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Here comes Santa Claus!
Liberty parade kicks off Christmas
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The best vintage automobile winners were Billy Joe and Ann Cripps of Dowelltown with their 1956 Chevrolet two-door hardtop. - photo by Photo by Reed Vanderpool
The DeKalb County Christmas season kicked off Sunday with the annual Liberty Christmas parade.Downtown was filled with celebrants as Liberty Mayor Dwight Mathis and his wife Shirley led the procession as Grand Marshals of the event.Huff & Puff Trucking of Woodbury took the first-place award in the float competition, while second place went to a float called “True Meaning of Christmas-the Birth of Christ.”Eli Layne Laxton of Liberty received first place in the children’s category with an entry called “Sugar & Spice.” Brandon and Ava Kent of Lascassas took second place.The best vintage automobile winners were Billy Joe and Ann Cripps of Dowelltown with their 1956 Chevrolet two-door hardtop. Tommy Mullins of Readyville took the second-place award with his 1970 Chevrolet Nova SS.The parade boasted many other floats and vintage automobiles, as well as riders on horseback, tractors, The DCHS Fighting Tiger Band, law enforcement officials, local fire personnel, rescue squad members, EMS, State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver, and a visit from Saint Nick himself, who showered everyone with Christmas candy.At the conclusion of the parade drawings for cash and prizes, which have become customary at the event, were held.

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