Tis the season for parades

Published 11:18 am Thursday, December 6, 2012

Members of Atmore's Twirl Time group participated in Saturday's Christmas parade in Flomaton.

There is no shortage of Christmas cheer in the Atmore area this week as residents partake in multiple events and parades in preparation of the upcoming holiday.

Saturday morning, Atmore’s Twirl Time group participated in the annual Christmas parade in Flomaton, showing off their baton moves and tossing candy to the giddy crowd.

Tonight, the Christmas fun continues in Atmore as businesses in the downtown district will stay open a bit later for the annual Jingle Bell Walk, hosted by the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce from 4 until 7 p.m.

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Friday and Saturday the Santa will remain in the area to participate in two more parades. The Poarch Band of Creek Indian’s annual event will kick off Friday at 5:30 p.m. The parade route will begin at the PCI Wellness gymnasium and will end at the PCI Health Department.

Saturday, also at 5:30 p.m., Atmore’s annual Twilight Christmas Parade will kick off with the theme “Christmas Around the World.” This year’s parade will begin at Atmore City Hall and will continue down Ridgeley Street, turn south on Main Street, continue east onto Lindberg Avenue and will conclude at Escambia County High School.