Lockup showed our spirit

Published 7:18 pm Tuesday, October 15, 2013

We thank everyone who participated in last Thursday’s United Fund “lockup” event, whether they gave money for bail, allowed themselves to get “arrested,” or just worked behind the scenes to be sure that it was a great success.
Event organizers said that they raised a little more than $20,000, putting them well on the way to their total goal of $55,000. We hope that everyone continues to contribute however much they can, in order to help the United Fund make its overall goal this year.
Those who participated in the lockup this year were Coleman Wallace, Shirley Simpkins, Elliott Faircloth, Nancy Helton, Robbie McGhee, Bub Gideons, Anthony Morris, Leigh Ann Rowland, Susan Smith, Jonathan Barnes, Myrna Monroe, Dennis Fuqua, Rachel Lindell, Sheryl Vickery, Ray Dees and Alex Jones.
Just because the lockup is over, doesn’t mean that there’s no other opportunities to contribute to the United Fund. Companies can give one-time corporate donations, or can set up giving programs through their employees’ voluntary payroll deductions.
Individuals can also donate through the mail at “P.O. Box 823, Atmore, AL 36504.”
The organizations that benefit from the United Fund are: Atmore Babe Ruth Softball, Atmore Cal Ripken Baseball, Atmore Pee Wee Football, Atmore Public Library, Atmore Tee-ball, Coalition for a Healthier Escambia County, Concerned Citizens of Atmore, Council on Aging, Escambia County Cooperative Library System, Friends of Education of Escambia County, Goodwill Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast and Sav-A-Life Family Resource Center.

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