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10th Annual Cool Change Charter Fishing Trip a Huge Success!

Captain Joe and Cindy Nash of Cool Change Charters in Orange Beach hosted their 10th annual Gulf fishing trip as a fundraiser for the Christian Service Center.  All proceeds for the day were given to the Center to assist families in need.  It was a great day of fellowship and fishing for red snapper. In addition to Captain Nash hosting the trip, Zeke’s Marina donated the fuel for the day and J&M Tackle donated the bait.

In its 27th year, the Christian Service Center is a “Hand Up” rather than a “Hand Out” agency. Clients are given immediate emergency aid as well as guidance on finding solutions to their problems. The CSC is a 100% volunteer agency funded by the churches of Pleasure Island, various community organizations, including the United Way of Baldwin County, and interested individuals. For more information please call the CSC at 251-968-5256 or visit

Volunteers pack food bags for CSC Summer “Backpack” program

Parents may start picking up bags May 29 and continue once a week until school starts again in August.

Each child receives a bag filled with five each of easy to prepare breakfast and lunch items and ten snacks. This program seeks to supplement our children’s summer food needs in the absence of free or reduced breakfast and lunch at school.

Families must live in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, or Ft. Morgan and must be income qualified.  Sign up at the Christian Service Center Monday – Friday between 9 – 12.

Gulf Shores Men’s Snowbird Coffee Club

The Gulf Shores Men’s Snowbird Coffee Club has been in existence for 41 years. It started out as a social coffee club and over the years, has evolved into a social and golf club. From January through mid-March they meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for coffee before golfing. The club now has 293 members from both Canada and the U.S. – mostly snowbirds.  In 2000, the club began giving contributions to local charities and has given close to $60,000 in that time. This year the club chose the Christian Service Center as their beneficiary and presented the Center with $1500.

Pictured above are Don Harms, Mary Lee Harms, Center volunteers, receiving the check from Larry Cole, Gail Shoemaker, and Tom Williams.