Trussville Christmas parade goes on despite Friday snow
From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — Over 100 entries participated in this year’s annual Christmas parade through historic downtown Trussville Saturday.
Though snow covered neighborhood lawns throughout Trussville on the eve of the parade, the show did go on in a big way.
The parade was produced by the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC), and the presenting sponsor was Amerex Corporation.
Prizes were awarded for the best decorated floats. Winners were: 1st place – Trinity Contractors; 2nd place – Jr. 2 Youth Cheerleaders; and 3rd place – Regional Alliance of Students and Professionals (RASP).
Winners will receive $100, $75, and $50, respectively, and will be recognized at the Chamber’s December luncheon. The float competition was sponsored by Brik Realty.
This year’s grand marshals, sponsored by A+ Tire & Auto Repair, were the state champion Hewitt-Trussville Mountain Bike Team.
Not only was the area treated to a rare accumulation of snow of about four-to-six inches the day before the parade, but there was also snow during the parade thanks to a spraying of snow throughout the parade route sponsored by Trussville Gas and Water.
The day’s festivities concluded with the city’s annual Christmas tree lighting at West Mall immediately following the parade. Hot chocolate was provided by Stage Sponsor Bryant Bank, and parade-goers enjoyed live entertainment by local worship leader Chris Lombardo.
The Zamora Shriners, always a special part of the parade, were again featured. A part of Central Alabama’s Temple of Shriners International, the Zamora Shriners are a Masonic fraternity based on fun, fellowship, and helping children.
Other fine Christmas parade sponsors included the City of Trussville; and silver sponsors Trinity Contractors, Image Craft, St. Vincent’s East, HESCO Automotive, and Stewart Facility Services. Vehicles and staging were provided by McSweeney Automotive.
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