Alicia Hansen

Calypso welcomes Navarre guests

Calypso welcomes Navarre guests

A brightly painted sea turtle statue commissioned by the Santa Rosa County Tourism Development Office arrived Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the Navarre Visitor Information Center. The turtle statue stands roughly five feet tall and will be permanently placed in the lobby of the Navarre Visitor Information Center as part of Santa Rosa County’s Turtle Trail, […]

Myrtle the Turtle welcomes visitors

Myrtle the Turtle welcomes visitors

Santa Rosa County’s newest ambassador, Myrtle the Turtle has found a home at the I-10 Florida Welcome Center greeting visitors to the Sunshine State and promoting tourism for Santa Rosa County. Myrtle was hand-painted by artist Alicia Hansen who used the turtle’s shell to feature the highlights of the county’s attractions including Historic Milton, Navarre […]

Meet Myrtle the Turtle

Meet Myrtle the Turtle

Santa Rosa County has a new ambassador that will call the Florida Welcome Center on I-10 home.  Her name is Myrtle the Turtle and she has her own hashtag (#myrtletheturtle). In a Tourist Development Council meeting April 5, Julie Morgan, tourist development director said that the possibilities that the turtle idea creates are endless.  The […]