‘Tis the Season!
The first Saturday in December is always the date for the Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas Parade in Luverne. This year’s event will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, at 11 am. lt is a time of great teamwork and camaraderie as companies, churches and groups work on floats for the parade.
The Grand Marshall of the parade is our Citizen of the Year honored in February. The 2011 Grand Marshall is Jimmy Johnson of Brantley.
The Grand Marshall hosts the parade, which includes floats, Santa Claus, fire engines, marching bands, antique cars, convertibles carrying homecoming queens from the four Crenshaw County schools, cheerleaders, horse drawn carriages and horse riders, and at the end of the parade, hundreds of motorcycle bikers.
In addition to the entertainment factor, entrants in the parade, including the bikers, all donate a toy or toys to the Crenshaw County Department of Human Resources (DHR) to support Operation Santa Claus, which every year provides Christmas packages to 450-500 children. DHR has boxes at the end of the parade route in which the toys are deposited. In generous spirit, Crenshaw County provides for its children at this holiday time of year.
Make your plans to join the Crenshaw County Annual Christmas Parade!