GULF SHORES, AL — Students from Gulf Shores High School pitched their business ideas before a panel of investors to compete for funding at the Second Annual Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Investor Panel Presentation Event.
The students presented before representatives from the local business community as well as an audience filled with family, friends and members of the high school staff, for the opportunity to gain funding for their original ideas- that could be the next big thing.
via Investor Panel hears students’ business ideas – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
ELBERTA, Ala. — The public is invited to enjoy a meal of famous German sausage & sauerkraut, entertainment for adults and children, and over 200 arts & crafts booths at the Elberta German Sausage Festival at Elberta Town Park on March 28.
via Elberta German Sausage Festival set to return March 28 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
GULF SHORES, AL — Holy Spirit Thrift Shop recently donated $3,000 to support Family Promise of Baldwin County.
Family Promise provides temporary shelter and case management services to help homeless families with children become self sufficient. One hundred percent of donations are used for families South Baldwin County communities.
via Holy Spirit donates $3,000 to Family Promise – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
Firefighters, cops and civilians came out for the annual Race to the top of the Tower Race at Turquoise Place in Orange Beach, Ala. on Friday night. The event draws first responders from Pensacola, Fla. to Gulf Shores, Ala. and beyond to raise money for the Special Olympics.
But not all in attendance were first responders. Charles Baranovich, 12, of Gulf Shores didn’t have a strategy to win but was ready in the lobby around 6 p.m. as he stretched. “Well, I don’t know what I’m going to do but I do know I’m just going to sprint as fast as I can.”
via Firefighters, cops and civies race to Orange Beach roof condo for Special Olympics | AL.com.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – The 21st Super Bowl Chili Cook Off was a big party and Saturday, Jan. 31, it might have been the biggest in the history of the event, organizers said. Lots of chili was eaten, beverages consumed, fun had and money raised for cancer research.
via Flora-Bama Super Bowl Chili Cook Off 2015 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — Some of the teams will win ribbons and a bit of cash, but every single one will have a blast. Well, if any of the previous Super Bowl Chili Cook-Offs are any indication, a party will certainly erupt when the propane fires are lit underneath the variety of chili pots.
via Cookin’ for cancer awareness: Chili cookoff is Saturday – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Arts & Entertainment.
GULF SHORES, Ala, — Brats are not just for snowbirds anymore. Kenn Krouse, this year’s organizer of the annual Bratfest, says it’s a snowbird-driven event and organized event, but everybody is welcome to stop by for a $4 brat with all the fixings and you can add a soda or coffee for $1. More local involvement, Krouse said, has led to complete sellouts the past few years.
via Bratfest back for 17th year on Feb. 7 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — Light up the night and help raise money to fight cancer in the Relay for Life event Glow in the Park at The Wharf on Saturday, Jan. 31.
via Glow in the Park – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Gulf Coast Buzz.
ORANGE BEACH, AL — The Orange Beach Garden Club announces the date and theme for it’s 28th Annual Garden Club Game Day and Salad Luncheon. This year’s theme is “After The Fox Hunt” and will be held the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf on Feb. 11 from 10 a.m.-to 3 p.m. with doors opening at 9:30 a.m.
via Orange Beach Garden Club annual luncheon set for Feb. 11 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
January 24, 2015 — GULF SHORES, AL (GSA) — For the sixth consecutive year, Holy Spirit Thrift Shop, has been named the Presenting Sponsor for the Christian Service Center’s annual Spaghetti Dinner. The spaghetti dinner is scheduled for, Feb. 23, from 4:30-7 p.m. in Building B Auditorium on Gulf Shores United Methodist Church South Campus in the Winn Dixie Shopping Center, Highway 59, Gulf Shores.
via Holy Spirit Thirft store the presenting sponsor for Christian Service Center dinner.
MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile AeroFest announced the expo’s first slate of musical acts on Friday, along with the Titan FC Championship MMA Fight Card that will be taking place at the inaugural event at the Mobile Aeroplex on March 20-21, 2015.
via Inaugural AeroFest announces initial music slate: Big & Rich headline – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. — The Eastern Shore Medical Alliance is selling king cakes from the famous Randazzo’s Camellia City Bakery in New Orleans with proceeds benefitting the Alabama Free Clinic and Thomas Hospital’s birth center.
via King cake sale benefits free clinic, Thomas birth center – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
DAPHNE, Ala. – You may have put a lot of miles on your old running shoes, but when you donate them to the “Many More Miles” campaign, your shoes will land on the feet of someone who really needs them. For the 12th consecutive year, Baldwin Bone and Joint, P.C. will once again host this important community project.
via ‘Many More Miles’ campaign benefits the homeless – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — People love a bargain even when it comes to recycling. On Saturday, Jan. 17, at Gulf State Park the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber had its annual ecycling and shredding day, but this year with an added twist.
via Record day for recycling electronics on Pleasure Island – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – A long line was waiting at 7 a.m. when the doors opened for the Orange Beach Community Yardsale to benefit Cystic Fibrosis research. Several city employees were working during the sale and lots of folks walked away with bargains and treasures.
via Community yardsale in Orange Beach benefits Cystic Fibrosis – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – Pleasure Island Tiki was the final stop for a poker run to raise money for the Southeast Heart Transplant Fund in the name of Michael Glorioso who awaiting a transplant. Bikes and cars started at either Papa Rocco’s or Eagle’s Talon bike shop with five stops along the way.
via Heart transplant fundraiser draws lively crowd at Pleasure Island Tiki – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — Light up the night and help raise money to fight cancer in the Relay for Life event Glow in the Park at The Wharf on Saturday, Jan. 31. Columbia Southern University is the sponsor for the event, a non-competitive 5K “race” on The Wharf grounds which promises to provide much fun and frivolity. The main event will kick off at 5:45 p.m. and be a rollicking party until 9 p.m.
via Glow in the Park – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Gulf Coast Buzz.
