Mobile Rundown Staff

  • Mobile Botanical Gardens Celebrates 50 Years of Growth

mobile botanical gardens celebrates 50 years of growth

The Mobile Botanical Gardens recently celebrated their 50th anniversary, marking half a century of education. 

Despite previous funding challenges, they’ve blossomed into a cherished attraction in Mobile. 

  • Mobile Tennis Center to Host National Public Parks Tennis Tournament

Mobile’s Tennis Center, boasting 60 state-of-the-art courts, will host the National Public Parks Tennis Tournament in September.

This event marks its 101st year, with the first ever in Alabama following its centennial celebration in St. Louis.

  • Mobile Baykeeper Seeks Local Docks for Oyster Restoration Program 

Mobile Baykeeper is launching an oyster gardening program and needs to borrow local docks to host the gardens. 

This initiative, aimed at restoring oyster populations, involves minimal effort from dock owners.

  • Chart Industries Launches Second Manufacturing Facility in Mobile County

Chart Industries has opened “Teddy 2,” its second cryogenic tank manufacturing facility in Mobile County. 

This new facility will produce large tanks for various industries, including aerospace, marine, and power, and is expected to create nearly 100 jobs. 

  • Alabama Grants Boost Energy Efficiency on Gulf Coast 

alabama grants boost energy efficiency on gulf coast

Alabama’s Gulf Coast is set to receive four grants totaling over $300,000 to enhance energy efficiency. 

These funds will support the USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park to upgrade lighting and energy systems. 

  • Record Turnout at West Mobile’s Shred Day

West Mobile’s Shred Day hosted by the Better Business Bureau set a record with 497 cars served, the highest attendance yet. 

Although 100 cars were turned away due to full trucks, the BBB is planning another event soon due to high demand. 

  • 14th Annual Chocolate Festival Was a Success 

The 14 Annual Chocolate Festival at The Grounds was a sweet success, featuring vendors with chocolate delights, live music, a car show, and fun activities for all ages. 

Proceeds from the event supported Penelope House, aiding victims of domestic violence and their children. 

Disclaimer: These news stories are summaries of various local news and reports from the past week.

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