Historical Society recognizes donors
Published 9:47 pm Wednesday, July 18, 2001
To the editor:
The Atmore Historical Society wishes to recognize the generosity of several members of our community who have recently donated to the restoration of the Peavy-Webb building, which is located in Heritage Park.
Several memorial donations in honor of friends and family have been received. A memorial donation to the memory of Mr. William Ahern was received from Mrs. Arthur Hall. Two memorial donations in memory of Dr. S. L. Rollins have been received from Dorothy Webb Roden of Orange Beach and from William T. Webb of Bay Minette.
Two other generous contributions have been received toward the restoration of the Peavy-Webb building, one from Mrs. Edith Cruit Mays and one from Rob Faircloth of Church's Chicken. This is Mr. Faircloth's second donation of $500, completing Church's pledge of $1,000.
The AHS also remains grateful to First National Bank for donating the turn-of-the-century doctor's office to the society.
When the former doctor's office (circa 1888) has been restored as closely as possible to its original appearance, the AHS plans to open the edifice as a museum, not only for educational initiatives for our children and for passing tourists, but also to attract the tourism and research interests across the country with the rich visual history of Atmore and Escambia County.
Individuals, clubs, churches or businesses who might be considering donating to this project of restoring a bit of Atmore's history might keep in mind that since the Atmore Historical Society is a tax exempt corporation, tax credits for donations are possible.
If you would like to make a memorial donation or offer a contribution, please contact Mr. John Garrard, AHS Treasurer, at 368-3370 or mail your check to The Atmore Historical Society, 501 S. Pensacola Avenue, Atmore. 36502.
Bonnie Bartel Latino
Secretary, Atmore Historical Society