The Town of Alexandria rang in the holiday season Sunday with its annual Christmas Parade.
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The Malone's Chapel Baptist Church won first place in the float competition with the theme "The Real Meaning of Christmas"
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The West Main Baptist Church of Alexandria took second place with the theme "The Greatest Gift God Ever Gave, Jesus"
DeKalb Community Bank received third place.
Dwain and Susan Young were winners of the best vintage car category for their 1956 Chevy
Danny and Wanda Cowan took second place for their 1969 Chevy Impala and Jeff Youngblood received third place for his 1962 Nova.
In the vintage truck category, Paul Johnson won first place for his 1966 Ford F100. Chris Tramel received second place for his 1968 Ford F100. Third place went to Kenny Rhody for his 1972 Chevy "Cooters" Wrecker.
Chris Hale won the tractor category with his 1952 John Deere MT. Steven Cook received second place for his 1944 Farmall H and Greg Carson took third place for his 1939 Allis Chalmers 2850.
The parade featured many other vintage cars and trucks, tractors, church floats, horseback riders and horsedrawn wagons, the DCHS band, Alexandria Police Chief Mark Collins, Sheriff Patrick Ray, Fire departments, DeKalb EMS, DeKalb Rescue Squad and other emergency services along with Santa and Mrs. Claus, veterans, State Senator Mae Beavers and State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver, and other entries.
Prizes donated by local businesses were given away after the parade.
Deb McCoy and Denise Barrett, organizers of the parade, wish to thank everyone for their participation and attendance and the sponsors for their support. Ron Paschal emceed the event.