At their March meeting, Walton County Democratic Women will present Nancy Hasty performing as pilot Jackie Cochran and Karen McGee as Lady Bird Johnson. Join the DWC on March 25, 2019 at 11:30 – 2:00 pm at Cantina Laredo in the Grand Boulevard Shopping Center. Some outstanding women who made history in Walton County history will also be honored. Cost of the meal will be $25. 

Walton County playwright and actress Nancy Hasty will perform a scene from her play, The Flight of Jackie Cochran for the Walton County Democratic Women’s Club at Cantina Laredo on March 25, 2019. After being granted rights to a book about Jackie Cochran, Hasty spent three years traveling and researching, writing, developing and shaping a trove of spectacular, heartbreaking, exciting—and at times, conflicting—details of one woman’s life into the play The Flight of Jackie Cochran.  

This complex and formidable aviator rose from squalor and poverty in Northwest Florida to become one of the most accomplished people of the 20th Century, when she won international aviation prizes, commanded the WASPS during WWII and broke the sound barrier. previous plays have been produced in NYC in numerous theaters, including off-Broadway and Broadway, as well as internationally. She has toured cross-country with her one woman show, “Florida Girls.”

Join us on March 25 to see an excerpt from Nancy Hasty’s one woman production. 

Nancy Hasty Soars in The Flight of Jackie Cochran

Karen McGee first performed as Lady Bird Johnson in a high school skit and at speech tournaments in a day when Mrs. Johnson was often mocked by comediennes. She has reenacted scenes from the life of the First Lady from Texas at high schools and at the Chautauqua Assembly in Walton County. McGee has previously acted in community theater here in Walton County with both the Three Arts Alliance in South Walton and the Chautauqua Theater in DeFuniak Springs. She is the past president of the Walton County Democratic Women. 

Karen McGee explains about life as Lady Bird Johnson

Date: Monday, March 25, 2019

Time: 11:30 am to 2 pm

Place: El Cantina Laredo, 585 Grand Boulevard N-106, Miramar Beach. (There is plenty of parking in back of the restaurant)

Price: $25 for check payments; mail to Walton County Democratic Women’s Club.

PO Box 2507, Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459; $25.75 for credit card payments, contact Carolynn Zonia at zoniacarolynn@gmail.com and she will call you back to arrange payment.

RSVPs with payment are due by March 18th; RSVPs after that are still needed but you can pay at the door the day of the event. RSVP by pressing the reply button to this e-mail.

Your meal will be a choice of one of three entrees, along with appetizer and a non alcoholic beverage. Alcohol available for purchase at the restaurant.

Questions? Contact Sue Bowden at susanbowden4321@yahoo.com.