Weekend filled with activities in Central Baldwin

By John Underwood independent@gulfcoastnewspapers.com
Posted 9/26/13

Residents around Central Baldwin will have no shortage of activities to choose from this weekend.

Under His Wings Fall Festival

The annual Under His Wings Fall Festival will be held beginning with the Men Who Can Cook and Bake “Cook-Off” …

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Weekend filled with activities in Central Baldwin


Residents around Central Baldwin will have no shortage of activities to choose from this weekend.

Under His Wings Fall Festival

The annual Under His Wings Fall Festival will be held beginning with the Men Who Can Cook and Bake “Cook-Off” on Friday, Sept. 27 at the PZK Civic Center on Highway 104 in Robertsdale.

 “Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy great food and entertainment for the whole family,” said event organizer Pam Charlton.

The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. and will include restaurant and individual competitions.

The public is invited to sample the various types of gumbo and vote for their favorites at a cost of $10 per person. Live entertainment will be provided.

The annual Under His Wings Fall Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at the PZK.

A variety of vendors both outside and inside the Civic Center will be available, along with live entertainment, including children’s entertainment.Vintage tractors will be on hand for viewing. Lunch will be served including hot dogs with all the fixings and sides, along with a variety of refreshments. Roasted corn will also be available.

A silent auction with a variety of donated items will be conducted both days.

Under His Wings is a 6-month Christian residential treatment center in Robertsdale. The five-bedroom, 5 ½  bath home located off of U.S. Highway 90 in Robertsdale, was built in the 1970s by the Mildorf family and was purchased by the organization for use as a temporary shelter for teenage girls.

The facility can house up to 10 girls, two per room. The group is privately funded and, while it does receive donations from churches, is not affiliated with any church. It also does not receive any government funding.

College Softball Fall Classic tournament

The Robertsdale High School Lady Bear softball team will host the first annual College Softball Fall Classic beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at the RHS softball fields on East Silverhill Avenue.

Teams include Auburn Montgomery, featuring head coach and RHS alumna Christina Steiner-Wilcoxson and RHS alumna Victoria Creamer; Northwest Florida State College, featuring head coach and former RHS head coach Jack Byerly; Bishop State, featuring RHS alumna Britt Williamson; Pensacola State College, featuring RHS alumna Kayli Evans, Alabama Southern Community College and Jefferson Davis Community Collge.

Games will be held at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Admission is $5 at the gate.

Softball clinics featuring former RHS coaches and players, along with current Lady Bears, will be offered during the day.

RHS band Play-A-Thon

The Robertsdale High School Golden Bear Marching Band will also host its annual Play-A-Thon on Saturday at J.D. Sellars Stadium.

The event begins at 8 a.m. and runs through 8 p.m. with a parent performance beginning at 7 p.m.

Events will include a silent auction with limited activities scheduled throughout the day. Band boosters will also be selling Boston butts at a cost of $30 each.

“We invite everyone to come out and enjoy the day and see what the band is doing here at RHS,” said director David Jordan. “It’s going to be a beautiful day to enjoy some great music and have some fun.”

For more information visit www.robertsdalehsband.com.

Baldwin County Fair

The 2013 Baldwin County Fair will also continue Friday and Saturday at the Baldwin County Fairgrounds, 19477 Fairground Road, behind Robertsdale High School. Gates open at 3 p.m. Friday, and at noon on Saturday.

In addition to numerous exhibits inside the Coliseum, the Baldwin County Department of Archives & History will present “Baldwin At War,” showcasing the County’s contributions to the war effort through exhibits all Baldwin County museums.

Other exhibits will include the Emerald Coast Railway Club and West Florida Railway Museum model train exhibit, Five Rivers Delta Center Animal Display and a Pysanky Egg exhibit.

Outside, as they have for the last 25 years, Meyer International is in charge of the midway with rides, games and all kinds of good food, Hankins said.

Outside the South Alabama Antique Tractor & Engine Club will display antique tractors and engines, blacksmithing demonstrations, corn shelling, sugar cane press and slab cutter saw. There will also be the Pony Express pony rides and petting zoo; baby chicks and duck pond and barnyard exhibits.

Daily shows will feature a tiger encounter with rare white and golden tabby tigers (times will be displayed on site). A tractor show and a kiddie pedal tractor pull will be held beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and at 6 p.m. Thursday in the arena. Daily street fair music from Tim Brown Entertainment will also be featured.

Friday and Saturday will feature the annual rodeo featuring Bo Campbell Productions beginning at 7 p.m. in the arena with announcer Clint Allemand and clown Huck “The Cajun Kid.” A calf scramble will be held beginning at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the arena.

Friday night is midnight madness with $20 arm bands for unlimited midway rides from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Rides from 5 to 10 p.m. are with tickets only. Saturday features $15 arm bands for unlimited rides from 1 to 5 p.m. and rides with tickets only from 5 p.m. to closing at 1 a.m.

Information about these and other items of interest are provided in the Baldwin County Fair special section which was inserted in the Sept. 10 editions of all the Gulf Coast Newspapers and are also available at fair offices and inside the Coliseum on fair days.

For more information call the fair office at 251-947-3247 or visit the fair website, www.baldcofair.com.

Little Miss Honeybee

Robertsdale Elementary School PTO will sponsor its First Annual Little Miss Honeybee Pageant beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday in the school’s multi-purpose room.

Little Miss Honeybee and her court will participate in many city events such as the Honeybee Festival, which is set for the following Saturday, the homecoming and Christmas parades, and other community activities. Proceeds from the event will be used to support a new Community Wellness Park to be built at Robertsdale Elementary.

The event is coordinated by President Stephanie Kroll and Vice President Leslie Kyte, with special thanks to Central Baldwin Education Foundation for their support.