Calendar of Events

Published 4:52 am Monday, July 9, 2007

By Staff
Chamber chooses new Ambassadors
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce recently selected Chamber Ambassadors for 2007 – 08.
The Chamber Ambassadors include, Andy Anderson, Courtney Bruley, Meghan Burkett, Leigh Ann Everette, Elliott Faircloth, Emily Gehman, Olivia Godwin, Megan Gorum, Scott Jensen, Clare Jones, Jessica Pipkin and David Quarker Jr.
– Staff Reports
Fiddlers Convention quickly approaching
The Atmore Rotary Club is pleased to present the 28th Annual South Alabama Fiddlers Convention July 21. It begins at 2 pm inside the Escambia County High School Auditorium, 1215 S. Presley Street. Tickets are $9 per adult, $4 per child under 12. Tickets can be purchased at the door, at the chamber office, or through Rotary members. Make sure you don't miss this great event!
– Staff Reports
Perdido Baptist VBS slated for July 9-13
Perdido Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School July 9-13 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
For more information contact Michael Sawsbee at 937-2216.
Gospel singing July 15 at New Life Fellowship
A gospel concert featuring The Henderson's will be held at 6:30 p.m. July 15 at New Life Fellowship Assembly of God in Walnut Hill, Fla.
Pastor Ray Hudson and congregation invites everyone for a night of special singing.
Sardis Baptist Church revival July 15-18
Sardis Baptist Church, located at 124 Sardis Church Rd., will hold revival July 15-18 with services at 6 p.m. Sunday evening and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.
Evangelist will be Bro. Ted Bridges and interim pastor will be Bro. Earle Greene.
Fiddlers Convention slated for July 21
Plans for the 28th annual Atmore Rotary Club Fiddlers Convention are under way.
The event will be held at 2 p.m. on July 21 in the Escambia County High School auditorium. The house band will be "Down Home."
The categories of competition are as follows: vocal groups (acappela is acceptable), bands, dobro, banjo, guitar, mandolin and fiddlers. There is no registration fee. Awards are first place $100, second $75 and third $50 except for fiddlers, which is first $1,000, second $200 and third $100.
If anyone has questions, call 368-2106 or email Keith Castleberry at
Green-Greene-Hawkins reunion slated July 21
The Green-Greene-Hawkins Reunion will be July 21 at 10 a.m. at Sherling Lake Park and RV Camping, Pavilion 4, in Greenville.
For more information contact Joyce Bodiker at 327-4280.
Mineola Baptist Homecoming July 22
Homecoming will be held at Mineola Baptist Church July 22 with worship service beginning at 10:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Alben Gaston, Associate Pastor of Woodbridge Baptist Church in Mobile. Dinner on the grounds will be followed by a singing performance by Jimmy and Debbie Roberts and the Glory Road Quartet. Pastor, Marlon Brown, invites everyone to attend.
Revival will be held at Mineola Baptist Church July 23-27 with services beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. The guest speaker will be Alben Gaston, Associate Pastor of Woodbridge Baptist Church in Mobile.
Gospel singing July 27 at Martinville Baptist
There will be an evening of bluegrass gospel music at 7 p.m. on July 27 at Martinville Baptist Church.
Pastor Sonny Willingham and the congregation invite everyone to worship with Caleb Dennis and friends.
From Atmore, take Hwy. 21 North, go right on Martinville Loop or Martinville Circle and the church is on the right.
For more information call Evie Baggett at 251-368-4505 or Arelene Mack at 251-368-8638.
Antioch Baptist food service ends Aug. 3
Antioch Baptist Church in Freemanville will be holding a summer food service program from June 6 through Aug. 3.
Meal times will be from 11:15 a.m until 11:30 a.m. Activities include, volleyball, basketball, checkers and other games from 10 a.m. until noon.
For more information contact Mrs. Jerridine Perryman at 368-1372 or 944-7250.
Taste of the South scheduled for Aug. 11
The annual Taste of the South food festival will be held Aug. 11 at Heritage Park.
All vendors interested in participating are asked to contact the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce at 368-3305.
Summer art classes offered at new gallery
Summer art classes will be held starting in June from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday at the new art gallery/studio, 106 W. Ridgeley St.
For more information call Vikki Day Faessel at 368-2150 or 294-1237.
