News Staff Report
Atmore’s Dash4Cash block party, held Friday, March 29, along West Ridgeley Street, brought local and area citizens into the city’s downtown, where they laughed, cheered and danced the evening away.
The street party received rave reviews by many of the attendees, said Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Emily Wilson.
“The feedback has been phenomenal,” Wilson said. “People want to do it quarterly instead of once a year. We had well over 250 people who took part, and everybody really enjoyed the sense of community and just being together. It was just pure fun and goodness, and that’s what it’s all about.”
Mayor Jim Staff presented on behalf of the city a check for $2,000 to sweeten the pot of prizes that will be awarded during the multi-city scavenger hunt, which was started last year by on-air personalities KJ and DJ of the Facebook-based Bossman Productions online streaming service.
She added that the intent of Dash4Cash — to stimulate the economy of participating communities by bringing people into downtown areas — is already being recognized.
“We’ve got people from all over who are already in downtown Atmore, looking for the prizes,” Wilson said. “More importantly, they are discovering Atmore.”