Crowd in town today

Published 12:50pm Saturday, October 27, 2012

Williams Station Day has arrived for its 21st installment along Atmore’s South Pensacola Avenue, where the street will likely be full for the majority of the day.

Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sheryl Vickery said this year’s festivities will bring in some new acts to the annual event, including a well-known bluegrass artist.

Big Jo Shelton, whose latest album produced a nomination for song of the year at the Blues Music Awards, will hit the stage today at noon. Also in the mix will be The Bluegrass Cartel Band, Roy Harper and the Mt. Triumph Gospel Voices choir.

In this year’s storytelling tent, Robert Thrower will be returning, telling stories of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and their history. Gary Ledbetter will also be present performing magic tricks.

Aside from entertainment, Williams Station Day will also feature a plethora of food and arts and crafts vendors. From chicken on a stick to funnel cakes, plenty of food vendors will mix with locals making everything from jams and jellies to collegiate artwork.

WSD 2012 will also feature pony rides, a pumpkin contest and plenty of activities for the kids all day today in Atmore.

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