Covenant Hospice seeking volunteers
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 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on July 9 at the Covenant Hospice office in Brewton, located at 1023 Douglas Ave., Suite 204.
Even if you only have a little time to give, you can make a difference. The workshop will discuss the many ways in which volunteers can choose to get involved, including providing patient/family support, visiting nursing homes, being ambassadors and assisting with fundraising activities and office tasks.
The workshop is free and lunch will be provided. Volunteers are needed in the following areas, Escambia, Monroe and Conecuh counties. To register or to learn more, please call Jodie Williams at 867-6993.
Please bring a valid drivers license and proof of insurance.
Reid State Nursing applications due July 23
Fall Semester application deadline for Practical Nursing at Reid State Technical College is July 23. Fall semester applicants for the Practical Nursing program are required to have application packets complete and in student services by July 23. A complete packet includes a nursing application, a Reid State admission application, transcripts of prior high school and college coursework, and admission test scores.
For additional information contact Theresa Ryland at 251 578-1313 ext. 148 or Dr. Shirley Brackin, Health Care Department Chair, at 251-578-1313 ext. 124.
Annual Watermelon Jubilee Aug. 11-12
The annual Watermelon Jubilee will be held Aug. 11-12. Lots of fun for all ages. Come and enjoy juicy watermelon, art &crafts, local talent and our new and improved children's area. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children. For more information call JoAnn Matthews or Diane Burkett at 334-382-0550.
VFW hosts Friday night dances
Friday Night Dances at the VFW are open to the general public for a donation of $5 per participant. Country and soft rock music for dancing is provided by the VFW's FREEDOM BAND. If you like good, clean and safe fun, the VFW Post located at 206 West Ashley Street is the place to be on Friday nights from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. "Pot luck" finger food and suppers are scheduled occasionally in conjunction with the dances to add to the merriment.
Remember the VFW Post in Atmore is the place to be on Friday nights.
Swimming, tennis lessons offered
The pool at Tom Byrne Park is officially open for the summer.
Public swimming is on Sunday through Saturday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Admission for public swimming is $1 for anyone 17 years old and younger and $1.50 for those 18 and older.
The pool is also available for rent for private parties on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Cost for pool rental is $35 per hour and that covers lifeguards and pool usage.
Day and night swimming lessons and tennis lessons are also available. Day swimming and tennis lessons are available in two-week sessions and there are three time slots for the lessons.
Times available are 9 a.m. until 10 a.m., 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. until noon. The cost is $20 per session.
Night swimming lesson sessions will last three weeks and take place on Tuesday and Thursday nights at one of three times, 5:30 p.m. until 6 p.m., 6 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. The cost is $30 per session.
For additional information contact Shelia Rogers at 368-2322 or Betty Warren at 294-5475. The number at the pool is 368-8280.
EA registration open until classes full
Registration for the 2007-2008 school year at Escambia Academy for grades K-4 will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday each week from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. until all classes are full. In order to register, one must bring an original birth certificate, Alabama immunization form and social security card. There has been no increase in tuition. For additional information, call 368-2080 during registration hours or Betty Warren at 368-2322 after registration hours.
Leadership Atmore looking for recruits
The Leadership Atmore Steering Committee is asking all Leadership Atmore Alumni for their help in recruiting class members for 2007-2008. Please submit names to the chamber office as soon as possible.
Williams Station Day applications available
Art &Craft Applications for Williams Station Day, Saturday, October 27, are now available. If you know of an artist that would like to receive an application, please let the Atmore Chamber of Commerce know.
Atmore residents: Clean up after pets
Atmore City Hall has been flooded with calls of a dirty nature.
According to employees, complaints have been filed from homeowners regarding residents walking their dogs on leashes and not cleaning up after them.
Please be considerate of your neighbors and your neighbor's property.
Gov. Riley offers energy assistance
Persons with disabilities, the elderly and low-income residents experiencing difficulty paying high utility bills may be eligible to receive assistance thanks to a grant announced by Gov. Bob Riley.
Riley awarded $99,271 for home weatherization to the Community Action Agency of Baldwin, Escambia, Clarke, Monroe and Conecuh counties. The organization will use the funds to make home energy efficiency improvements on 28 homes in the five-county area. On average, weatherization can reduce a home's energy costs by $358 a year.
For more information, please call Community Action Agency in Atmore at 368-4799.
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