Backcountry Kitchen Benefit

Posted: Friday, December 19, 2014 5:49 am | Updated: 2:54 pm, Fri Dec 19, 2014. gulfcoastnewstoday.com

ORANGE BEACH, AL – The Backcountry Kitchen originally planned for Dec. 19 as a benefit for Mary’s Shelter has been moved to Jan. 2 because of rain. It will be on the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail at the pavilion on Catman Trail.

The lunch out on the trail is a way to thank the community for its support and to benefit Mary’s Shelter.  It will include red beans and rice, hotdogs, sweets and sodas at $5 per person and proceeds will go to Mary’s Shelter. 

This lunch will be from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at a central hub located near the center of Catman Road near the trailheads of Rosemary Dunes, Twin Bridges, and Rattlesnake Ridge.  This location can be accessed from any of these trails.

Shuttles will run from the Catman Road trailhead beginning at noon to bring visitors to this event.

The Backcountry Trail Team and officials from the City of Orange Beach have also been invited, as well as members of the community. 

Mary’s Shelter is a local organization that is dedicated to providing a caring home for homeless adult pregnant women who choose to have their babies.  The shelter provides family-style living while educating women in the life skills needed to become independent and contributing members of their community.

The Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail is seven trails among six distinct ecosystems make up more than 15 miles of the trail complex through Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, and the Gulf State Park in Alabama.

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