Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Leo Casas, owner of Braulio Casas Architects, made us aware of a local in need of help. Her name is Kim Estes. The beauty of our community and the amazing people who live here is that we all come together in times of need. Following is the message we received from Leo:

Kim Estes is a dear friend and a 9-year employee of Bud & Alley's (currently Special Events and Wedding Coordinator). Recently, Kim was diagnosed with Guillain-BarrĂ© Syndrome , a rare disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. Kim is currently paralyzed and at a specialty hospital in Pensacola. While many patients make a full recovery, it can be a very slow and difficult process, possibly lasting up to a year or longer. Hopes are high and prayers are strong. With that said, Bud & Alley’s is hosting a benefit to help relieve the financial burdens involved with Kim’s medical needs. We ask that you please join us for:

Party with a Purpose
Bud & Alley’s
Sunday, September 20th, 3 – 8 pm

$10 cover at the door (all proceeds going to the Kim Estes Assistance Fund)
** Free Food, Silent Auction and Live Bands including Cadillac Willy & Dread Clampitt **

Also, an account has been established in Kim’s name at the Wachovia Bank in Seaside for financial donations or they can be mailed to: Kim Estes Assistance Fund / P.O. Box 4898 / Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459.

Thank you for your help and for the continued prayers and support for Kim and her family.