Orange Beach — A recent Santa-themed pub crawl hosted by the Lower Alabama Young Professionals raised $2,000 and a box of toys for South Baldwin County's Toys for Tots chapter.Over 200 …
Orange Beach — A recent Santa-themed pub crawl hosted by the Lower Alabama Young Professionals raised $2,000 and a box of toys for South Baldwin County's Toys for Tots chapter.
Over 200 attendees roamed the Wharf bar and restaurant tenants who were offering special holiday themed drink and food specials for the evening. To encourage spending at these venues, attendees were enticed with raffle prizes up for grabs to those who collected stickers after purchases and filled out bingo cards.
Event sponsor Gulf Group at EXP Realty was on hand as attendees signed-in at Dick's Last Resort, passing out custom Koozies made to commemorate the evening.
"We had an absolute blast," said Cory Skipper of Gulf Group at EXP Realty. "The Wharf was filled with folks in all sorts of fun costumes and we appreciate Wharf management for allowing us to come out and host the event once again."
As the evening closed out, a costume contest was held at The Sandshaker and the winner, Jared Herrell, was awarded a $100 gift certificate to Island Time Daiquiris for his festive suit and light-filled beard.
"We've been amazed with the growth this event has had in just three short years," said Penny Hughey, a chamber staff liaison for the Young Professionals group. "Like the year prior, folks were on hand to register hours before our official start time, and we had a line out the door most of the night."
In the event's three-year history, a total of $3,971 and five boxes of toys have been collected.
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