Block party Saturday for local kids

Special to Atmore News

AD’s Heartbeat, formed to help make life better for everyone in the Atmore community, will host a block party this Saturday, March 27, at West Park (also known as Conoco Park).
The party, which will get under way at 3 p.m. and last “until,” is an alternative to Spring Break for local youngsters, according to Adonis Williams, who founded AD’s Heartbeat. The afternoon of fun will include games of all sorts, bouncy houses and more.
“We would like everyone to bring their children out to enjoy some fun in their community,” said Williams, whose voice helped earn national notoriety for Escambia County High School’s chorus, including a performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall.
He said the organization’s mission is to lend a helping hand to anyone who is in need.
“In whatsoever we do, we will do it wholeheartedly, knowing that our labor is not in vain,” he said. “We will endure hardship, refresh the community and inspire moments of optimism.”
The outreach program will have random give-a-ways once every calendar quarter over the course of this year, he said. He also said his plans are to award $500 scholarships to each of two Escambia County High School seniors who plan to attend college in the fall.
“I would like to say thank you to everyone who has donated his or her time and money to support my vision,” he said. “To God be the glory.”