Hungry tourists and locals helped raised thousands of dollars during the 49th annual Coastal Cookout at the Orange Beach Community Center of bustling Canal Road in Orange Beach, Ala. on Saturday, June 13, 2015.
The barbecue event, which took place 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., raises money for the Orange Beach Fire Department and its many programs. Lt. Craig Stephenson of the Orange Beach Fire Department said he hoped to raise $20,000 on Saturday.
via 4,000 pounds of pork butts purchased by thousands at annual Coastal Cookout for OBFD | AL.com.
ORANGE BEACH, AL (WALA) – Come out and enjoy some good BBQ at “Cookout On The Coast”! It’s the annual fundraiser for the Orange Beach Volunteer Fire Department. The crew will be cooking up more than 45-hundred boston butts! Orange Beach Fire Marshall Craig Stephenson joined Studio10 to talk about the event:
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via 49th Annual OBVFD BBQ sale! – FOX10 News | WALA.
GULF SHORES, AL – A benefit barbecue is planned for June 19 in GulfShores to help the family of Lt. Ron West of Gulf Shores Fire and Rescue.
West injured on May 9 in a tree-cutting accident and suffered spinal injuries. He is currently at the ShepherdCenter for spinal injuries in Atlanta where he has had a least one surgery. He was also operated on in Mobile before transferring to Atlanta.
via Barbecue sale to benefit Lt. Ron West – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
Opportunities for sponsorship are still available for the 2015 Doc’s Hot Trot for ARC 5K Run/Walk presented by LuLu’s.
The annual fundraising event for the Association for Retarded Citizens of Baldwin County, conducted by the Robertsdale Rotary Club, through the Robertsdale Rotary Foundation, will be held Saturday, June 20 at LuLu’s in Gulf Shores. Last year’s event raised nearly $9,000 for ARC.
via Sponsorships available for 2015 Doc’s Hot Trot for ARC presented by LuLu’s – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
Decorated U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, the man behind the Hollywood motion picture Lone Survivor starring Mark Wahlberg, and author of the New York Times best-selling book and of the same title, will be visiting the bay area as part of the Baldwin County Drug Court Foundation’s 6th Annual “Knowing You Can Make a Difference” fundraiser.
via Lone Survivor Marcus Luttrell to speak in Daphne – FOX10 News | WALA.
GULF SHORES, AL — We all want to help… If someone falls down, most of us would want to help him get up. When someone is hungry, most of us would want to give her food. If a child is cold, very few of us could turn away.
Most of us are good people trying to do the right thing to help others. The problem is that we don’t know how to help. We might like to contribute to a charitable organization, but which one? How can we invest our hard earned money to get the biggest bang for our bucks?
via Christian Service Center uses 91% of donations for clients – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
Nick Cannon, Kerry Washington, Denzel Washington, Jennifer Lopez and Mark Wahlberg all belong to an exclusive club which has ties here to south Alabama. All were members of The Boys and Girls Club.
All day volunteers with The Boys and Girls Clubs of South Alabama will be in our studio taking your phone calls. They hope to raise money for the local branches. There are several clubs here in Mobile County providing after school care for students. The locations also run summer programs. The Boys and Girls Club offers children a safe place after school where education, recreation, and art are all top priorities. Self-improvement programs are also important. Staff members implement programs which teach students character qualities, responsibility, teamwork, and the importance of making the right decisions in life.
via All-Day Telethon For Boys and Girls Clubs of South Alabama.
ORANGE BEACH, AL — The City of Orange Beach – Relay for Life Team is gearing up for a completely new event for its fund raising efforts. The 1st Annual Peddle to the Treasure – For A Cure, Bicycle Scavenger Hunt is being hailed as a family friendly ride on the Back Country Trails of Orange Beach.
via Orange Beach Relay for Life to present Peddle for a Cure – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
The sixth annual Perdido Key Wine & Art Festival will be at VillagioTownCenter (13700 Perdido Key Drive) on April 2-5.
The festival has been extended from its original two-day length to a four-day experience. Throughout the event, guests will have the chance to taste a variety of wines from different regions, including the U.S., Europe and South America.
via Perdido Key Wine & Arts Festival.
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.