Special to Atmore News
The Atmore Lions Club met November 1, in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church. Lion President Renee Hardy called the meeting to order and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Lion Kevin Garrett gave the blessing.
Tristan McNally was introduced as a visitor and prospective member. Following a delicious lunch prepared by chefs Renee and Jack, Lion Renee called on Lion Kenny Smith to report on the Atmore Area Christian Care food drive. Lion Kenny reported that 330 pounds of food and $565 were collected. Lion Gregg Akins reported that the Williams Station Day mop and broom sale netted $350 for the sight program. Additionally, Lions served supper to the Escambia County High School football team. Lion Gregg reported on the District 34-C Cabinet meeting which he attended, and the Atmore Christmas parade was discussed. The club’s sight chairman, Lion Kevin Garrett, requested members to help with the sight eye exams on November 17 at the county health office.
Lion Nancy Karrick presented the program on the process of getting her book, Memories of Main Street, published. She also entertained members with stories from the book of watermelons being stolen by policemen, a superdome under construction in Flomaton, and horse and buggies parading up and down Main Street. That parade not being much different from the one which took place from the Ponderosa to the Dairy Bar in later years.
The next meeting will be November 15, back at the hospital, unless notified otherwise.