It's time to spruce up for WSD

Published 12:07 pm Wednesday, October 17, 2007

By By Adam Prestridge
The lack of rain and off and on cooler temperatures have slowed down lawn care activities in Atmore the past week or so.
For those homeowners that have enjoyed the break from yard work, don't relax too long. Williams Station Day is quickly approaching and a spruce up would be an easy way to help in clean up efforts leading up to the big celebration.
Look at it like this, if you were inviting company over to eat dinner, you would more than likely sweep, dust and wash the dishes in the dish washer prior to your company's visit. With each Williams Station Day comes thousands of visitors to our great city, so spruce up your place, giving those visitors a clean welcome mat to walk on.
As with each year, workers have been busy for two weeks cleaning the streets that are used during Williams Station Day. If you've driven down Pensacola Avenue, Presley Street, School Street or Craig Street lately, you've seen the workers hard at work and heard the sounds of shovels and rakes scraping the roadways cleaning up dirt, grass and debris.
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce has also been working for months preparing for the annual event, which celebrates the rich history of Atmore and its railroad roots. The Chamber has been busy recruiting sponsors, entertainment, vendors, volunteers and much more. The celebration will feature great music and food, wonderful works of art, woodwork and pottery, cultural displays and much more. Look in next Wednesday's Advance for the 16th annual Williams Station Day tabloid for in-depth previews for the celebration slated for Oct. 27.
So if you haven't already, clear your calendar for Oct. 27 and plan to join your neighbors, friends and co-workers for this year's Williams Station Day. Each year the event proves to be entertaining and informative for young and old alike.
See you there.
Adam Prestridge is publisher of the Atmore Advance. He can be reached at 368-2123.

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