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Busy times for YLA

Members of the Youth Leadership Atmore class at the Atmore Historical Society Museum

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It’s been a busy past few weeks for Youth Leadership Atmore.
On December 5, they completed the History of Atmore session. The morning started at Trinity Episcopal Church with breakfast provided by Anchor Cafe. Jerry Gehman opened the session on the history of the railroad system and how it affected the birth of Atmore. Linda Ellison, who played Mrs. Carney, taught the early history of Atmore with the Carney Mills and other historical figures through the early years.
The class then enjoyed a hayride around town and visited the Atmore Historical Society Museum. They took a break for lunch which was provided by Popeyes. The afternoon session was taught by Lillie Johnson and covered the African American history of Atmore.
The session came to a close following a trip to the Poarch Creek Indian Museum. We would like to thank everyone who took time out of their day to educate the kids on the wonderful history of Atmore. Also, thank you to We Care and Jason Pilger of Atmore for providing transportation.
Youth Leadership enjoyed a Christmas Party on December 14, hosted at the home of Austin and Taylor Lee. The committee prepared a delicious meal of potato soup, chili and desserts. We enjoyed just getting to spend some time with one another and several laughs while playing dirty Santa!
Youth Leadership Atmore would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!