‘We enjoy getting together’: Fairview celebrates the season

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The crowd drew together at Randall Shedd Community Park in Fairview Saturday evening to light the Christmas tree after the annual parade. (Maggie Darnell for The Cullman Tribune)

FAIRVIEW, Ala. – The fifth annual Fairview Christmas Parade went through town Saturday evening, featuring volunteer fire department trucks from Fairview, Baileyton, Berlin and Gold Ridge.

“We’ve got Santa, we have Javon Daniel and Nancy Bryant from Cullman Caring for Kids here; Javon is going to tell the Christmas story from the Bible of the birth of Christ and Nancy is going to read ‘The Night Before Christmas,’” said Fairview Lions Club President William Criscoe. “We have hot chocolate and cookies for those coming up and we have a little train to give out little train rides, and visits with Santa. It’s just a good time for the kids and family.”

Criscoe is happy the Fairview Lions host events like the annual parade for the community.

“I’m glad we have the opportunity,” he said. “We’re just a small community, but we enjoy getting together and having events. We love our fire departments; we had Baileyton, Fairview, Gold Ridge and Berlin and we appreciate them, they always help us really big with our parades. We’re thankful for those in the community who want to help us do this. This is a good community to live in and I appreciate everybody. I was originally not from this area, I married in this area, but everybody makes me feel at home and I appreciate it.”

After the parade, the crowd gathered at Randall Shedd Community Park, where they were treated with hot chocolate and visits with Santa, followed by the lighting the Christmas tree.

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