Pride receives Hero Award

Bub Gideons, Mandie Thompson

Special to Atmore News

Pride of Atmore was recently presented with the Main Street Hero Award which is given in recognition of individuals, businesses and organizations that have made an outstanding contribution to their local Main Street program.
Accepting the award were Bub Gideon, Pride president, and Mandie Thompson, executive director assistant.
The following was released by Main Street Alabama:
“The Pride of Atmore The Pride of Atmore Organization / Strand Theatre Arts Center is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization whose main mission is to preserve and protect the historical legacy of Atmore. When Atmore became a Designated City in June 2021, the majority of the Board of the Pride of Atmore served on the application committee for the formation of Main Street Atmore.
“The Pride of Atmore is working on the nearly century old Strand Theatre and the 121-year-old former Hardware Store which will serve as the primary focal point of a multi-faceted Arts and Cultural Center that will enhance the quality of life and tourism in Atmore and the surrounding communities and be the anchor to the redeveloped downtown corridor. Planned activities include concerts, lectures, and summer film programs for students.
“Main Street Atmore appreciates their dedication to the downtown preservation project and looks forward to partnering with the Pride of Atmore to support these important projects that make their community a better place to work and live.”