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Williams Station Day Fun

Above: Lendon and Jaylyn Holmes, and Carson Staples ride a kids train at Williams Station Day. Below: Crimson Ramer poses for a picture with his glasses. | Photos by Andrew Garner/Atmore Advance

Above: Lendon and Jaylyn Holmes, and Carson Staples ride a kids train at Williams Station Day. Below: Crimson Ramer poses for a picture with his glasses. | Photos by Andrew Garner/Atmore Advance

Annual festival in Atmore a success, draws crowd

Williams Station Day 2016 was an overall success, organizers said Tuesday.

The City of Atmore held its 25th annual festival that celebrates its namesake Saturday on Pensacola Avenue, where vendors lined the street all the way to Craig Street.

Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sheryl Vickery said the festival went well.

“When you talk to people, they really enjoyed it,” Vickery said. “It was beautiful weather. I noticed a lot of people carrying merchandise around.”

Vickery said she couldn’t estimate how many people attended the festival, noting that a lot of folks see the crowd numbers differently.

“I would say about the same amount of people the last couple of years,” she said. “The festival brought different demographics. It seemed like constantly there was a crowd. There was a point in the afternoon when it got smaller.”

During the festival, the chamber awarded vendors best in show, first in show, merit and crafter’s award ribbons. To see the winners, see Page 12A.