WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Community Feats & Heartwarming Tales

Sachin Ghatwal

  • Oak Park Church Feeds 1,200 in Mobile Community 

Oak Park Church gave away 1,200 free meals last Saturday, aiming to spread love and serve their community through the “Feed Mobile Project.” 

  • Mobile’s Annual Homemade Kite Event Draws Crowds

mobile's annual homemade kite event draws crowds

Mobile’s Hope Community Center hosted a homemade kite event, drawing participants of all ages to continue a decade-long tradition of creativity and craftsmanship. 

The upcoming “Kites Over Mobile” event will take place at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park on April 14-15. 

  • Mobile Celebrates Arbor Day with Tree Giveaway

Mobile celebrated Arbor Day by giving away 500 trees at Langan Park, aiming to enhance community beauty and environmental health. 

  • Mobile CEO Wins Alabama’s Top Business Award 

Elliot B. Maisel of Gulf Distributing, a Mobile-based beverage distributor, was named Alabama’s CEO of the Year in Birmingham. Congrats, Elliot! 

  • Mobile’s Downtown Airport Prepares for 2025 Relocation 

The Mobile Airport Authority is set to relocate its operations to the Downtown Airport by November 2025.

It will feature a new five-gate terminal expandable to 12 gates and a 1,250-space parking deck, with the project costing $381 million. 

  • Mobile Launches Simplified Event Planning Website 

The City of Mobile has streamlined its event planning process, launching a new “all-in-one” website for easier access to applications and resources for events requiring city services or facilities. 

  • Bear Finds Forever Home and New Job 

Bear, the Gulf Coast’s famous “box-head dog,” has not only ditched the box but also landed a forever home and a new gig as the Ambassador for City of Mobile Animal Services. 

  • Slurp Society Moves to Bigger Location 

Slurp Society Moves to Bigger Location

Slurp Society, Downtown’s unique ramen spot, is moving to a bigger location at 609 Dauphin St. to better serve its growing fanbase with more noodle bowls, banh mi, and exciting events. 

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