Monday, November 24, 2014

Decatur’s Christmas Parade Set for December 1

The Decatur Jaycees will present its annual Christmas Parade on December 1, 2014, in downtown Decatur. The theme for this year’s community parade is “A Christmas Carol” and grand marshall is Retired Judge David Breland.

Judge Breland is a native and life-long resident of Decatur. He served as Morgan County District Court Judge from 1983 to 2008 where during this time, the court was honored on numerous occasions for its case administration efficiency. In 2006, he was presented the Barrett C. Shelton Sr. Freedom Award, was named Judge of the Year by the Alabama Fatherhood Initiative in 2007, received the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce A.C. Banks Citizen of the Year and the Newton B. Powell Service Award for lifetime achievement as an elected official in North Alabama in 2008, and is the recipient of many other community, state and national humanitarian awards. Today, he serves as the program coordinator for the Historic Preservation Commission and is a member of the Rotary Club of Decatur.

Line-up begins at 5:30 p.m. with the parade making its way down Second Avenue at 6 p.m. following its usual route of Second Avenue, Lee Street and Bank Street.

A $100 prize will be awarded in each of the four categories: Best Decorated Float, Best Decorated Vehicle, Best Decorated Walking Unit and Best Decorated Animal. Registration is $25 per entry. The deadline for registration is Monday, November 24, 2014.

The Christmas spirit continues with a movie at the Princess Theatre. “Scrooge”, complimentary of the Rotary Club, will be shown free to the public immediately following the parade.

In case of inclement weather, the parade will be held the following Monday, December 8, 2014. The free movie will take place on December 1 regardless of the weather.

For more information, call Brandy Dixon at 256.445.3158.

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