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Gulf Shores approves grant to aid zoo in move | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

December 28, 2017

The Gulf Shores City Council unanimously approved appropriating a one-time grant of $1 million to the Zoo Foundation at a special-called council meeting Thursday. The money will be used to help the Zoo Foundation secure $26.26 million in tax exempt financing for the purpose of relocating from its present location to a new facility on 25 acres off County Road 6 East.

via Gulf Shores approves grant to aid zoo in move | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Kenny Vines Tourney Chairman thanks all for support – Mullet Wrapper

December 20, 2017

As Tournament Chairman for 2017, I would like to thanks to all who supported of the 2017 Kenny Vines Memorial Fishing Tournament. Without all of that support, the sponsoring Orange Beach Sportfishing Club would not be able to make this tourney possible.

The Orange Beach Sportfishing Club does not keep the proceeds of the Tournament. All proceeds were originally donated to The Billfish Foundation (TBF). This was a favorite charity of KV’s and he did a lot of work to raise money for the organization.

via Kenny Vines Tourney Chairman thanks all for support – Mullet Wrapper.

Magical Christmas Shopping Spree With Baldwin EMC | WKRG

December 08, 2017

DAPHNE, Ala. (WKRG) — One of our long-time sponsors, Baldwin EMC, is doing that again this year with a magical Christmas shopping spree, and News 5’s Debbie Williams tagged along for all the fun!

“Listen, people, we got stuff to do! There are toys to buy! Christmas is just around the corner! Let’s go, let’s get to work!”

via Magical Christmas Shopping Spree With Baldwin EMC | WKRG.

News 5’s Magical Christmas Toy Drive Receives Huge Donation from Columbia Southern University | WKRG

November 29, 2017

News 5’s Magical Christmas Toy Drive received a huge donation Monday afternoon.

One of the sponsors, Columbia Southern University, took News 5’s Allen Carter, Alan Sealls, and Devon Walsh on a shopping spree.

via News 5’s Magical Christmas Toy Drive Receives Huge Donation from Columbia Southern University | WKRG.

Cold Weather Shelter Opens | WKRG

November 20, 2017

For the first time this season, the Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama opened its doors as a cold weather shelter. The Salvation Army does this any time the temperature is forecasted to drop below 40 degrees.

Extra coats are put out in addition to the 28 beds the Salvation Army opens to the homeless every night. Those staying at the shelter are provided dinner and a hot breakfast in the morning.

via Cold Weather Shelter Opens | WKRG.

Elberta Police Department holds benefit for injured chief – FOX10 News | WALA

November 17, 2017

The Elberta Police Department is holding a benefit event Saturday for its injured chief of police, Stan DeVane.

The chief has been recovering from a horseback riding accident that happened in Wyoming in July.

FOX10 News spoke with DeVane’s wife, Debbie, to get an update on him. She tells us DeVane was treated and came home to Elberta, but he is now suffering from a bacterial infection in his spine that has paralyzed him.

via Elberta Police Department holds benefit for injured chief – FOX10 News | WALA.

Toys For Children Nov. 9 at Fisher’s – Mullet Wrapper

November 09, 2017

The 5dth Annual Toys 4 Children fundraiser will be held on Nov. 9 at Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina. Sponsored by Wildflowers Boutique and Fisher’s, the event has raised a total of $50,000 in toys and donations to help island and Baldwin County children have a great Christmas.

Tickets are $25 and are available at Wildflowers Boutique on Canal Road in the Commons Shopping center, online or at the door. The ticket includes a fashion show, music from TriggerProof, hors d’oeuvres and drink specials.

via Toys For Children Nov. 9 at Fisher’s – Mullet Wrapper.

Bikers from 2 States Join to Raise Money During Ace of Hearts Poker Run | WKRG

October 22, 2017

Riders from two different states showed up to the Mobile Bay Harley Davidson and Harley Davidson of Pensacola for the 1st Annual Ace of Hearts Poker Run on Saturday.

Bikers paid $20 to join a fun game of poker.  All riders received an Ace of Hearts Poker Run sheet with 5 places to stamp their card.  The first stamp was given at the respective Harley Davidson dealership and the last stamp will be issued at the Flora-Bama.  There will be 3 stops on either side of the state line in route to the Flora-Bama where riders receive their additional stamps.

via Bikers from 2 States Join to Raise Money During Ace of Hearts Poker Run | WKRG.

Former Journey front-man to headline annual fundraiser concert | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

October 20, 2017

FAIRHOPE, Alabama — Get ready to take a journey with a popular 70′s rock band’s former lead vocalist as the 16th annual Angel Ride and Concert kicks off Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27-28 at Oak Hollow Farm in Fairhope.

After Lynyrd Skynyrd rocked the stage in 2014, the annual fundraiser wanted to focus more on local talent the last two years, said Mary Carolyn McDaniel, one of the event’s organizers.

via Former Journey front-man to headline annual fundraiser concert | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Chesney, Flora-Bama team for Virgin Islands

October 17, 2017

Flora-Bama owner John McInnis heads back to the U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday, but it’s not for vacation.

