Another record Maury County Main Street Christmas Parade is in the books! Crowds gathered along West 7th Street and the square downtown December 7th for a magical evening music, dancing elves, blinking lights, and of course, good ole St. Nick.
This year the Columbia Main Street Board, led by Kristi Martin, congregated at the newly minted Maury County Convention and Visitors Bureau headquarters to kick off the event. Martin's "Elves", dispersed through the crowds with shopping carts to gather canned goods for The Family Center. In the weeks leading up to the parade the community was asked to drop donations at Sloan Ford in an effort to "Fill the Truck!", and that they did. Over 2500 lbs of food was collected to help families in need this holiday season and into the new year.
The parade kicked off at 7pm with over 75 floats participating. CPWS narrated the evening from the Convention and Visitors Bureau and filmed it for their Maury County Now news show for anyone who couldn't attend. To view the parade and enjoy the banter of hosts Dan Jaynes, Ty Cobb, and Adam Southern clickHERE.
A big thank you to all the volunteers and law enforcement officers who make this annual tradition one to look forward to every year. With their help and protection our community can enjoy a safe and very Merry Christmas.