Williams Station Day is this Saturday

Published 6:02 pm Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Williams Station Day is just days away, and organizers are looking forward to the biggest and best festival yet.
The festival begins Saturday morning with a 5-K run at 8 a.m., and the official ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. in front of the Atmore Area YMCA. Vendors will sell a variety of foods and crafts throughout the day, and will be set up along Pensacola Avenue from approximately the intersection with Craig Street to the intersection with Owens Street.
The main stage will be located at the YMCA, and it will be the place to hear the headline musical acts, including the Alabama Blues Brothers at noon and Microwave Dave and the Nukes at 1:30 p.m.
Admission to the festival is free, and organizers hope there will be something for every age and every interest.
Sheryl Vickery, executive director of the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce, said festival organizers wanted to come up with a way of increasing awareness of the festival in the days leading up to the event. They decided to place large posters up and down Main Street, on the facades of various buildings, and showing photographs of musical acts as well as local artists’ work.
Vickery said that similar posters were used to publicize the Artmore festival earlier this year.
“We thought it gave our downtown a little boost as well,” she said. “It’s really generated a lot of buzz and interest.”
Vickery said that there were six posters this year, and organizers plan to add one or two more each following year.
For lots more information about Williams Station Day, please see the 16-page special edition included with today’s issue of The Atmore Advance.

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