What really makes a community like DeFuniak Springs great? Is it the restaurants? Or perhaps the scenic views? All of these are important aspects to a town, but most might agree that if the people are warm and hospitable, all of the other “stuff” is just extra.
Meet Sharon Grenet, a shining example that a town is only as good as those who inhabit it. Sharon has been involved with DeFuniak Springs her whole life as, growing up, she and her sisters would visit their relatives who lived in the area. Then, nine years ago, Grenet and her sisters bought a house here and seven years ago she made DeFuniak Springs her home. Her favorite features of DeFuniak Springs include the Walton County Heritage Museum, Reflections, the Lakeyard, Library, Bogey’s, and Corner Café.
In an effort to welcome and educate visitors and residents on all of the opportunities DeFuniak Springs has to offer, Sharon became an ambassador for Main Street DeFuniak Springs. To Sharon, Main Street helps to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors. If there were one thing Sharon would like for visitors, or those who have not had the pleasure of visiting yet, to know is how active and giving the residents are year-round. Grenet says, “The business and volunteer opportunities are available for new residents to use their skills and become part of this community. For those looking to retire and stay active, this is the place to call home”
One of Grenet’s earliest memories of DeFuniak Springs is that of riding the train from Jacksonville to visit her grandparents’ farm in Eucheeanna. Grenet remembers, “Our Grandmother and Grandfather were both born and raised in Walton County. Now, I’m volunteering at that same Train Station, which is now the Walton County Heritage Museum.” Grenet has fond memories of attending the annual Florida Chautauqua Assemblies, as well.
Main Street is very lucky to have a person as passionate as Sharon on our side! Thank you for your service and commitment to our community!
-Alone we can do so litte; together we can do so much.