MOBILE, Alabama — Kevin Lanford said it’s hard to put into words how much he appreciates the community response this past weekend in support of his 21-year-old son Hunter. A trip to the emergency room on Jan. 8, 2014 revealed Hunter had Leukemia. Fast forward a year later, and Lanford said you can’t tell by looking at Hunter that he’s sick.
via Donation drive for Hunter Lanford in Orange Beach exceeds father’s expectations: ‘I was stunned and speechless’ | AL.com.
SPANISH FORT—Spanish Fort basketball wrapped up Shooting 2 Change week for statewide autism awareness. Toros boys head coach Dru Powell and wife Jenilee initiated the campaign to promote more awareness of the disorder which affects one in 68 children, including their son Parker. Part of the mission Powell said is to, “accept, educate and understand the condition.”
via “Shooting 2 Change” for Autism Awareness – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Sports.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – Friends, relatives and well wishers alike gathered on Jan. 10 to raise money to help with the care of Hunter Lanford of Orange Beach who is battling leukemia. People also donated blood and volunteered to be enter a bone-marrow database to help leukemia sufferers who need a bone-marrow transplant.
via Seeking a bone marrow match for Hunter Lanford – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — Joe Coe knows what its like to face cancer with limited resources and still come out a winner. With that in mind the owner of the Keg Bar and Grill in Orange Beach started a fundraiser to help cancer patients two years ago. On Saturday the bar on Canal Road will have the third annual Keg Tailgate Cook Off competition.
via Keg Tailgate Cook Off to raise money for cancer machine – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Gulf Coast Visitor Guide.
January 9, 2015 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – Orange Beach has been home to a favorite winter event, the ‘Big’ Yard & Craft Sale. This will be the 12th year for the sale where shoppers find great bargains from more than 25 different vendors. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 17 at the Orange Beach Community Center, located at 27235 Canal Road.
via Orange Beach event to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — A public fundraiser is scheduled for January 18th at the Flora-Bama to assist a popular local musician in need of a heart transplant. When it comes to music, specifically in the gospel field, famed local drummer/producer Brian Williams has truly seen it and done it all.
via Benefit for musician Brian Williams set for Jan. 18 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
ORANGE BEACH, AL — The fight continues against leukemia for Hunter Lanford of Orange Beach, but he and his family are looking at taking another tack in the battle. In January of 2014 he was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia and has courageously fought it, with the help of family and community since.
via Blood drive to seek marrow matches – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
December 20, 2014 — Orange Beach, AL (OBA) — The active Rotarian program called “Lunches for Learning” is raising money for school lunches for the children of Honduras. The proceeds along with requested donations are to be totaled and an anonymous donor agreed to contribute a like amount for the funding of the children of the rural Honduras schools.
via Rotarians raise money for Honduran schoolchildren’s lunches.
ROBERTSDALE, AL – The Wisconsin Sno-bird Club collected $1,400 at their January, February and March meetings to buy gift cards for the foster children of Baldwin County for this Christmas. Show here is Nancy Durgin presenting the gift cards to Kassie Everett-Carroll at their Robertsdale offices on Dec. 1.
via Wisconsin Sno-birds Christmas donation – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
December 16, 2014 – Orange Beach, AL – (OBA) – On Dec. 19 a lunch on the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail will be the site of a benefit for Mary’s Shelter. The lunch out on the trail is a way to thank the community for its support and to benefit Mary’s Shelter. It will include red beans and rice, hotdogs, sweets and sodas at $5 per person and proceeds will go to Mary’s Shelter.
via Backcountry Trail lunch Friday to benefit Mary’s Shelter.
GULF SHORES, Alabama — The Villas at Bon Secour Apartment Homes in Gulf Shores will host a Toys for Tots mixer. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at the property’s clubhouse. The campaign’s goal is to collect toys from residents and guests and distribute these toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the Baldwin County area in where the campaign is conducted.
via Villas at Bon Secour to host Toys for Tots mixer Dec. 18 | AL.com.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – Rhonda Hart celebrates her birthday each year with a Barbie Party at the world-famous Flora-Bama Lounge and Package Store by gathering up dolls and toys for children at Christmas. On Dec. 6 photographer Capt. Mark Robinson was on hand to capture the fun.
via Rhonda Hart’s annual Barbie Party and Birthday Celebration – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
FAIRHOPE, Alabama – Toys, toys and more toys! Students at Fairhope Middle School bought and donated more than 600 toys to the News 5 Great Toy Drive. The goal was to beat last year’s 500 toy donation. The kids smashed that record!
via Fairhope Middle School Makes Huge Toy Drive Donation!