Beach shops host casual charity walk


The annual Flip Flop ‘Til You Drop starts at 1 p.m. at Dunes Cracker House Saturday.

Described as “a pleasant walk for charity,” this year’s event will benefit K9s for Warriors.

A limited quantity of Flip Flop T-shirts can be purchased in advance for $20 each at the following locations: LYMI Oddities, The Sunshine Shop, The Original Cafe Eleven and FA Cafe.

The T-shirt is your ticket to exclusive deals at these and other locations.

On the day of the event, a T-shirt design contest will be held at 4 p.m. at Dunes Cracker House. The most creative design will be awarded money and prizes.

St. Augustine Beach businesses helping to support the event include The Taco Shop, Dunes Cracker House, Coquina Beach Surf Club, Panama Hattie’s, The Sunshine Shop, The Original Cafe Eleven, LYMI Oddities, FA’s Café and Mango Mango’s.

Special guest musicians will provide live music at some of the locations.

For those who do not wish to walk the entire event route, Old Town Trolley Tours will provide free trolley rides and bottled water.

The purpose of “Flip Flop ‘Til You Drop” has always been to bring attention and awareness to the needs of local charities. Over the past 13 years, the event has donated more than $130,000 to local charities in the community.