Letter to the Editor

Published 5:51 am Monday, March 21, 2005

By Staff
Thank you Atmore Advance
On behalf of the Atmore Historical Society, I wish to thank the Atmore Advance for helping publicize our upcoming trip to see the Dead Sea Scrolls in Mobile on Tuesday March 22. Thanks to Charlotte Purvis with the Senior Activities for Independent Living and Regina Gohagin from the Council on Aging we are going to be able to accommodate 28 passengers for this trip at minimum cost to passengers. Although the trip is filled, we do have a waiting list. Anyone interested should call 368-3760 for further information.
The Historical Society also wishes to thank the "Atmore Advance" for helping publicize our next meeting that is Monday night March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Peavy-Webb building in Heritage Park. The guest speaker will be Robert Maxwell, retired Atmore attorney, who will explain how Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery came to be named after one of his relatives, Second Lieutenant William Maxwell. It is truly a story of heroic proportions, which dates back to 1920. Lieutenant Maxwell was a native son of whom Atmore will always be proud.
Sarah Hall, AHS Vice President, recently announced that future programs will include a discussion of repair and restoration of cemetery markers by Joe Ringhoffer of Mobile and a talk by Daryl Neese, also of Mobile, on collecting and preserving of relics. Also, back by popular demand this fall, Frances Robb of the Alabama Humanities Foundation will share her tips to date old photographs. Ms Robb previously gave this presentation for the AHS several years ago and it has been one of our best attended meetings.
Again, many thanks to the "Atmore Advance" for publicizing the events of the Atmore Historical Society, which is dedicated to preserving Atmore's past for future generations.
Bonnie Bartel Latino
Recording Secretary

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