Unity Day 2000
By By Ryan Carter
It was a day for celebrating the diversity of community.
It's an annual event and it's getting bigger and better every year.
Unity in the Community Day was held this past Saturday in Houston Avery Park. Organizers of the event, Concerned Citizens of Atmore, call the event a "People Day" and invite the entire community to come out and enjoy fun and fellowship.
The day's events started with a parade down Carver and Martin Luther King avenues. The parade was led by members of the Martin Luther King Little League, and it ended at the park where opening ceremonies for the day's events were held.
The day started with the singing of the national anthem. Members of the MLK Little League presented the flag while the national anthem was sung by Cha'nae Lyles.
The day also featured a little league baseball tournament with three teams participating, the Bulldogs, Jets and As.
There were games for kids including a bean toss and a dunking machine.
Members of Concerned Citizens took the opportunity to dedicate new playground equipment recently added to the park.
Other activities include basketball and tennis tournaments.
The equipment includes a giant play island with a sliding board, monkey bars and colorful tires for the kids to climb through.
Equipment for the younger kids was also added to the park in a separate play area. Improvements were made to some of the existing equipment including painting and refurbishing of a swing set.
To commemorate the dedication of the new playground equipment, all of the kids attending the day's event were invited to play on the equipment during opening ceremonies.