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Calendar of Events

By Staff
County commission to meet tomorrow
The Escambia County Commission will conduct a regular session on Monday, Dec. 11 at 9a.m. in the County Commission Chambers, Room 201, at the Escambia County Courthouse in Brewton.
ECHS Booster Club postpones meetings
ECHS Booster Club will take off the month of December, watch for further announcements in the newspaper.
Holiday Fair at Rachel Patterson
Rachael Patterson will be holding a Holiday Fair Monday, Dec 11 to Thursday, Dec. 14. This Holiday Fair will give children the opportunity to buy Christmas gifts for parents, grandparents and other family. All proceeds will go to benefit the playground.
Joy Riders to meet Wednesday Dec. 13
Joy Riders will meet Wednesday, Dec. 13th in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church at 12 noon. Bring a covered dish and enjoy the fellowship with us.
Progressive Civic club B-B-Q sale
The Progressive Civic and Recreational Club will be selling BAR-B-QUE Friday, Dec. 15, 2006 from 11a.m. until all is sold at its club building at 206 Park Drive.
Rib Dinners— $8
Chicken Dinners-$6
Rib Sandwiches–$5
Chicken Sandwiches- $4
All dinners come with bread, baked beans, and potato salad.
To place orders call 368-3303 or 294-0863.
Christmas wrapping at The Advance
The employees of The Atmore Advance are wrapping Christmas presents in an effort to raise money for their Relay for Life team.
If you don't have time to wrap your Christmas presents bring them by The Advance office located at 301 S. .Main Street across the road from First Baptist Church of Atmore.
Just bring your Christmas gifts by The Atmore Advance office to be wrapped on December 11th, 12th, 14th, 18th, 19th, or 21st from 5 p.m .until 7 p.m.
The cost to wrap gifts is as follows:
All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.
Call 368-2123 for more information.
Bethel to host Walk through Bethlehem
Bethel Baptist Church of Robertsdale invites you to Walk through Bethlehem Dec. 8-10 from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Admission is free and groups of twenty or more are asked to contact the church at 251-947-5145.
Twelve Judges of Israel Dec. 13 – 17
The Faith Tabernacle Holiness Church will present the Twelve Judges of Israel on Dec. 13-15 and climaxing Dec. 17 at 3:30 p.m. with nightly service at 7:30 p.m. Come and learn why God chose judges at this time instead of kings to lead Israel. Dr. Van McPherson pastor.
Temple Christian to present musical
The student body of Temple Christian Academy will present The Little Bell that Wouldn't Stop Ringing, a Christmas musical by Barbara Davoll and Christine Wyrtzen, Thursday, Dec. 14, at 7p.m. in the auditorium of Atmore Baptist Temple.
The play focuses on Little Bell, a bell that once hung around the neck of one of the little lambs that was present the night of Christ's birth. The audience is allowed to listen in as Little Bell, now one of the choir bells at the old stone church, shares a first hand account of the Christmas story with the other bells.
The faculty and student body would like to extend a cordial invitation to the public to join us as we celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. The church is located at 1707 S. Main St. across from the new David's Catfish House. Admission is free, however; seating is limited. For more information call (251) 368-8282.
Animal Shelter hosts animal Christmas
Christmas for the Animals at the Atmore Animals Shelter, sponsored by Spayd with Heart, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Christmas pictures of owner and pet will be $5 for 5x7s. Discount adoptions and free gift bags will be part of the Christmas celebration. Donations are also needed for the animal shelter:
Blankets (no electric), large towels, dog/cat toys, collars, leashes and dog bones.
All donations will be given to the animals at the Atmore Animal Shelter.
Money donations will go to Spayd with Heart to help pay for the costs of spaying and neutering.
For more information call 368-0859.
Faith Tabernacle to host musical Dec. 16
Faith Tabernacle Holiness Church will host a musical program Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. All groups, choirs, soloist are invited to come and be a part of this great program. The Gospel Travelers will be the host group. Dr. Van McPherson pastor.
FUMC present Christmas program
The Chancel Choir and Children's Choir of First United Methodist Church will present "Emmanuel, God with us," a service of lessons and carols, at 11 a.m. Sunday morning, Dec. 17.
The music by Lloyd Larson combines contemporary with traditional, but the scriptural message is a statement of love and devotion, God's gift to the world, His Son. The choirs, Rev. Dan Rhodes, Pastor, and Francis Dunn, minister of music, invite you to share in this worship service this holiday season.
Combined choirs hold Lessons/Carols
The Combined Choirs of First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Trinity Episcopal Church, and other individual participants invite you to a service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 5:30 p.m., in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church. In the celebration of Christmas, we all enjoy meaningful family traditions, inspiring programs, beloved carols, and all the sights, sounds, and smells of the season. But in the midst of it all there is one basic and central message, our own personal gift from God, truly the greatest gift of all for Christmas, His Son, "Emmanuel, God With Us."
"Emmanuel , God with Us," by Lloyd Larson combines contemporary with timeless scripture and songs of the season, both new and old. The combined choirs are conducted by Dennis Bilbo, Frances Dunn, and Glenn Jernigan.
Trinity announces Christmas services
Trinity Episcopal Church will hold a Lessons and Carols service on December 19 at 7 p.m.
