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Unity festival serves families

News Staff Report

Sack lunches are always popular at Unity
At left and back, organizers Ruth Robinson and Glenn Weber lead the Pledge of Allegiance as Jabari Williams, left, and Macey Presley, right, hold the flag.

While attendance may have been lower this year, the spirit of the Unity in the Community Festival was not diminished.
Organizer Ruth Robinson said uniforms and school supplies were given to 221 children from more than 100 different families.
“It was great to see the community come together and support our children.,” Robinson said. “We had a great, fun-filled day that wouldn’t have been possible without all the funding / support we received from the Atmore Community Foundation, United Bank, the Community Foundation of South Alabama, United Fund, Southern Pine, the hospital fundraisers, Pepsi, and many other sources. The community of Atmore is filled with a lot of amazing people. It’s a privilege to be a part of such a great thing!”
Attendance was 723 people, 245 of which were volunteers.
For any event of any size, many factors affect attendance.
“We are just happy to be able to help those who attend,” Robinson said.