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County-wide holiday festivities in full swing

 Here’s a list of holiday happenings that are coming up throughout the county.

November 30

There will be a Christmas open house on Wednesday, Nov. 30 from noon-4 p.m. at the Bridging the Gap offices at 908 Main Street in Roanoke. They will have snacks, cookies and homemade peppermint hot cocoa. The event is open to the public and does not require an RSVP.


The Wedowee Christmas Parade will be Thursday, Dec. 1.

Miss Alabama and Wedowee native Lindsay Fincher will be the parade’s grand marshal.

Anyone interested in participating should contact Danielle Sorrells at 256-610-5272 or call city hall at 256-357-2122. All participants need to be registered by Wednesday, Nov. 30. Line up for the parade will begin at 4 p.m. Additional parking for viewers will be available in the First Baptist Church parking lot.


Roanoke’s Christmas parade will be Saturday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. and will come at the conclusion of the town’s ‘Magic on Main’ Christmas celebration, which will mark the opening of the ice skating rink on Main Street.

There will also be events throughout the day downtown, including a Christmas marketplace from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and pictures with Santa Claus at Bridging the Gap from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information about participating in the Christmas marketplace call 334-436-8100.

Rock Mills

The Rock Mills Christmas Parade will begin at 11 a.m. on December 3. Hot dogs with the trimmings will be available to parade goers down at Smith’s Variety following the parade.


The Town of Wadley will have its Christmas parade Thursday, Dec. 8, at 5 p.m., with festivities continuing until 7 p.m. There will be  a coloring contest and a gingerbread house contest for elementary school children, with $10 prizes for the coloring winners and $20 prizes for the gingerbread house winners.  There will also be a Christmas costume contest for high schoolers. All who participate will be allowed to walk in the parade and the winner of the contest will receive a $25 prize.  


December 10


Woodland Christmas Parade will be Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m.

The theme is “Hometown Christmas.”  There is no fee for entering.  Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries.  Everyone is welcome to ride or walk.  Lineup will begin at 12:30.  If you would like to be in the parade, please call 256-496-6661 or 443-994-5083.

Woodland High School Baseball Team will sell hamburgers before the parade at the pavilion.

Santa will be available for visits and pictures immediately following the parade in the pavilion.  Mark your calendar to come join your friends in a Hometown Christmas!


The Vision Community Choir will hold its 8th annual Christmas concert at the Handley High School auditorium Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. The concert will also feature the Jacksvonville State University Gospel Choir. Admission is free.

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