Calendar of Events

Published 7:38 am Thursday, June 12, 2008

By Staff
Gottfried to speak at alumni meeting
The Escambia County University of Alabama Alumni and Friends meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on June 12 at the Country Club of Brewton. The cost is $20 and includes a prime rib and fried shrimp dinner.
Coach Philip Pearson, assistant basketball coach at Alabama, was scheduled to be the speaker, but had to cancel. Head basketball coach Mark Gottfried will be speaking instead.
For more information, call 867-7724.
Bugs come to life at Atmore library
The Atmore Public Library will be showing “A Bug's Life” June 12 at 2 p.m. The movie is free to children. The first 30 children will be able to attend so those interested must call and register before Thursday. The library asks that those attending the movie arrive a few minutes early so the movie can begin at 2 p.m.
Please contact the library for more information.
McCullough club to meet June 12
The McCullough Friendship Club will have a luncheon at David’s Catfish in Atmore on June 12 at 11 a.m.
Voter registration drive rescheduled
Tray Smith’s voter’s registration drive has been rescheduled for Saturday from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Winn-Dixie and Sunday from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Piggly Wiggly.
Florida and Alabama residents will be able to register as long as they have a driver’s license or social security number.
The drive, which is Smith’s Eagle Scout project, was originally scheduled for Mayfest, but was rained out.
For more information, call Smith at 368-5124.
Canoe church to host gospel singing
Canoe Baptist Church will host a gospel singing event at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Benefit yard sale to be held June 13
There will be a benefit yard sale and hot dog lunch for Stephanie McMillan at the Atmore Nursing Center on June 14 from 6 a.m. until. Rain or shine! Donations will be accepted June 13. See the activities department for more details.
All proceeds will go to McMillan to assist with medical expenses.
VFW to host flag burning June 14
Atmore area veterans of Atmore VFW Post 7016, Veterans of Foreign Wars, assisted by Boy and Girl Scouts and JROTC Cadets, will dispose of old, worn and tatted flags on June 14 at 6 p.m. at the VFW Post, located at 206 West Ashley St. Anyone who has flags for disposal can drop flags in a box located on the post’s front steps before the ceremony or bring them on Saturday, June 14th. Any and everyone are also cordially invited to attend this meaningful and respectful ceremony.
Since June 14 is National Flag Day, everyone is also asked to respect “Old Glory” by flying their American Flags proudly on Flag Day.
First Presbyterian VBS begins June 16
The First Presbyterian Church will hold VBS June 16-20 from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Children ages 2 through sixth grade are invited to attend.
FPC’s theme for this year’s event is “Faith Expedition Vacation Bible School.” “Faith Expedition VBS” is about following Chris and Kelly, two young explorers, through thrilling adventures on their way to discover God’s treasure.
FPC is located at 208 E. Horner St. in Atmore.
For more information and to register for FPC’s VBS, call 368-5453.
Beulah Camp to host Master’s Men
The Master’s Men will be in concert at Beulah Camp Ground June 14 at 7 p.m. The camp meeting will run from June 12-22 with services at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Beulah Camp is interdenominational and is located one mile south of Hwy. 84 between Repton and Excel.
Pine Barren church to host VBS
Pine Barren Baptist Church in Davisville, Fla. will host Vacation Bible School June 16-20 from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
For more information, call Cathy Reynolds at 368-0570.
Robinsonville VBS slated for June 16-20
Robinsonville Baptist Church Vacation Bible School 2008 will be held June 16-20 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The theme this year is Outrigger Island. Pre-register online at
Zion Star A.M.E. VBS begins June 16
Zion Star A.M.E. Zion Church Vacation Bible School cordially invites everyone to join them for Vacation Bible School from June 16-19 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. On June 20 the children will enjoy a night of pizza and skating. The theme this year will be “Remembering the 10.” There will be a beginner’s class, intermediate class and an adult class. Join the church as they revisit the Ten Commandments.
