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Teens of the 60s dance coming up
News Staff Report If you’d like to reconnect with classmates from your high school days … if you’d like to go back to the 60s, the decade of bell-bottoms, mini-skirts, maxi-skirts, psychedelic colors, long hair, the big afro, and jamming music, then you’ll want to attend the Teens of the 60s Dance. Sponsored by the Escambia County Training School Class of 1968, the dance is set for Friday, June 29,…
Habitat holding fundraiser
Special to Atmore News The summer fundraiser to benefit Escambia County Habitat for Humanity is a win-win for everyone, according to Lisa Tindell, executive director for the organization. “We are doing our second summer cash giveaway as our latest fundraiser,” Tindell said. “The drawing for the cash prizes will be held July 4.” Tindell said prizes for the drawing will be $500 for first prize, $250 for second prize and…
Lesson schedule at Tom Byrne Park pool
Registration for the second session of swimming / diving lessons at the Tom Byrne Park pool will be Monday, June 18, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Small group lessons will be offered Monday – Friday with each class being 1 hour each day at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Session II will be Monday, June 25 – Friday, July 13. One-on-one lessons will be offered Tuesday and…
Light turnout for 2018’s first Market in the Park
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Although Saturday (June 9) gave little indication, those who grow vegetables, fruits and nuts — or those who whip up home-made jams, jellies and such — are sure word will spread quickly that the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Market in the Park promotion is under way. Less than a dozen veggie vendors, honey hawkers and baked-goods barkers were on hand to market…
Churches feed multitude of first responders, families
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer There weren’t 5,000 people there, and there was lots more food than five barley loaves and two fishes. But a collaborative effort between a wide range of diverse churches to honor current and former first responders had some similarities to the miracle performed by Christ and reported in all four Gospels. The event, titled “First Responders, Our Amazing Heroes,” took place Saturday, June 9,…