31st annual Cullman County Christmas Parade Dec. 5

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Members of the Good Hope High School marching band are seen at the 2017 Cullman County Christmas Parade. (Cullman Tribune file photo/W.C. Mann)

HANCEVILLE, Ala. – “Christmas is on! The parade is on!” exclaimed Hanceville Civitan and Parade Director Brenda Carter.

The 31st annual Cullman County Christmas Parade is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5 at noon. The parade is organized by the Hanceville Civitan Club.

The parade will follow its normal route, beginning at Wallace State Community College and traveling south on U.S. Highway 31 to Hanceville Fire and Rescue Station 1.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will participate in the parade and have agreed to visit with children at the fire station afterward. The parade is also expected to have several Cullman area marching bands.

Those participating in the parade will begin lining up at Wallace State at 10 a.m.

Laughed Carter, “We will have to roll out because Alabama plays football.”

Typically, the parade loops through the Hanceville Nursing and Rehab Center property, but Carter said organizers aren’t sure if the residents will be able to come out this year due to the pandemic. She said she is still waiting on final word from administrators.

“We are asking everyone to adhere to the CDC’s COVID guidelines,” said Carter. “For example, use gloves when you do candy. Don’t hand candy; throw it and let them pick it up if THEY want it. Keep your 6 feet and use your CDC common sense.”

Everyone is encouraged to wear their masks.

The Hanceville Civitans will be accepting parade entries until the morning of the event. The entry fee is $5. For more information, contact Carter at 256-887-3508.

The Hanceville Civitan Club is a nonprofit organization which raises money each year to provide scholarships to Hanceville High School seniors.

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Christy Perry

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