ECMS to host Visionaries concert
Visionaries Production will present the 2008 Summer Gospel Explosion featuring George Dean &the Gospel Four of Memphis, Tenn. live in concert along with Atmore’s own, The Visionaries, at 3 p.m. on June 22 in the Escambia County Middle School gymnasium. Also performing will be the Knight Family and The Perryman Singers of Mobile.
MC for the event will be the anointed mistress of Gospel, Lady Jarmond.
For ticket information, contact Minister Rodney America at 251-538-6966 or 251-446-8736.
BOE committee to meet June 25
The Escambia County Board of Education’s Federal Programs Advisory Committee will meet June 25 at 1 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Atmore Central Office, located at 501 S. Pensacola Ave.
For more information, call Magaline Marshall at 368-0305 or
Muscogee Boys to perform June 28
Bay Springs Full Gospel Church will hold a singing June 28 at 6 p.m. featuring the Muscogee Boys and local talent. Also, there will be a benefit for Bro. Joe Welch held that same night. Everyone is welcome.
For additional information, call 327-4349.
Softball tourney slated for June 28
There will be a co-ed softball tournament on June 28 in Bradberry Park. There is a $200 entry fee and participants will hit core 47 softballs.
Contact Ronnie Merchant for more details at 850-327-6597 or 251-331-5728.
Grand School reunion June 26-29
The J.F. Shields/MCTS Grand School Reunion will be June 26-29 in Beatrice. Thursday night will be hospitality night in the school band room beginning at 7 p.m.
For further info please contact the president at 251-957-4864 or 251-789-2424.
Class of ‘98 to meet June 29 at Chen’s
The Escambia County High School Class of 1998 will have a meeting on June 29 at Chen’s Buffet at 5 p.m.
All class members are invited.
First Presbyterian hosts Bible Study
The Atmore community is invited to the study, “Vertically Inclined: Climbing Higher with God” by author, Mary Kassian. This exciting, seven-session, video-based study is especially designed to show Christian women how, by tethering themselves more securely to Him, they can climb to greater spiritual heights.
Along the way, participants will be challenged to: develop an increased loyalty to Christ and His work; to examine their values and renew their determination; to take steps to increase their love for Christ, and to enjoy Him more.
The study begins June 25 and will run for seven weeks, meeting each Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church on Horner Street. Childcare will be provided and the cost of the study book is $15.
For more information or to register please call Jan Rice at 368-8091. You will gain a different perspective—with this exhilarating, video-enhanced study and experience the thrill of following Christ to new places! Please plan to join us!
Jay freedom run slated for July 4
The Jay Celebrate Freedom 5K and 1-mile fun run will be held at 6 p.m. on July 4 at the Jay City park located at 5259 Booker Lane in Jay, Fla.
Entry fee is $15 if registration is received or postmarked by June 30. Late registration is $20 beginning July 1 through race day.
For more information call 850-206-1036 or 850-675-6474.
Class of ‘58 to hold reunion July 5
Escambia County Training School Class of 1958 will host a reunion on July 5 at Weatherford’s Steak House (formally known as Best Western Restaurant). There will be a fee of $55 per person or $100 per couple. Deadline to pay is June 1. All interested parties call 251-368-2660 or 251-368-3501.
Fiddler’s Convention to be held July 19
The 29th Atmore Rotary Fiddler’s Convention will be held on July 19. The Rotary Club is looking for a few judges for the event. If you or someone else you know is interested, call Keith Castleberry at 368-2106.
Trinity VBS slated for July 21-25
Trinity Episcopal Church’s Vacation Bible School will be held July 21-25 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
For more information call Sandra Mayer at 368-5933.
"Miracles" will be the theme of this year's Vacation Bible School at Trinity Episcopal Church in Atmore. This year's session will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. July 21 through July 25. On Friday the 25, there will be a Family Night celebration.
For more information call the Rev. Sandra Mayer at 368-5933. All children are welcome.
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