The Weeks Bay Foundation puts on a great party!
With favorable winds, sunny skies, and a whole lot of great food, the fourth annual Bald Eagle Bash was an undeniable hit.
A crowd of folks armed with broad brimmed hats and collapsible chairs began to form about 30 minutes before the gates were opened. A brief survey revealed that most of the early birds had been to the Bash before and didn’t want to miss a minute of it this year.
A little Johnny Cash, courtesy of Rollin’ in the Hay, serenaded the crowd as they made their way in. Most headed straight for the food.
Shrimp ceviche, shrimp gumbo, shrimp gazpacho, shrimp tacos, shrimp jambalaya, shrimp etouffee, shrimp skewers, shrimp-stuffed potatoes, and fried shrimp, the 14 restaurants outdid themselves coming up with recipes. In the end, there was nothing left. The crowd gobbled up 700 pounds of fresh Gulf shrimp.
Thanks to all our sponsors, everyone who came, and everyone who helped out, including Boy Scout Troop 47, Wilsey Nursery, Faulkner State Community College, Darwin Singleton, and dozens of volunteers who gave their time to help make sure the party for preservation went off without a hitch.
Coastal Land Trust
Buddy & Ann Klumb
Alabama Gulf Seafood
Allen, Allen and Foster, LLP
Cain's Piggly Wiggly - Fairhope, Foley, Loxley & Mobile
Cunningham Bounds LLC
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management - Stephen Baker & Ken Cole
Russell Thompson Butler & Houston CPAs
South Baldwin Family Practice
Weeks Bay Watershed - Yours to Protect
Alabama Commercial Fishermen
Apex Wind Energy
Barry Lee Booth, D.M.D., P.C.
Graham Shrimp Company
Hand Arendall LLC
Tommy, Wanda and Jason Harris - Coldwell Banker Reehl Properties, Inc.
Klumb Lumber Company
Krob Landscape, Inc.
Michael & Cindy McBrearty
Michael & Debbie Quinn
Safe Harbor Financial Services
Southern Capital Services, Inc.
Blue Water Ships Stores
Chris Myers Automall
John T. Crowder, Jr.
Dauphin Island Real Estate, Inc.
Walter and Teresa Ernest
Dr. Michael Houston
HRG Design-Build Solutions
Hutchinson, Moore & Rauch, LLC
Walter Kirkland and Judy Culbreth
South Baldwin Regional Medical Center
Southern Chevrolet Inc.
Stone, Granade and Crosby, P.C.
Thompson Engineering, Inc.
Tyndall Federal Credit Union
Walcott Adams Verneuille Architects