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The Edgewater Beach Resort along the coastline of Panama City Beach will again host the Feast in Florida for 2010.
Edgewater’s 110-acre gated community incorporates an array of activities and amenities sure to make a successful Feast, with 11 swimming pools, 12 tennis courts, 11 shuffleboard courts, four hot tubs, a tanning salon, gift shop, game arcade and a full-service restaurant. A complimentary tram service is available for transportation across the resort and to the meeting facility if needed.
Part of the resort rests along the Gulf of Mexico. Step back a few yards from the ocean, and you’ll find yourself on the deck surrounding Edgewater’s famous Lagoon Pool. Landscaped islands and several flowing waterfalls find their way into this 11,000-square-foot Polynesian-style, freeform pool, while several whirlpools and reflecting ponds make this tropical area complete.
The other part of the resort, across the street connected by a 10-foot wide pedestrian walkway, houses the meeting facility and a cluster of golf villas; a 9-hole, par-3 executive golf course with nine lakes and several island greens; a complete clubhouse and pro shop; 11 Plexi-cushion tennis courts with six lighted for night play; and also shuffleboard courts.
Edgewater’s health club is a 1,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that features everything from cardiovascular exercise equipment to an aerobics salon to a massage therapy room.
Housing: Approximately 70 percent of the units are oceanfront, which includes studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums. The remaining condos surround the meeting facility and golf course.
The long-term success of this site depends on members only using the housing listed in the Festival Planning Brochure. The low price for the meeting facility saves the Church thousands of dollars each year and Edgewater Resort trusts the cooperation of our members to use the housing listed in our brochure. Some condos in the area may be less expensive, but the rates at Edgewater are comparable.
For more information, go to the resort’s Web site at www.edgewaterbeachresort. com.
A fragrance-controlled room will be available.
One detail to note, the Thunder Beach motorcycle rally will take place during the second half of the Feast and will present a parking challenge as it has in the past. Edgewater, however, has promised to provide additional complimentary shuttle bus service from a parking lot a few blocks away from the conference center.