Fun, busy times in Atmore

Published 3:58 pm Wednesday, December 19, 2007

By By Adrienne McKenzie
The weekend was full of fun and festive events that involved Christmas and raising money for a cause.
On Saturday Santa Clause was at Walgreens spreading Christmas joy as he was taking photos with children and listening to their Christmas wishes. Santa was kind enough to give me a Christmas candy cane, which heightened my holiday spirit a bit.
And, if you have not heard of Santa Paws, you have missed a treat. Santa Paws was at the Escambia County Humane Society Saturday afternoon taking photos with pets. The organization was raising money to better the care of the animals in the facility. The rain was a downer for the event, but there were participants who showed up with their beloved animals for a Christmas photo opportunity.
On Saturday night the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Relay for Life team held a dance in order to raise money for the American Cancer Society. There were many people in attendance and they all appeared to be having the time of their lives. The live country music being played kept people on the dance floor, all in the name of raising money for a cure of cancer. The best dances are ones for a good cause!
Also on Saturday night the Concerned Citizens of Atmore held an inaugural Christmas Ball and Hair Extravaganza at the Atmore Area YMCA and Community Center. Three different beauty salons were featured in the hair extravaganza and each hairstyle was unique in it's own way.
Natalie's Styles of Beauty models wore either all red or all white and had different hairstyles from blonde highlights to a Mohawk. The Mohawk was definitely the sassiest hairstyle of the night.
The Tomese Styles beauty salon was also featured during the hair extravaganza. I especially liked the outfit Stephanie Lambert wore. It was elegant and fun all mixed into one.
And last, but certainly not least, Heavenly Hair was one of the three beauty salons in the mix Saturday night. Heavenly Hair models incorporated the theme of "Independent Women" with their hairstyles and outfits. Models wore clothing representing lawyers, doctors and even hair stylists.
The Christmas Ball and Hair Extravaganza was a lot of fun and I wanted to thank the Concerned Citizens for allowing me to attend. I even attempted to do the Electric Slide with them.
Also thanks to Gayle Johnson with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians for inviting me to their Relay for Life dance Saturday. I definitely enjoyed the music and socializing!
And, now that Christmas is less than a week away I want to wish all Atmore area residents a very Merry Christmas! I hope that your day is spent eating tons of yummy, home-cooked food. And, most importantly, I hope you remember what Christmas is all about, spending time with those you love. Merry Christmas everybody!
Adrienne McKenzie is a staff reporter for The Atmore Advance. She can be reached at 368-2123 or via email at

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