‘Boxcar Willie’

The CSX-donated boxcar at the city’s new parking lot was named ‘Boxcar Willie’ after the results of a contest were revealed during a ribbon cutting dedication ceremony Saturday, March 19. The winning name was submitted by six people (out of 56 total entries), whose names were placed in a bag. Mayor Jim Staff picked First Baptist Church Pastor Kevin Garrett’s name, and Garrett was awarded $100. More than 100 people attended the event. Shown on stage, from left, three members of the Jernigan Brothers Band joined Main Street Atmore Director Niki Bryan, Staff, Shawn Lassiter, Bub Gideons and Rusty Miller for the ribbon cutting.

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