McInnis, 39, has traveled to the Virgin Islands every week since Hurricane Irma devastated the area in early September. McInnis teamed with his friend, country superstar Kenny Chesney, to deliver disaster relief to residents of St. John, the smallest of the three main Virgin Islands — St. John, St. Croix and St. Thomas.

via Chesney, Flora-Bama team for Virgin Islands.

How Kenny Chesney is Saving St. John – News of St. John

October 16, 2017

“Kenny sent his plane down immediately, right after the wind stopped blowing” John McInnis told me last week as we sat on a 50 passenger relief plane which was headed to St. John stocked with generators, internet equipment, rakes, shovels and a host of other cleanup equipment. John is heading up Kenny’s Love for Love City Foundation, an organization benefiting Hurricane Irma disaster relief. He is also the owner of the popular Flora-Bama beach bar, a bar Kenny sung about on his The Big Revival album. (The McInnis family knows a thing about disaster recovery as they were instrumental in the cleanup and rebuilding efforts of Hurricane Ivan, Hurricane Katrina, and the BP oil spill.) “We loaded that initial plane with key personnel and supplies and flew it to St. Croix. Those people and supplies were taken by private helicopter directly to St. John.”

via How Kenny Chesney is Saving St. John – News of St. John.

Wildflowers Toys 4 Children in its fifth year

October 11, 2017

Wildflowers Boutique owners Terri Long and Candice Duncan Toys 4 Children fundraiser will have its fifth edition Nov. 9 at Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina. Fisher’s is a partner in the effort and has hosted the event every year.

Each year it keeps building and building, Terri said, with donations, toys, and partners. In the previous four years, a total of $50,000 in toys and donations have been collected to help island and Baldwin County children have a great Christmas.

via Wildflowers Toys 4 Children in its fifth year.

Legendary athlete Bo Jackson headlining Baldwin County Drug Court Fundraiser Sept. 21 | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

September 20, 2017

Bo Jackson, Heisman Trophy winner and 1986 first pick in the National Football League draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and fourth round pick in the Major League Baseball draft by the Kansas City Royals that same year, will be visiting the bay area as part of the Baldwin County Drug Court Foundation’s 8th Annual “Knowing You Can Make a Difference” fundraiser.

via Legendary athlete Bo Jackson headlining Baldwin County Drug Court Fundraiser Sept. 21 | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Sirens 10,000 football drawdown party set for Sept. 15

September 15, 2017

Football Season is upon us, so mark your calendar for the Sirens of the Sea “Football Tailgate Party” Drawdown. The Band “STORMY’ from Louisiana will provide the musical entertainment for the evening.

Stormy’s song list is as versatile as their musical abilities. They are composed of a solid rhythm section, horns, and keyboard with male and female vocalists, all of which offer a great variety of music for the entire crowd.

via Sirens 10,000 football drawdown party set for Sept. 15.

Hurricane Irma relief: Flora-Bama, ‘Love Benefit’ aim to help U.S. Virgin Islands | AL.com

September 15, 2017

Hurricane Irma’s devastation of the U.S. Virgin Islands has drawn a swift and personal response from some on the Gulf Coast: The Flora-Bama, working with country superstar Kenny Chesney, already has sent a planeload of relief supplies to St. John, and another group is planning a musical “island to island benefit” on Sunday.

via Hurricane Irma relief: Flora-Bama, ‘Love Benefit’ aim to help U.S. Virgin Islands | AL.com.

Flora-Bama helping with Irma relief – FOX10 News | WALA

September 14, 2017

PENSACOLA, FL (WALA) -

Relief is starting to pour in to the Sunshine State following Hurricane Irma. The Flora-Bama is among the many organizations doing what it can to help.

“It’s horrible, horrible, horrible… I’m from Kansas where there is nothing but tornadoes – I’ve seen those. I can’t imagine what a hurricane would be like,” Kyle Layne – donated $20 to the cause.

via Flora-Bama helping with Irma relief – FOX10 News | WALA.

Brothers who drowned near Orange Beach knew how to swim, relatives say | AL.com

August 15, 2017

After violent riptides in the Gulf of Mexico claimed the lives a 12-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man in Orange Beach on August 11, a fundraiser account has been set up to help their families with funeral expenses.

In a statement posted to a Gofundme page on August 12, the two victims were identified as Joshua Spencer, 19 and Steward Spencer III, 12, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

via Brothers who drowned near Orange Beach knew how to swim, relatives say | AL.com.

Family Raising Money For Funeral Expenses Following Orange Beach Drownings | WKRG

August 13, 2017

Relatives of Joshua and Steward Spencer are raising money for funeral expenses following their deaths.  You can find a link here.  19-year-old Steward Spencer III and 12-year-old Joshua Spencer drowned Friday evening in Gulf waters shortly after starting their vacation from Baton Rouge.  Their bodies were discovered Saturday morning by searchers.

via Family Raising Money For Funeral Expenses Following Orange Beach Drownings | WKRG.

“God Bless America Music Lovers Appreciation Jam” raises funds for music education

August 08, 2017

There’s a nice Eastman guitar on a stand at Suzi and George VanDyke’s Scenic Hills home. Neither of the VanDykes plays guitar, but they have plenty of friends who stop by who do.

