Christmas in DeKalb!

Christmas in DeKalb!
Liberty Hill Baptist Church parade float in Collinsville
Collinsville Baptist Church Parade float
Southern Torch staff were on hand to enjoy DeKalb County Christmas festivities!
Collinsville Christmas Parade Grand Marshall Judge Ronnie Osborn (Center), a shriner, clowns around with elves
Classic car enthusiasts Brad and Belinda Barksdale and family pose in car they drove in parade in Collinsville
Portersville Homemakers in Collinsville Christmas Parade
Collinsville High School Cheerleaders pose for a photo at parade
Thomas Barksdale, owner of Graves Hardware, drove this classic truck in parade in Collinsville
Santa at Fort Payne gets many requests
Fort Payne Carolers
Ider Rescue shows their holiday spirit at the Fort Payne Christmas Parade
Marla and Angie love parades
Children awaiting the arrival of Santa in Fort Payne
Kaden and Raven as our newsies at the Rainsville Christmas Parade
Rainsville Mayor Nick Jones and son Jack enjoying Jack’s first Christmas parade
Santa Claus at the Rainsville Christmas Parade
Children anxiously waiting for Santa at the Rainsville Christmas Parade

As we move ever closer to Dec. 25, communities throughout DeKalb County are showing the Christmas spirit through special events, parades and other Christmas celebrations. Southern Torch would like to extend holiday greetings and best wishes to each and every community and the people that make those communities special in DeKalb County. It has been a true blessing to spend time in every community in the county as we continue to work each day to cover the news —no matter how big or small —and tell the stories that are important to you. We appreciate your support and wish you a Merry Christmas.

—Southern Torch