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Welcome to the City of Orange Beach's
community newsletter. 

Vol. 2, Issue 17

It's Mullet Toss weekend! And on top of that Country music superstar Kenny Chesney will be performing at The Wharf amphitheater on Saturday and the annual Bama Coast Cruisin' Car Show will be at The Wharf on Friday and Saturday. Needless to say, everyone in town this weekend should be prepared for heavy traffic and plan accordingly. 

On a community note, don't forget the Orange Beach Lions Club 2019 Annual Rubber Duck Race fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 27th at The Oasis Resort lazy river at The Wharf. Six raffle tickets - aka a 6 quack - are $25 or get one ticket for $5. The winning duck (and ticket) receives a $500 grand prize. All of the proceeds go toward college scholarships and community service in Orange Beach. For raffle tickets and/or sponsorship information, contact Angela Claypool at 251-504-2773 or Iris Ethridge at 251-978-9700.

Also on Saturday, the Orange Beach Police Department will host a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Orange Beach Police Department lobby. It’s an opportunity for the public to dispose of unused prescription drugs. Remove any labels on the pill bottles and place them in the police department’s drop box in the lobby of the Police Department. 

Latest News

Week 48 School Progress 

This week's aerials - Week 48 taken on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - show the construction progress at the site of the future Orange Beach High School and Middle School on Canal Road. Of note, the foundation for the gymnasium is beginning to be poured and the footers for the Performing Arts Center are beginning to take shape. The one aerial graphic compares the progress from Week 35 in late January to this week. 

For the latest information at the schools, follow the Orange Beach High School Facebook page, the Orange Beach Middle School Facebook page and the Orange Beach Mako Athletics Facebook page.  

Time-lapse video: OBHS/MS construction,
July 2018 to April 2019

This time-lapse video shows the construction progress at the new Orange Beach High School / Middle School on Canal Road in Orange Beach, Alabama from July 2018 to April 2019. (Video footage by Sean Brumley, City of Orange Beach GIS Specialist)
National Day of Prayer 

National Day of Prayer will be observed on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from noon to 12:45 p.m. at the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach. Everyone is invited.

KEEP. ON. VOTING. The City of Orange Beach is in the running for USA Today’s Best Small Town Food Scene but we need votes to win to get to the top of the 20 towns and cities on the list from across the country! You can vote online once a day! Polls close on May 6th. Gulf Shores is also in the running for Best Coastal Small Town. Vote each day until May 6th at www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-small-town-food-scene/orange-beach-alabama.

Kudos to Lannie Smith

During its annual meeting earlier this month in Fairhope, Alabama, The Gulf of Mexico Climate and Resilience Community of Practice presented Lannie Smith, building official and floodplain manager for the City of Orange Beach, with the Spirit of Community Award in the individual category. Read more about Smith's award on the City Website.

Grand Event on May 3   

Experience a night of elegant fare and dancing to The All Star Band on Friday, May 3 at the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach. Friends of the Arts Inc. is organizing The Grand Event with all proceeds going toward the advancement of fine art opportunities on the Alabama Gulf Coast. The Grand Event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dress is cocktail attire. Tickets are $75 and may be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com/e/the-grand-event-tickets-58684624291 or by cash or check at the Coastal Arts Center. 

MAAAC Gala set May 11 at Perdido Beach Resort 

The Makos Academics, Arts and Athletics Club (MAAAC), a non-profit formed to directly support Orange Beach children’s experiences in academics, arts and athletics, will host its first fundraiser, The MAAAC Gala, on Saturday, May 11th at 7 p.m. at Perdido Beach Resort. Tickets are $10 each. There will be live music by Paperchase out of New Orleans, hors d'oeuvres, drinks, dancing and a surprise at 11 p.m. Register online for the MAAAC Gala at www.eventbrite.com/e/maaac-gala-tickets-58660213277

Don't miss this! Get your Willy Wonka tickets!   

The City of Orange Beach Expect Excellence Theater Program will present Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the Orange Beach Event Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now on the City Website. The ticket cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children (12 and under). Purchase tickets online at the City Website. 


IN THE NEWS

OBA Website: Orange Beach pledges $1 million to help schools
Mullet Wrapper: Canal Rd. widening project proceeding on schedule
WKRG: Opening soon, Boggy Point boat launch repairs ahead of schedule
AL.com: Watch out for flying fish: Mullet Toss weekend ahead
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