Atmore gears up for Williams Station Day

Published 12:03 pm Wednesday, October 3, 2007

By By Adrienne McKenzie – special to the Standard
Atmore residents have another opportunity to travel back in time on Oct. 27 during the city's annual Williams Station Day.
Atmore celebrated its 100th birthday this year and celebrated with a centennial celebration in May, which highlighted Atmore in its early years.
Area residents will once again have a blast from the past when Williams Station Day rolls around.
There will be many fun events surrounding Williams Station Day, including a Patron of the Arts party Oct. 26.
Mims said those who would like to join the patron program should call the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce at 251-368-3305. &#8220The patrons program helps us to get quality artists at Williams Station Day,” Mims said. &#8220The money we collect at the party is guaranteed sales and we anticipate a minimum of $10,000 in patron money this year. The artists will go where the money will be spent.”
Williams Station Day has become a staple of Atmore, and putting on the event has become less difficult for Chamber members.
There will be many fun events for young and old at the festival including arts and crafts shows, a storytelling tent sponsored by Alabama Power, Alto Products and Swift Supply, entertainment on the center stage including the Andrew Sisters USO show sponsored by the Atmore Advance, an old time fiddlers' tent hosted by First National Bank and Trust, a model train show, a &#8220Picture Atmore” photography contest sponsored by the Atmore News, an old time cane mill sponsored by Lisa Reynolds, an Alabama &Gulf Coast railroad locomotive, a 5K run sponsored by the Atmore Area YMCA, a Poarch Creek Indian cultural display, a Rotary Club hayride, a Cruiser's Unlimited antique car show, a pumpkin painting and carving contest sponsored by Central Farm Supply and a Williams Station train ride. Microwave Dave and the Nukes will be the headline entertainment for the event.
Other sponsors include the Poarch Creek Indians, Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union, United Bank, Masland Carpets and Rugs, Frontier Communications Solutions, Diamond, Chuck Stevens and Leadership Atmore Class of 2004.
For information about Williams Station call 251-368-3305.