The couple will have more guitar-slinging friends over than usual on Sept. 9. That’s when the VanDykes will host the fourth annual “God Bless America Music Lovers Appreciation Jam” in their backyard. Dozens of musicians normally show up for the casual hootenanny, which raises money for musical education. Last year’s backyard concert attracted nearly 300 people and raised $1,000, which the couple gave to the Blues Angel Music Foundation, which supports numerous music programs in Northwest Florida.

via “God Bless America Music Lovers Appreciation Jam” raises funds for music education.

Motorcycle Fundraiser Held for Man Killed in Gulf Shores DUI Crash | WKRG

June 10, 2017

It’s been nearly one month since the death of Aubrey Coggin.  The 26-year-old man from Foley was killed trying to direct traffic around an accident on the intercoastal waterway bridge in Gulf Shores when police say he was hit by a van driven by an alleged drunk driver.  Today a fundraiser was held to help the family he left behind.

via Motorcycle Fundraiser Held for Man Killed in Gulf Shores DUI Crash | WKRG.

What’s Working: Upsale Resale Store Helps Fund Pet Adoptions

May 06, 2017

The Baldwin County Humane Society has found a creative way to earn money to care for its homeless pets. They opened up a resale store on Highway 98 next to the building where they house their pets. It’s called “Uptail” Resale Shop. The store just sells furniture and household supplies. In a short 6 months, the store is already turning a nice profit. They have raised $20,000 so far!

via What’s Working: Upsale Resale Store Helps Fund Pet Adoptions.

Annual Family Fun Day Relay For Life Fundraiser At Waterville | Meyer Vacation Rentals

April 20, 2017

The annual Family Fun Day event will be held from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 30, at Waterville USA with all proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Waterville USA is located on Ala. Hwy. 59 in Gulf Shores.

Stacy Odom and Frances Warne, both of Meyer Vacation Rentals’ Guest Relations team, serve as chairpersons for this important fundraiser, which raised more than $12,000 in 2016.

via Annual Family Fun Day Relay For Life Fundraiser At Waterville | Meyer Vacation Rentals.

Jackie Cole-Clark benefit slated April 23 at O.B. Marine Clean – Mullet Wrapper

April 12, 2017

A fundraiser for Pleasure Island resident Jackie Cole (pictured) will be held on Sunday, April 23 from 3-8 p.m. at Orange Beach Marine Clean, located at 24825 Commercial Ave. in Orange Beach.

A server at Big Fish Restaurant, Jackie was in a golf cart accident on March 19 and still remains at USA Hospital in Mobile. She has undergone four surgeries and she is not quiet out of the woods yet, according to Nicole Porter. “She has no insurance and she is a mother with no other income,’’ Porter said. “We have so many fabulous donations. Bring your friends. They do not want to miss out either.’’

via Jackie Cole-Clark benefit slated April 23 at O.B. Marine Clean – Mullet Wrapper.

Foley Coming Together Saturday to Support Firefighter’s Son

April 01, 2017

“It’s hard for us to accept help but sometimes you just have to get beyond that and do it,” says Foley Fire Chief Joey Darby.

The 15-month-old remains in Memphis, battling stage four cancer at St. Jude Hospital. “The last couple of days have been pretty good where they have been able to get out and enjoy some fresh air. I know they went to the zoo in Memphis which was probably a relief for all of them and gave Easton an opportunity to smile and be a child.”

via Foley Coming Together Saturday to Support Firefighter’s Son.

South Alabama firefighters rally around toddler diagnosed with rare cancer | AL.com

March 13, 2017

Orange Beach firefighters are asking for donations to help one of their own.

According to a post on Facebook by fire department, Foley firefighter Cody Carraway’s son was recently diagnosed with cancer.

Carraway and Kahlee Salter learned their 15-month-old son Easton had a large tumor in his pelvic area. Doctors said the tumor was a rare form cancer called Sacrococcygeal Teratoma, and the cancer had spread to surrounding muscle tissue and both the toddler’s lungs. Easton was diagnosed with stage four of the disease.

via South Alabama firefighters rally around toddler diagnosed with rare cancer | AL.com.

United Way offering assistance for those affected by Mardi Gras tragedy in Gulf Shores | AL.com

March 01, 2017

The United Way of Baldwin County has set up a website for people wishing to donate in support of the families affected by Tuesday’s tragic incident in Gulf Shores.

Marina Simpson, executive director with the organization, said Wednesday that donations will go directly to the families impacted by what police are describing as an accident at the start of the city’s annual Mardi Gras parade.

via United Way offering assistance for those affected by Mardi Gras tragedy in Gulf Shores | AL.com.

OBPD Auxiliary thankful for contributions to Christmas project – Mullet Wrapper

February 01, 2017

The Orange Beach Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary would like to thank everyone who donated or contributed in any way to our annual Christmas project for needy families. We were able to provide food, clothing and toys to 70 families including 135 children due to the wonderful support of this community.

via OBPD Auxiliary thankful for contributions to Christmas project – Mullet Wrapper.

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