The centuries old celebrates Christmas story through familiar hymns and scripture readings.
Trinity is located at 202 S. Carney Street.
The public is invited.
Christmas dance at Sail Center Dec. 22
A senior night out Christmas dance will be held Friday, December 22 6:30 pm til 10:30 pm. at the Atmore Sail Center located at 300 East Ridgeley.
Admission is $5 per person. No alcoholic beverages allowed. Entertainment will be provided by THE GOOD TIMES BAND. Ages 55 and over are welcome to attend.
St. Roberts Catholic
Christmas services
St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church's Christmas weekend schedule is as follows: Vigil Mass: Saturday, Dec. 23 at 5:30 p.m.; Sunday Mass: Sunday, Dec. 24 at 9 a.m.; Christmas Eve Service: Dec.24 at 8 p.m.; Christmas Day service Monday, Dec. 25 at 9 a.m.
The Rev. Gordon Milsted, Pastor, can be reached at 368-1801. St. Robert Bellarmine is located at 600 S. Main St., across from Heritage Park.
Trinity announces Christmas services
Open doors! Open minds! Open hearts!
Services at Trinity on Sunday Dec. 24 will be as follows: Holy Eucharist Service at 11 a.m.; Christmas Eve Service at 6 p.m. Considered to be the oldest public building in continuous use in Atmore, Trinity was founded in 1900 as The Church of the Heavenly Rest. The church is located in the 200 block of S. Carney Street, directly behind Bondurant Hardware.
For further information the Rev. Sandra Mayer, Rector, can be reached at 368-5933.
Southern Family Market food drive
Southern Family Markets launches its Second Annual "Family to Family" Food Drive to benefit local food banks.
Southern Family Markets announced that they will launch their "Family to Family" holiday food drive campaign. The "Family to Family" food drive focuses local attention on the severe problems of domestic hunger and its impact on families and children. It also helps build up depleted reserves at local food banks immediately after the holidays.
We know that our customers are living a busy lifestyle balancing family and work, time and money. Thanks to the simplicity of the "Family to Family" campaign, during the holidays, it will be easy for customers to stop by their local Southern Family Markets supermarket, purchase a $5 grocery bag full of food and drop the bag in the bin located at the front of the store. Local food banks will then pick them up and deliver your donations to local families in the community.
This program is a holiday program that began Nov. 12 and continues through Dec. 30. Customers can make a difference this holiday season by giving from their family to a family in need.
Based in Birmingham, Southern Family Markets currently operates 56 supermarkets in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Christmas ornaments are still available
Due to popular request from Christmas ornament collectors, the Atmore Historical Society has recently reordered a limited number of the 2005 ornament, which featured an etching of the local train depot decorated with wreath and garland. Of course this year's ornament, which features the 1926 YMCA Building is also still available. It is crafted in design and metal work compatible with the 2005 issue as described above. To purchase either last year's or this year's ornament, please contact Hattie Maxwell at 368-4608. The cost per ornament is $10 for either year.
Ornaments will also be on sale downtown on the evening of Dec. 8 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sales tables will be set up on the sidewalks along Main Street in the vicinity of Atmore News, south of the railroad tracks and near Annie's Community Cup.
Trinity announces Christmas services
Covenant Hospice is seeking compassionate volunteers who are interested in making a difference in the lives of patients and families facing life-limiting illnesses. A volunteer training workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 at the Monroeville Public Library, located at 121 Pineville Rd. in Monroeville.
Even if you only have a little time to give, you can make a big difference. The workshop will discuss the many ways in which volunteers can choose to get involved, including providing patient/family support, visiting nursing homes and assisting with fundraising activities and office tasks. The workshop is free and refreshments will be provided. To register or to learn more, please call Jodie Williams at 251-867-6993.
– Ongoing Events –
VFW hosts dances every Friday night
Enjoy fellowship and have fun at the Friday Nights Dances at the Atmore Area VFW Post from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m.
Music is provided by the Exit 54 Band for an entrance fee of $5 per person. "Potluck" finger food or supper is shared occasionally as are varying programs announced ad posted within the Post.
The VFW Post is located one block off Trammell Street at 206 West Ashley Street in Atmore.
Relay for Life
pageant Jan. 20
"Kings and Queens of Hope Pageant", a Relay for Life Fund Raiser is to be held Saturday, Jan. 20th at 2p.m. at Escambia County High School Auditorium. Open to all area children (boys and girls) ages 0-19 years.
Enrollment fees are $50 for the first child and $25 for each additional sibling. Pre-registration will be held at Heritage Park in Atmore on Saturday, Dec. 2nd from 9a.m. to 11a.m.
All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
For more information contact: Angela or Sandi at Regions Bank 368-4500 or Tonya at Chuck Stevens Chevrolet 368-4053.
VFW meets first Monday each month
Members of the Atmore Area VFW Post meet the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. with the Executive Board meeting at 6 p.m.
All members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars are asked to mark calendars and make plans to attend meetings when they can and are able. In addition, members meet for a fellowship breakfast of donuts and coffee every Saturday at 9 a.m.
If you would like an announcement published in the Atmore Advance please fax to 368-2124 or email to lifestyles@atmoreadvance.com