Take a look back on the major news stories affecting Panama City Beach in August 2012. From the Biggest Loser coming to the beach, to dodging hurricane Isaac. This summary is the best way to quickly see everything that happened, and catch up on all the latest Panama City Beach News!
Following the tragic loss of Panama City Beach icon, Sydney the Giraffe in July, ZooWorld announced plans to bring in a successor, maybe even 2. This will be a big investment for the not-for-profit organization though, as a male giraffe can cost around $25,000 while a female giraffe can cost as much as $60,000 according to ZooWorld’s Assistant Director.
The announcement is made that “The Biggest Loser Half Marathon and 5K RunWalk” will be held in Panama City Beach, Florida. Dan and Jackie Evans – season five contestants on NBC’s hit show, “The Biggest Loser” will be promoting and taking part in the event.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced that St. Andrews is officially the 3rd most visited state Park, having welcomed nearly 681,000 visitors in fiscal year 2011.
The Sandpiper Beacon’s beloved Macaw, Casey passed away peacefully. She had been with us since 1992 when we brought her in as a rescue. She loved meeting guests, saying Hello and Goodbye and making many memories throughout the years.
Ocean City makes history with a failed attempt to claim the Bikini Parade World Record from Panama City Beach. The existing World Record was set right here at 450. Ocean City only managed an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny 215. Earlier this year, City Councilman Brent Ashley set a very ambitious target of 2,012. Going even further, to say “If we can’t beat 450, we’ve got a problem.” Hey Brent… You might wanna call Houston
Popular Panama City Beach attraction, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not announces that they will be offering all current Florida kindergarten through 12th-grade employees, including public, private, home and charter schools, free admission to all their Florida locations, in order to “commend educators for the tremendous job they do.”
Panama City Beach is fortunate enough to avoid the direct impact of Hurricane Isaac. Our hearts go out to all those who are being affected by Hurricane Isaac.
Panama City Beach Club: Spinnaker, prepares for it’s 40th anniversary celebrations with live bands, food and drink specials, and giveaways.