Youth Leadership Atmore contributes to school libraries

Published 11:54 pm Wednesday, March 22, 2006

By By Matthew Nascone
David's Catfish House has an abundance of Captain's Wafers and on Monday night those crackers were used for a good cause. Youth Leadership Atmore held "Crackers for a Cause," a charity event, at David's Monday to support surrounding area school libraries.
Anyone who walked through the doors at David's from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. purchased a meal and enjoyed the entertainment from local talent. That local talent was found in the form of singing by Olivia Godwin and trumpet playing by YLA member Justin Gates.
However, the meal was crackers and water and the money that paid for the meal was considered a donation. The citizens of Atmore donated $350 to the Cause and the proceeds from the event will be used to purchase new books for the local school libraries.
"It was a great night and I am glad we got the support of the people of Atmore," YLA member Melissa Moore said.
The 17 member group took shifts serving the people who came to donate to their cause Monday night and YLA coordinator Nick Smith said he was proud of the group for getting the project off the ground.
"We have a good group of young people here," Smith said. "This was their project and they did a great job with it."
David's supplied the crackers and water, Audio Plus supplied the electronic equipment needed for the evening and Pepsi donated some signs for to hang around town, Moore said.
For the members of Youth Leadership Atmore, this project fulfilled the good works project requirement to graduate from the program on April 20.
Smith said the speaker at that graduation ceremony will be the chancellor from Troy University, Dr. Jack Hawkins.

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