Looking Back: 12th annual Crafts for Cancer event held

Published 3:42 pm Tuesday, November 3, 2020

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Thirty years ago, in 1990, the 12th Annual Crafts for Cancer event was to be held on Nov. 17, at the Brewton Elementary School.
Betsy Jones was named homecoming queen for Escambia Academy.
Double D Real Value Foods had a Halloween Sale with Bounty towels for 69 cents; Kellogg’s Corn 24 ounces for $1.89 and bacon for 49 cents for 16 ounces.
Evander Holyfield, who is a native of Atmore, became the heavyweight champion of the world. He won the title by defeating Buster Douglas with a right-handed punch to the jaw. Holyfield moved away, with his family, from Atmore when he was very young. According to plans, he was to fight next Mike Tyyson, but he wanted to fight George Foreman.
FoodFair specials were ground round for $1.98 a pound; Coca-Cola, two liters for 88 cents; and salt for 5 cents.
Sen. Howell Heflin was in town as part of his “whistle stop” campaign.
The Alabama General Federation of Women’s Club held its annual fall meeting in Atmore to celebrate “100 Years of Service.”
The Atmore Council of Fine Arts presented Susan Duer, fortepiano, in concert.
The Atmore Advance was asking all of its readers to send their favorite recipes for the holidays to the newspaper to be entered into a contest.
Tommy Gerlach announced that he plans to return home to Atmore and open a resturant on Nashville Avenue. The article in The Atmore Advance was written by Michele Cox, who would later become the wife of Tommy.
I have worked with Michele in Atmore and Brewton. I was sent by her to Fort Benning to meet the troops when they came home from the Middle East. It was one of the highlights of my working for the newspaper.
The Christmas Parade was to take place on Dec. 8, at 2 p.m.

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