Thursday, February 02, 2012

Gulf Shores Brat Fest & Penthouse Tour for Charity both Feb. 4

Eating brats and touring high-end penthouse properties although different in nature will both support Gulf Shores' area charities and both happen this Saturday (Feb. 4).

In 1998 the first Brat Fest was launched by snowbird clubs and over the years this event has raised over $78,000 for three Pleasure Island fire departments. The concept was based on charitable functions in Indiana and other northern states and the formula works here too.

There are now 10 snowbird clubs involved with the Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan Fire/Rescue departments to put on this one-day event with funds applying toward fire safety and prevention as well as needed equipment.

The 14th Annual Brat Fest will be held at the Gulf Shores Adult Activity Center beginning at 10:15 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 4). The cost is $4 per brat & $1 for soda or coffee. Plan to get there early to make sure you get a brat. When 3,000 are sold that's the end of the brats.

A rare opportunity to tour area penthouses happens this Saturday when the Sirens of the Sea has a tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. of six exquisite penthouses at Oceania, Phoenix West, Sea Chase, Caribe, Spanish Key and La Serena.

The cost is $20 with proceeds benefiting Mary's Shelter, a provider of family-style living for homeless mothers-to-be. Tickets will include directions to each building plus six raffle tickets for a beautiful basket at each property.

Contact Century 21 Meyer Real Estate agent Angela Martin at (251) 923-6082 for tickets.

I think you'll enjoy grabbing a brat and heading to some of the most high-end condos on the island. You'll feel good about your contribution to these charities and besides what else were you planning to do Saturday?

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