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Orange Beach Community News

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Orange Beach, Alabama

The bonnets were out and actually came in handy to keep the pups warm. Despite the cold weather and chilling winds, Angela Williams reports “this year was the best ever as the Easter Bonnet Dog Parade had more participants and puppies than in previous years.” Baldwin Animal Rescue Center and Baldwin County Animal Control Cen- ter had dogs for adoption and OBPD performed an exciting dem- onstration by the K9 unit with McGruff the Crime Dog and friends. A big thanks to event sponsors, Canal Road Animal Hos- pital, Coastal Pet Resort, and Gulf Coast Veterinary Hospital along with special thanks to the Orange Beach Rec Center staff. Contest win- ners were: “Happiest Dog”, Toby, Baldwin County Control Center; “Best Overall Dog”, Meat- loaf, Jason Dean; “Best Bonnet”, 1st place, Penny, M i m i S m i t h , 2 n d p l a c e D e a c o n B l u e a n d R i l e y , D o n n a B u r n s , 3 r d p l a c e , C h e y e n n e , M a d g ans; “Pet/Owner Look Alike”, 1st place, Penny, Mimi Smith, 2nd place, Max, Jack Gravolet, 3rd place, Mango, Robin Minturn; “Best Costume”, 1st place, Bre, Amy Styron, 2nd place, Butch, Sherry Haber, 3rd place, Penny, Mimi Smith; “Best Pet/ child Duo”, 1st place, Zoran, Hayley Healen, 2nd place, Nelson, Savannah Litton, 3rd place, Max, Jack Gravolet. Great job to all pets and owners! e E v -

Easter Bonnet Dog Parade photos top left: Toby voted Happiest Dog; top right; Hayley Healen with Zoran show off some pink hair; Left; Mimi Smith (aka Hazel Smith at 93 years young) and Penny, Chihuahua, with handmade bonnet stop for a pose. Plenty of fun was had by all. Prizes consisted of dog bones and other tasty treats.

Classes are underway at the Orange Beach Art Center using various medi- ums of choice so find out more by calling Cyndi at 251-981-2787 (ARTS) or visit their calendar at www.orangebeachartcenter.com and enjoy the arts! Remember to stop by the Art Center in the historic Campbell House is you need professional supplies.

Relay For Life is set for Friday, April 27th at the Orange Beach Sportsplex. Several major fundraisers are here and there is still time to join the Kaiser Realty “Cruisin the Coast for a Cure” ride on Saturday, April 14th. This casual bike ride through our island trails and paths raises funds for Relay like so many other activities. A fee of $25 gets lunch and a t-shirt. Call Debbie Simmons, Cruising Coordinator at 968-6868. An- other deadline is the Don Brewer Golf Classic on Friday, April 13th at GlenLakes Course. Regis- tration is $50 and proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society through the City of Orange Beach Relay For Life team. Contact Jeanne at 981- 6039 to sign up today. The tournament is in memory of Don Brewer, a former City of Orange Beach employee who passed away after a bout with cancer several years ago. Friends and co-workers organized the classic to carry on his legacy and positive outlook on life. Be sure to check out the American Cancer Society’s Relay event's official website for other upcoming fundraisers around the Alabama Gulf Coast - www.acsevents.org/relay/al/gulfcoast. In Memory of Don Brewer



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