Annual event a success


A festive crowd gathered on the town square Saturday night for the annual Festival of Lights Christmas Parade hosted by the Madison County Chamber of Commerce.

The high school marching band, cheerleaders and various local sports teams led the way for vintage cars, horse-drawn carriages and fire trucks with shouts of “Merry Christmas” and handfuls of candy.

Following the parade, children and their families gathered at the Truman Kimbro Center for cookies, punch and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.