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The Review's Mr. and Miss DeKalb County, Butch and Cynthia Agee, were Grand Marshals of the Smithville parade. - photo by Photo by Reed Vanderpool
Santa made two more trips to check up on the children of DeKalb County last weekend, visiting Smithville Saturday, and making a pass through Alexandria on Sunday before returning to the North Pole to make the final preparations for Christmas.The cold weather Saturday didn’t prevent hundreds of christmas revelers from attending the Smithville Christmas Parade.In addition to Mr. Claus, the event, sponsored by the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department, featured classic cars, floats, The DCHS Fighting Tiger Band, Girl and Boy Scout Troops, local pageant winners, riders on horseback, horse-drawn wagons, emergency personnel, and the Grand Marshals, Butch and Cynthia Agee, the Review’s Mr. and Mrs. DeKalb County.The Matthews family took first place in the float competition with their “The True Meaning of Christmas” entry. Girl Scout Troop #1915 took second place, and the Calvary Baptist Church float was awarded third place.The Smithville Business and Professional Women's Club’s Spirit Award went to Girl Scout Troop #2020.A good crowd also braved the cold, rainy weather to attend the Alexandria Christmas Parade Sunday. Alexandria Police Chief Mark Collins, Sheriff Patrick Ray and Constable Mark Milam led 100-year-old Grand Marshal Grace Close into town.