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Christmas parade theme revealed

The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the theme for the 2015 Twilight Christmas Parade.

Chamber Executive Director Sheryl Vickery said the theme will be “The Songs of Christmas,” and participants will be asked to decorate their floats to represent popular carols and Christmas songs.

“We’ve had some themes that have been a little difficult and narrow,” Vickery said. “We’re hoping that this theme will be a little more wide open, and people will be able to show off their creativity.”

Vickery said that any Christmas song is acceptable, whether religious or contemporary. Some of her suggestions included “Away in a Manger,” “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Frosty the Snowman.”
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians will have the same theme for their parade, Vickery said.

The Twilight Christmas Parade is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12, starting at 5:30 p.m. in downtown Atmore. The PCI parade will be Friday, Dec. 11.

Final market this Saturday, ‘Taste’ date announced

In addition, the chamber has several major events planned for the coming months.

This Saturday is the final “Market in the Park” for the 2015 year. It will be held from 7:30 a.m. until 11 a.m., at Heritage Park.

Also, the chamber will present “Taste of the South” on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tickets will be $10 for a taste of five samples.

During Taste of the South, local restaurants and cooks offer samples of their favorite dishes, and the tasters get a chance to judge on the best foods. There will be four awards — best taste (commercial), best taste (amateur), best dessert and best decorated booth.

Vickery said that there is no cost for restaurants or organizations to participate.

“All you’ve got to do is bring something for people to taste,” she said. “It’s a great event and it’s always very popular.”

Tickets are already available at the chamber office, located at 501 S. Pensacola Ave. To sign up for Taste of the South, or for more information, call the chamber at (251) 368-3305.