Selmer parade

Selmer welcomed the Christmas season on Sunday.

“We didn't do any awards this year,” Selmer Parks and Recreation Director Sybil Dancer said. “Just with everything that's happened this year, we decided not to.”

The annual parade had more than 65 entries, according to Dancer.

“One thing that made our parade bigger was a lot of the communities didn't have their parades,” she said. “Next year, we're planning on having a bigger, better parade.”

The Carl Perkins Center hosted activities at the Farmers Market and Rockabilly Park before the parade, as well as train rides and horse carriage rides through downtown.

“It went really well,” Carl Perkins Director Callie Allison said. “We had steady traffic all day and the kids enjoyed arts and crafts and Santa.

“I think it was something positive for our community during COVID.”

Adamsville celebrated Hometown Christmas on Main Friday night.

The celebration began with the living Nativity and reading followed by a performance by the ARTS Theater Group.

The Adamsville First Baptist Church Youth Choir sang, followed by the Cardinals cheerleaders.

Santa Claus visited the Gazebo at 7 p.m.

There will also be kids crafts, a snow machine, a trackless train, face painting and vendors.

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