Events

Mural dedication is Friday
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Emily Harp is happy with the fact that artist Patti Gillespie finished ahead of schedule her conversion of the outer wall of Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce headquarters into a work of art, except for one thing. The early finish has forced Harp, the Chamber’s executive director, and her staff to hurry in order to put together a dedication ceremony for the 12-feet-by-30-feet painting…
Hi5 Friday schedule set
Go ahead…make a kid’s day News Staff Report So what’s a Hi5 Friday? And why does it matter? The Atmore Chamber of Commerce kicked off Hi5 Friday last school year as a way to start a students’ and teachers’ day with positivity and energy. According to Chamber Executive Director Emily Harp, the goal is to create a “magical moment in the day, which kicks off the weekend and celebrates a…
Raising awareness
WOD cancer walk set News Staff Report Each year, the Women of Distinction host and organize a walk to raise cancer awareness in the community. Dozens of walkers gather at Atmore City Hall and walk en masse to Houston Avery Park on MLK Avenue. Most walk in honor or in memory of someone who has battled or is battling cancer. Some walk for themselves. This year’s Annual Cancer Awareness Walk…
Unity Festival draws ‘nearly 1,000’ kids, parents
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Last year, it was morning thunderstorms that caused a slight drop in attendance for the Unity in the Community Festival at Grace Fellowship Church. This year, it was just the opposite that kept that number from rising. A few more children and parents than came last year braved a blistering July 28 summer sun, the effects of which were minimized only rarely by passing…
Plenty to do
July 28 a busy day By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Anyone in and around Atmore who feels that there is little or nothing to do on weekends won’t be able to make that claim this Saturday. A busy July 28 local calendar includes an annual back-to-school festival, the debut of a faith-based gathering and a scholarship pageant for young women. On top of all that, there’s a fundraising bake…