FOLEY, Ala. — The fourth annual Turkey Take-Out is now in the history books. Hundreds of volunteers and donors came together to provide Thanksgiving dinner and groceries to more than 1,000 South Baldwin residents in need.
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BAY MINETTE — There will be a public service showdown at 10 a.m. on Saturday Dec. 7 as the City of Bay Minette’s police and fire departments face off in a softball game to benefit a local charity.
The Guns vs. Hoses is already generating plenty of hype and anticipation.
FOLEY, Ala. (WALA) – It was a full house down at Foley United Methodist Church as about 50 volunteers worked to give people in line worked to give people in their community full bellies.
“It was started by a lay person, who had the idea and he just ran with it. So it’s caught on. And we fed a lot of folks and we’re glad to do it,” Pastor Patricia Bruner said.
GULF SHORES, AL – Holy Spirit Thrift Shop recently awarded a grant of $350 to the Gulf Shores Starfish Swim Team. The Starfish swim team is the only Special Olympic swim team in Baldwin County, training handicapped participants to qualify for the State Special Olympics.
Again this year, the Christian Service Center is the recipient of toys collected in the Santa’s Helper Toy Drive effort co-sponsored by Sunny 105.7-FM and CSC in cooperation with many local businesses that serve as collection locations joining together to help give children in the area a better Christmas.
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Snook Youth Club of Foley (SYC) announces the performance of jazz violin virtuoso, Ken Ford, King of Strings.
The event will be held Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Foley Civic Center located at 407 East Laurel.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Daphne is selling Christmas trees.
They go on sale Nov. 29 at 10 a.m. The proceeds from the sale of the trees will go toward the ministries of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and The Exceptional Foundation.
Central Baldwin Relay for Life held Friday at Robertsdale High School track – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: NewsMonday, November 25th, 2013
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — The Central Baldwin Relay for Life was held Friday, Nov. 22 on the track at Robertsdale High School.
The theme for this year’s relay is “Singing for a Cure,” and included a “Relay Idol” sing-a-thon, along with other planned activities, said event coordinator Jessica Devine. The goal for this year’s event is $40,000. Last year’s event raised approximately $32,000.
SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WALA) – A special Christmas meal packing event was held Saturday morning at the Prodisee Pantry in Spanish Fort.
Organizers said more than 250 people from the community of all ages showed up to help pack boxes of food for families in need this holiday season.
SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WALA) – More than 500 people showed up to the Eastern Shore Centre Saturday morning, November 23, to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
It's a hospital in Tennessee dedicated to treating children diagnosed with cancer. The hospital has saved the lives of countless Gulf Coast children.
A food drive by fifth grade students at St. Patrick Catholic School in Robertsdale has collected over 500 canned goods for Catholic Social Services. The donated collections will help local families during the holidays
November 22, 2013, Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – The St.Thomas By The Sea Knights of Columbus Council will host their Holiday Season fundraiser from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at the Orange Beach Community Center, 27235 Canal Road. Proceeds will benefit Mary’s Shelter Gulf Coast.
The evening includes a Lobster or Steak Dinner, Wine and Beer, Perdido Brass Christmas Concert, Raffle and Chance to Win $3,000 Grand Prize.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WALA) – The non-profit organization Impact 100 Baldwin County has been raising funds and donating them to local charities since 2008.
President Deborah Newberry said their initial goal when founded was to gather 100 local women who would donate at least $1000.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WALA) – The cities of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores are known for their beautiful beaches, big condominiums and exciting tourist attractions.
What many might not realize, is there are thousands of people in those two cities who find it difficult to make ends meet.
Despite signs of wealth nearly everywhere, poverty is a real problem in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
FAIRHOPE, Alabama — Six years into its mission of charity and positive investment in the local community, Impact 100 Baldwin County has far exceeded its initial goal of gathering 100 women, each contributing $1,000, with the aim of donating $100,000 to a nonprofit.
HRH, a Gulf Shores gift and accessory store, will host “Jingle and Mingle,” a Christmas Open House on Dec. 5.
The event will take place from 4-8 p.m. with a portion of sales to benefit the Christian Service.
SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WPMI) Food pantries across the country are gearing up for their busiest time of the year, and the pantries in our area are no exception.
With Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, organizers at Prodisee Pantry in Spanish Fort said they are down in donations this year.
November 17, 2013, Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – More than 90 golfers converged on Craft Farms in Gulf Shores to participate in the Eighth Annual Golf Tournament to benefit Mary’s Shelter Gulf Coast.
Jake Dafee won the Putting Contest and Don McHenry had the longest drive. First Place Gross went to the team of Mike Emmons, Henry Knoblitt, Larry Henry and Bob Halmark.
When Jimmy Wayne was 14 years old, his name was on an Angel Tree. He wished for a guitar, and someone who picked his name off a tree in his native western North Carolina bought him one for Christmas. It was his first guitar, and it took him from a life of poverty to a career as a musician.
“Now I’m playing concerts for a living,” Wayne said.
SPANISH FORT, Alabama — On Nov. 23, the National St. Jude “Give Thanks. Walk.” will take place in more than 75 locations across the country to support the ongoing efforts of the children’s research hospital.