Special to Atmore News
First Baptist Church of Atmore held a special appreciation supper for the teachers of Atmore, including preschool, church, public, private, and retired teachers. The supper, held Friday, August 9, was the brainchild of two ladies, Robin Stewart, the church minister to children, and Caitlin Norton, the office administrator.
Tables were decorated with old schoolbooks and other related school items, and vases of deep purple flowers and sunflowers which were later used as door prizes. Each person present received a cut-out cookie in the shape of an apple which was beautifully decorated. Many of Atmore’s merchants were generous and donated either items for door prizes or food items.
Boston butt, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, macaroni salad, rolls, banana pudding, and strawberry shortcake were the menu items of choice.
Ruby Wells, who lives in Bratt, was the speaker for the evening. Her background as a retired vocational counselor and teacher certainly qualified her to speak to the teachers on the five things every teacher needs to be: calm, compassionate, centered, connected, and committed.
Everything which was said and done during the evening was done as a reminder, “So that you’ll always know we surely do appreciate how you help the children grow. Thank you!”
It was a good evening, full of fellowship, good food, laughter, love, and prayers for a successful school year. As former church member Mrs. Dee Peavy would have said, “And a good time was had by all.”