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Hall inches toward induction

By By Matthew Nascone
The Atmore Hall of Fame committee selected the seven Atmore residents for the inaugural induction ceremony earlier this month, but the hard decision is still ahead for the committee, selecting the venue for the event.
At a meeting Friday morning the date for the ceremony was ironed out. As Lou Vickery and his committee talked about time and place for the event, the day was set at Nov. 11 and the building for the ceremony was narrowed to two options.
The seven inductees will be introduced as the Hall of Fame's first class at either the Wisteria or the Atmore Area YMCA. Vickery said the committee has tabled all action on where the event will be held until a sub-committee can meet and talk in-depth about the two venues.
The location was what most of the meeting was spent discussing, and other topics on the agenda included obtaining artifacts for display from inductees' families, obtaining pictures of the inductees, purchasing plaques for the inductees and purchasing encased tributes for each of the inductees.
The committee decided two plaques would be purchased for each inductee, one for the Hall and one for the family to keep. Individual committee members were each assigned one of the seven inductees' families to contact about the artifacts for exhibit.
Also the committee decided to make the event a ticketed affair. There was talk of distributing a certain amount of tickets to each of the families and charging a certain amount for other tickets. The amount of $10 was loosely discussed as a ticket price.
Vickery said further details about the night will be talked about in sub-committee meetings and a decision will be made on where the event will be held and what type of food will be served at the next meeting of the committee on Aug. 28 at 10:30 a.m.