Support Williams Station Day
Published 11:44 pm Wednesday, October 20, 2004
In a time and world where resources, time, and our daily lives seem stretched to the limit, it's nice to know there are people around who are willing to go the extra mile for the rest of us.
We have of course seen that example in the efforts of the countless nameless volunteers who came to help our community in the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan and in the overwhelming generosity of those who donated so many things to help those in need.
But now, we take time to recognize the efforts of those closer to home: the organizers of our annual Williams Station Day festival.
Certainly, it would have been easy to call off, or at the very least significantly delay the celebration of Atmore's history. And we've heard good reasons raised for that case.
But in the end, the organizers of this event, the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce and other volunteers decided to push through and hold this event.
Certainly, we could all use something positive and fun with so much hard work behind us and so much more to come.
What better way to do that, and be rejuvenated to continue to press forward, than to be reminded of how far we've come and how simple our beginnings were.
There was a time when Atmore was little more than a stop along a railroad. But it grew into a town, and spawned communities around it.
Generations of families have called this place home. Businesses have started and grown here. Some of our native faces have gone on to great successes in business and government.
It's easy to get caught up in the day to day struggle, but we encourage everyone to come out to Williams Station Day Saturday. Support an event that honors this town and its forebears.
We could all use a break, and you know you'll have fun. Be sure to thank one of those organizers if you see them.