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Cool, Crafty and Pink:
CoolCraft Summer Returns for Year 2

Summer came and went, and you came out in record numbers to vote for your favorite CoolCraft Summer Beverages. Join us on October 2, 2023 at the Athens Theatre in Downtown DeLand where we will announce the winners of this year's CoolCraft Summer Beverage Competition!

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This year, CoolCraft Summer has a mascot, and his name is Dougie! A former visitor turned current resident of West Volusia County, Dougie loved all the beverages created by CoolCrafters last year so much that he decided to relocate here with his creche, a group of young flamingos! This summer, Dougie is bursting with excitement to venture out and sample a variety of drinks, particularly the alcoholic ones. There's no telling the kind of mischief he'll find himself in, so join us on his CoolCraft Summer Journey by following #CoolCraftDougie on Social Media.

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Introducing the dedicated and passionate CoolCrafters, the talented team behind a year-long quest for greatness! With unwavering commitment and creativity, these artisans have poured their hearts into crafting the finest CoolCraft concoctions. From innovative recipes to meticulous techniques, they've perfected their craft, aiming to claim victory in this year's competition.

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what is a flamingo

"Wait, I'm sorry, but what exactly is a Flamingo Magazine?"

Flamingo is Florida’s only statewide lifestyle magazine covering people, travel, outdoor pursuits, food, conservation, culture and style across the state! Flamingo is the authority on living an authentic Florida lifestyle from Pensacola to Key West and all points in between. More than a magazine, Flamingo is a movement— unifying Florida’s diverse cultures and vast landscapes, creating the go-to destination for the most compelling Florida stories, and inspiring readers to go out and experience the land, waterways, food, arts and culture of the Sunshine State.

And, Flamingo is our partner and guest judge for this year's CoolCraft Summer Beverage Competition!


More information on West Volusia County can be picked up in our Visitor Center located at 116 W. New York Avenue in Downtown DeLand, FL or can be found online on our website at Please call 386-734-0162 for more information.

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