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City to get in Christmas spirit for Dec. 2 parade

Published 8:21pm Monday, November 25, 2013

While Thanksgiving is still on the horizon, Alexander City residents are already preparing to get in the Christmas Spirit.

The Alexander City Christmas Parade will be Monday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m.

Kim Dunn, Membership Services Director and Events Coordinator for the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce, said the parade will take a very familiar route.

“It will be the same route it’s been the past couple of years. We’ll line up on Comer Street, turn right on the little section of Dadeville Road that turns into Cherokee Road and follow Cherokee to Church Street,” Dunn said. “Then the parade will go up Church Street into the roundabout, go onto Tallapoosa Street and end at the bottom of the hill on Bibb Street.”

Dunn said the parade typically has 80 entries and will include various organizations and individuals

from the area.

“It’s a wide range of participants including bands, civic groups, queens from different pageants around town, dancers, boy scouts and girls scouts,” Dunn said. “We will have a lot of different organizations and groups, as well as individuals that have participated for a number of years.”

Dunn encourages spectators to show up early and be safe throughout the day’s festivities.

“The roads will not be closed until right at the time the parade starts. You’ll want to pick your spot early,” Dunn said. “Be sure to stay out of the roads – don’t let children in the roads in order to ensure everybody stays safe.”

And for those groups or individuals looking to participate, there’s still time

“We are still accepting entries. They have to be turned in by Tuesday for  a $30 entry fee, but we will accept them Wednesday and even Monday for a $45 entry fee,” Dunn said. “They just need to fill out the application, pay the fee and we’ll need a copy of the insurance card for the vehicle they want in the parade.”

To enter, contact the Chamber at (256) 234-3461.