Follow WSD online
Published 7:08 pm Wednesday, October 7, 2009
By By Lisa Tindell
It’s not just teens and old classmates who use Facebook to tell about happenings and events, The Atmore Chamber of Commerce has joined the latest craze.
Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sheryl Vickery with the help from Shelly Williams, chamber office manager, has been busy creating a fan page for the popular Web site, Facebook, to help promote Atmore’s upcoming Williams Station Day event.
Vickery said since the page has been created emails and inquiries have been coming in from across the region and the country.
Vickery said the fan page is also becoming a good tool to reach people who otherwise might not have known about the festival.
Fans of Williams Station Day on Facebook already hail from San Francisco, New Orleans, Michigan, Denver, Col., and Nashville, Tenn., as well as those from the Atmore and surrounding area.
To join the fans of Williams Station Day go to Facebook and search for Williams Station Day. From any search engine simply search for Williams Station Day, Facebook to reach the home page. Facebook can be found at www.facebook.com.
The regional festival has been an October event in Atmore for many years with the 2009 event marking 19 years. The festival is held on the third Saturday in October with this year’s event falling on Oct. 24. Booths open at 9 a.m. and will include artists and crafters with a variety of merchandise for sale. Food and drinks will be available in the food court and a variety of musical and other performing artists will be featured at various locations throughout the festival location. Headline performers, including The Four Kicks, Microwave Dave and Nukes, will be performing on the main stage in front of the Lions Club Community Center on Pensacola Avenue.
The event is free to attend and will be located from on Pensacola Avenue from East Craig Street to Louisville Avenue/U.S. 31 South.