organization committed to educating youth and adults about saving money and supporting them along the way.

The Eco-Nomic Living Expo is one way we can do this. The Expo will have over 45 vendors, all with a focus on health, home, environment and money. In addition to vendors Gulf Power is bringing in their fuel efficient vehicle and UF/IFAS Extension will be offering seminars throughout the day on topics such as: lawn care, GMOs, micro plastics, heart health, investing, identity theft and more…..

4-H and the Family Nutrition Program will be there all day featuring activities for kids. While your there don’t forget to vote on your favorite youth and corporate piggy bank.

We have limited space in the Rain Barrel workshop! Create and take home your very own rain barrel to use in your home garden and save your wallet. Pre-registration is required at economicliving@eventbrite.com .

Did we mention all of the door prizes we have? Some of these include a television, lots of baskets filled with goodies, and even money! A donation drawing will be held for an original, hand painted, rain barrel by local artist Rafi Perez, www.rafiperezart.com and goody bags for our first 350 guests who sign up to be Okaloosa Savers. Set-up will be available for the #imsavingforcontest, the first 50 people to complete a video at the expo will receive a gift card, and be entered into the national contest to win $1,000.

Okaloosa Saves cannot wait to see you at the Eco-Nomic Living Expo on February 11th at the Santa Rosa Mall. For more information check out economiclivingexpo.com and visit our Okaloosa Saves FaceBook page. For more information about this event contact: Jill Breslawski, Family and Consumer Science agent UF/IFAS Extesnion at jbreslawski@ufl.edu or 689-5850.

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