Williams Station Day came, went

Published 9:22 am Wednesday, October 28, 2020

A downpour came and went on Saturday as the 29th edition of Williams Station Day went off without a hitch.

The annual festival, which draws people from the area and outside of the area, is always a good day to catch up with friends and family.

This year’s event was the first held since 2018. Last year, WSD was canceled due to the weather.

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Come rain or shine, the event was going to be held for all to experience.

And an experience it was.

First came the rain. Early Saturday morning, it poured and vendors were out on Pensacola Avenue setting up the best they could given the circumstances.

As the morning progressed, the weather seemed to cooperate better and the rain tapered off.

Eventually the sunshine came out and so did a lot of folks.

Williams Station Day was filled with vendors all the way from the intersection of Craig Street to Church Street.

As the day went on, the crowds thinned and a slight rain came around 3 p.m.-ish.

As soon as the clock struck 4 p.m., or shortly before, vendors started taking everything down and packing up what wares they still had on display.

“Another Williams Station Day is in the books,” I thought as I began disassembling our Atmore Rotary Club booth.