Community Outreach

The DeFuniak Springs Art Co-Op, Inc. in cooperation with the Florida Chautauqua Association transforms the former Lakeside Hospital at 1290 Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs, Florida into a fright night for the third consecutive year.  “An Evening with Jason – Long Night at Camp Blood” premieres exclusively on Friday, October 13th for ONE NIGHT ONLY from 7 pm-midnight.  Encore presentations take place the following weekends: Friday, October 20th / Saturday, October 21st from 7 – 10 pm and Friday, October 27th / Saturday, October 28th from 7 pm-midnight.  Ticket prices are $13.

Proceeds benefit both non-profit organizations.  Parking is available on Baldwin Avenue in historic Downtown DeFuniak Springs and also along Circle Drive and adjoining side streets.  Attendees must be at least 12 years of age to enter without an adult or accompanied by a parent if underage.

Come create Your own Jason mask. Jason’s character is synonymous with the hockey mask worn in the many versions of the movie, Friday the 13th.  Come to the Art Co-Op every Saturday from 10 a.m. – noon in September and through October 28th to create your own Jason mask.  For $13, design your own version of Jason with masks that have been sanded, primed and are ready for embellishment with prepared paints and other décor under the helpful guidance of the staff or, if you prefer, you may purchase a mask to work on at home or with a friend.  Details announcing the “winning” mask can be found at the Art Co-Op.  Creative versions of the hockey mask have been decorated by the artists of the Co-Op and are displayed at 756 Baldwin Avenue, Suite B, for inspiration (new address as of September 1st).  For more details inquire at the Art Co-Op or call 850-419-3007.

Tickets to the Haunted House will be available at the door.  Advance ticket sales are available at the DeFuniak Springs Art Co-Op beginning in September.  The Co-Op’s location is 756 Baldwin Avenue, Suite B, next to the Music store, in the historic Downtown area (open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays) accepting cash and credit cards.  Additionally, cash only advanced sale tickets are also offered at Joan’s Pet Paws, 907 Fl-20 in Freeport, FL. On the coast, Smith’s Antiques at 1250 Emerald Coast Pkwy., Miramar Beach will be selling cash only tickets as will the Visitor’s Center in Santa Rosa Beach at the northeast corner of Highway 331 and 98. In Crestview cash-only tickets are being sold at Happy Lark Art Supply, 551 S. Main Street.    Check the Haunted House website at . The Haunted House Facebook page is .  Check the Facebook page frequently for contests and updated information.  Inquiries can be made at or call the Art Co-Op at 850-419-3007.

PanCare of Florida and CEO Mike Hill received an award from Early Education and Care, Inc for
their many years of outstanding dedication and service.


PanCare of Florida donated 1000 backpacks to 7 local schools in need for the 2017 school year!
WMBB reported on the event:

PanCare and Island 106 set up a 2 day Back To School Hang Out to raise backpacks and school supplies for kids in Bay County. 

We raised 2,122 backpacks which were distributed throughout the community!!