Lions thank community

Published 2:46 am Wednesday, June 6, 2007

By Staff
Letter to the Editor
Did you know Atmore was officially designated as the Official Alabama Rail Welcome Center on April 30, 1992?
In the fall of 2006, the Atmore Lions Club decided to began planning a service project to be completed in conjunction with Atmore's Centennial celebration. The project was the refurbishment of the Atmore Train Depot. Members of Atmore Lions Club were joined by Mayor Howard Shell to cut the ribbon on the project on Atmore's Centennial Wednesday, May 23, 2007. I would like to take a moment to thank Swift Supply, Inc., Maxwell Construction, the City of Atmore and the members of the Atmore Lions Club for their generosity and efforts involving the refurbishing of the depot. Completion of the project would not have been possible without the help of our partners
Swift Supply, Inc. provided the majority of the material for the project. Mr. Ricky Hughes worked with the Lions to provide lumber and paint for the project. The Lions are proud to encourage any of our local residents to become patrons of Swift Supply in the future, as they support local efforts to improve and serve Atmore and its surrounding communities.
Lion Richard Maxwell and Maxwell Construction also deserve special mention. Mr. Maxwell gave several hours of time and material to the project. His efforts in providing expertise and manpower were greatly appreciated. This is the first time I've been involved in a project of this type, and Mr. Maxwell provided a tremendous amount of support and patience.
I would also like to thank the City of Atmore and Mayor Howard Shell for welcoming the Lions Club's service project and for cutting the shrubbery and cleaning up around the depot.
Various members of the Atmore Lions Club also worked on the project, assisting in tasks from refurbishment to painting in particular. Their hours of service allowed the Lions Club to complete the project by its proposed deadline. Patty Davis, Myrna Monroe, Jodie Peacock, Jan Rice, Joe Brown, Bob Jones, Richard Maxwell and Buck Powell all assisted the project in someway. The Lions Club exists to serve our community and provide assistance for the battle to eliminate preventable blindness around the world. If you might be interested in joining the efforts of the Atmore Lions Club, please join us in the auditorium of Atmore Community Hospital on the first and third Wednesday of each month.
Dale Johnson
Atmore Lions Club

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