WSD weather sunny, cooler

Published 12:33 pm Wednesday, October 24, 2007

By By Adrienne McKenzie
Atmore area residents and guests in attendance at the annual Williams Station Day festival will enjoy a pleasant day with sunny skies and a cool breeze according to an early weather forecast.
Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce executive director Emilie Mims said she and others working on the festival are anticipating the comfortable temperatures on Saturday.
"We look forward to great weather on Saturday with the prediction of sunny skies and mild temperatures," Mims said.
According to, the high for Saturday's events will be a mere 76 degrees and the low will be a chilly 49 degrees. There is only a 10 percent chance of rain and the skies should be full of sunshine.
Mims said preparing for Williams Station Day has been a busy task for both Chamber members and city employees.
"Preparations for Williams Station Day are going well with the usual flurry of last-minute activities, calls from artists, patrons and potential visitors," she said Tuesday. "City workers have been at work along Pensacola Avenue for several weeks and today Ed Brown and his group are freshening up the flower beds in front of the YMCA. We appreciate their help. Today we will start to mark spaces for the artists and other vendors."
Williams Station Day is a festival held each year in Atmore that draws in crowds from all over the nation. The opening ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and the event will end at 5 p.m.
There will be many vendors at the festival that will have many different items including jewelry, soaps, American folk toys and much more. There will also be an abundance of food to choose from for a tasty snack or meal at Williams Station Day including, burgers, funnel cakes, Oriental food, Greek food and barbeque.
The headliner on the main stage will be Microwave Dave and the Nukes and also the USO Andrew Sisters Show, sponsored by The Atmore Advance.
There will be a storytelling tent for kiddies, an old time cane mill sponsored by Lisa Reynolds and a Cruiser's Unlimited antique car show. There will be many more fun events at the fun event on Saturday.
Mims said the Chamber has been advertising diligently for Williams Station Day.
"With increased advertising we anticipate record crowds on Saturday," she said. "Join us!"

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