Atmore Chamber, merchants hand out early gifts
By By Paul Keane
Tracey Davidson of Atmore walked away with $300 in Atmore Gift Certificates while Ginger Murphy and Lois Fore both picked up $100 in gift certificates Friday as part of the Atmore Chamber of Commerce's Christmas Promotion.
In addition to the grand prizes, a total of 37 merchant gifts were given to winners at each participating business. Anyone could register during the month of December for a chance at winning a prize simply by filling out an entry form and dropping it in a designated box at the participating merchant.
Chamber Executive Director Emilie Mims said the program was a big success in its first year, and that businesses responded well to the idea.
The winning name was drawn from an entry dropped off at David's Catfish House.
The following is a listing of winners at individual businesses. Prizes can be picked up by winners at those business:
First National Bank, Irene Godwin of Atmore; Piggly Wiggly, Sue Dunn of Atmore; Kmart, Rose McGhee of Atmore; McDonald's, Nadine Murphy of Atmore; Frontier Communications, Debbie Robinson of Atmore; United Bank, Ralph Pearson of Atmore; Merle Norman, Genuruth Martin of Atmore; Earle's Jewelers, Cornelia Hawkins; Millier's Pawn and Gun Shop, Carolyn Gibson of Century; Atmore Floris, Daniel Weaver of Atmore; Just 4 Kids, Shanon Roux of Atmore; Bateson's, Charles Martin of Millrey; Central Farm Supply, Sheilo Faircloth of Atmore; Gregg's Salon, Sara Woods of Atmore; Country Charms, Judy Steadham Bock of New York State; and Swift Supply, Susan Bower of Atmore.
Also, Hainje's Furniture, Ernest Rolin of Uriah; Barnett and Associates, Donna Tharp of Atmore; Jasmine Place, Gabby Dortch of Walnut Hill; Edward D. Jones, Emma Andress of Century; James Wilson Christian Bookstore and Gift Shop, Mattie Lou Crook; Southern Computer, Nell Owens of Atmore; Joey's Furniture, Helen Thomas of Atmore; and New York Life, James Weber of Atmore.
Also, Dixie Catfish Shack, Linda Jordan of Century; Creek Bingo Palace, Linda Leto of Atmore; Carl's/The Tot Shop, Sherry Wilson of Atmore; Gerlach's, Ronnie Hayes of Brewton; The Beans Store, Patricia Smith of Atmore; Jim Johnson Ford, Jerry Haynie of Atmore; Days Inn, Roderick Crosby of Wetumpka; B.C. Moore &Sons, Claudia Leslie of Atmore; David's Catfish House, Vance Brooks of Atmore; The Music Express, Latonya Knott of Atmore; and McKinley's Auto Service, Gina Sharpless of Walnut Hill.