Annual Christmas Parade Draws Record Crowd
Columbus, GA – Pictured is one of the 100 participants in the Annual Christmas Parade held in the city, along with Phenix City, AL. There were marching bands, horses, floats and plenty of candy passed out to the hundreds who lined the parade route. The parade began in Phenix City, AL and ended in Columbus. Viewers saw the JROTC march as well as men and women in the United States military. The Christmas Parade is one of the many parades held in the bi-city; some of the other parades are the Veterans Day parade (initiated by Councilman Jerry “Pops” Barnes) the Martin Luther King Jr. parade, The Tuskegee-Morehouse Football Classic parade, the Modern Free and Accepted Masons of the World, Inc. Anniversary parade and the Fountain City Classic parade. There was a Black History Month parade in the past and we look forward to that taking place again in the future. Photos by Edward Lamboy.