Unity in Community event is July 29

Published 10:06 am Friday, July 21, 2017

Organizers said they are planning to give out enough school uniforms and supplies to 1,200 people during this year’s Unity in the Community Festival on July 29 at Grace Fellowship in Atmore.

The annual festival, which helps promote unity in the community, highlights the different services in Atmore and helps provide families’ school uniforms and school supplies for the coming year. The event will run from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Coordinator Ruth Robinson said they are hoping to have more people this year than last year.

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“We’re excited to be able to provide school uniforms and supplies to kids in the community, and to highlight all of the good things Atmore has to offer,” Robinson said. “We hope that everyone will come out and enjoy the day and celebrate unity in our community.”

Robinson said families will have to visit 15 booths before they can receive their uniforms and supplies. Each family will receive a voucher to track each booth visit.

Robinson said the carnival and community resources will be set up outside, and lunch will be set up under the big tent. Willie Brown, a ventriloquist, will be inside.

The booths that will be at the event include:

• Atmore Community Hospital
• Atmore Ambulance
• Atmore Public Library
• Big Brothers Big Sisters
• Boy Scouts
• Concerned Citizens of Atmore
• Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce
• Costal Alabama Community College
• Comfort Care Hospice
• Atmore Fire Department
• Lifeguard Helicopter
• MOPs of Atmore
• Atmore Police Department
• Red Cross
• The Escambia County Sheriff’s Department
• Southern Care Hospice
• United Bank
• Women’s Resource Center
• Atmore Area YMCA

Robinson said families who aren’t in need of school uniforms or supplies are welcome to come out and enjoy the free event.