Come out for Mayfest
Here's hoping for good weather. As we reported on the front page of this issue of the Atmore Advance, it's time once again for the 30th annual Mayfest celebration Saturday.
We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the festivities for a celebration that adds a little spice to life and brings people together.
Mayfest is one of the two biggest events we hold here in Atmore every year, and the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce has worked diligently to bring you an entertaining experience fit for the whole family.
This year's event looks to have a lot to offer, but the true measure of any event of this nature is in the turnout – how many people actually come to enjoy the food, arts, crafts and entertainment.
We encourage you to bring the family to this event. We're pretty sure there will be no "wardrobe malfunctions" like at the Super Bowl.
While the competitions and rides are sure to be fun, and the food is sure to be filling and tasty, there's even more to the event. For example, proceeds from the Mutt Strut entrants will benefit the spay and neuter fund of the Humane Society of Escambia County, a worthy cause indeed.
So, dress up Rover, load up the family and take a little cash for the contest entry fees, food and those irresistable goodies from the crafters. But even without a little green, it's free to come and enjoy the sights sounds and smells of Mayfest.
We would like to tip our hat to Shelly Williams and Emilie Mims of the Atmore Chamber of Commerce for their hard work in organizing the event and the annual Williams Station Day. Their hard work makes it possible for all of us to enjoy days like Mayfest.
Events like this are a positive thing for Atmore, something we should value and support.
A Long awaited honor
We at the Atmore Advance would also like to recognize the efforts of Mac Mays. As noted on our front page today, Mays worked tirelessly for the betterment of Atmore.
He served his constituents well while a representative in Montgomery and continued to serve the city he called home well after he left government.
You can never have too many people dedicated to the betterment of your community. As Mays showed, taking his interests and the interests of his fellow residents far enough, good things can come back home.
We encourage those of you who would like to see more postive things happening in Atmore to do something about it. There are many opportunities available to serve your community, even it if isn't in the State Legislature.
As pointed out on this very page, you simply have to make the time for your priorities in life.