In the September 27 edition of Atmore News, we ran an article about the upcoming Ribs on Ridgeley event hosted by Pride of Atmore. The following is a clarification of a portion of that article.
Pride of Atmore has applied for a grant from the Delta Regional Authority which would bring in a “principal community planner” to help with the revitalization of downtown focusing primarily on the Strand and maybe an adjacent building. He will help with establishing permanent revenue stream among other things.
The grant comes with a price tag, though. Pride of Atmore, which was originally formed to restore the historic Strand Theatre, must put up matching funds of 50 percent, or $20,000.
“We are hopeful to receive this matching grant and Ribs on Ridgely is our effort to raise the matching funds,” Gideons said. “It’s a pilot program that accents redevelopment, revitalization and re-stimulation through the arts and culture. Pride of Atmore is not just for The Strand anymore; it’s for community development.”