By NANCY KARRICK
Special to Atmore News
The Atmore Lions Club met on February 2, in the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall.
Lion President Taylor Lee called the meeting to order and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Lion Kevin Garrett said the blessing.
After a barbecue lunch, Lion Renee Hardy introduced her three guests: Eddie Booker from Smith Tractor; Rachel Holland, senior vice president of Agriculture at United Bank; and John English from Perdido River Farms.
Twenty members and guests were present to hear English, the speaker for the meeting, who is an Auburn graduate, president of the Escambia County Cattleman’s Association, and is still actively involved in livestock and farming.
English explained to the group the plans Poarch Band of Creek Indians has for the future meat processing plant. He said the venture will start off with a capacity of 125 cows per week and will work to include pork, goats, and sheep in the future. The facility will be located behind the Creek Truck Stop at exit 54. He explained about future feed lots, wholesale business, and the retail market. Interest in the project was high, based on the number and variety of questions asked.
For all you history buffs who are reading this, on this day in history on February 2, 1928, the Atmore Lions Club received its charter and is now 94 years old.