Thursday, June 2, 2011

Walking tours begin Saturday in Atmore

 Monroe County, Al-Beginning Saturday, June 4, Atmore will be one of 26 towns across Alabama to offer guided walking tours every Saturday throughout the month. Coordinated through the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce the tours are free of charge and will last approximately one hour beginning each weekend at 10 a.m.
Saturday’s kick-off tour will be guided by Nancy Helton and will exhibit historic Atmore buildings including the Watson Cabin, built circa 1840 in Wilcox County; the Peavy-Webb building, circa 1897; the newly-renovated Boy Scout hut in Heritage Park, originally constructed in 1939-1940; and Atmore YMCA, originally Escambia County High School, circa 1908.
June’s remaining tours will include tours of area churches Saturday, June11; walking tours of area homes Saturday, June 18 as well as the first Market in the Park, an event showcasing local vendors featuring fresh produce and other homemade goods, to be held from 7:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. in the courtyard at First National Bank and Trust. A second Market in the Park event will be held Saturday, June 25, in the same location and time slot in conjunction with the month’s final walking tour featuring downtown Atmore.
Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce executive director Sheryl Vickery said June’s events are exciting and will shine a spotlight on Atmore’s unique history and tradition.
“[Alabama] is the only state to conduct walking tours all across the state,” she said. Vickery said the “Market in the Park” event should serve as a nice addition to the tours and will encompass more than just local produce, including cane syrup, honey, and many other items for purchase. Musical entertainment and children’s games are also scheduled for the two events.
For more information on June’s walking tours or Market in the Park, calls may be directed to the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce at (251) 368-3305 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (251) 368-3305      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
The walking tours are a project of the Alabama Tourism Department.

No comments:

Post a Comment