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Getting in the Christmas spirit

Published 11:15am Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas is known as the most wonderful time of the year, at least according to the song made famous by Andy Williams and others.

I have to agree with him. People always seem to be in a better mood this time of year. You see more people smiling. Even though no one likes the hustle and bustle of the season, but it just adds to the excitement of the season.

We have numerous Christmas events coming up in the near future and I hope you won’t miss out on those opportunities. Here’s a few of the events:

• The Town of Priceville will lead off with its annual Christmas Parade on Sat., Dec. 1, beginning at 2 p.m. The parade will form on North Bethel Road and proceed through residential neighborhoods as it works its way south.

• The Town of Falkville will usher in the holiday season with its annual Christmas in the Park on Sun., Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. The event features a Christmas program with band music, singing of Christmas carols and the lighting of the town Christmas tree. The best part is that you can get free hot chocolate and home-baked cookies at the conclusion of the program.

• The Town of Somerville will celebrate the holiday with its annual Christmas Parade Sat., Dec. 8, at 4 p.m. And of course you can’t have a Christmas event without food. A complimentary chili supper will be served at the Somerville Senior Center immediately after the parade.

• The Hartselle’s Kiwanis Club is sponsoring the annual Christmas Parade on Thur., Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. It’s the largest parade in our area, outside of Decatur, and it usually gets participation from the whole area. Santa will ride on the Hartselle No. 1 fire engine. And don’t leave early because the kids can get candy from Santa’s helpers at the end.

In addition to that, we will have our Christmas greetings section on Dec. 19. We will run Letters to Santa in that issue. Plus, if you have any recipes or Christmas stories that you’d like to share with our readers, we’d love to publish them in this issue as well.

Send them to us by Dec. 7 to ensure that they will be published by then.

We hope you enjoy this Christmas season and that you don’t forget the reason for the season.

Brent Maze is the managing editor of the Hartselle Enquirer.

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