The story of the first Christmas will be presented at the Tom Bevill Lyceum on the campus of Northeast Alabama Community College on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Under the direction of Christina Wise, this live nativity will unfold in song, action and word. Tickets are $5 each and will be available at the door.
The annual Fort Payne Christmas parade will be Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. The parade begins at 18th Street N. and continues to Third Street S.
If you want to enter a float or a vehicle in the parade, you must register by Monday. There is a charge of $25 if you are not a member of the chamber. There is no charge for floats. For more information, call the chamber at 256-845-2741.
We have had several inquires for equestrian teams and horse-drawn wagons to enter the parade. These types of entries would really add to the spirit of the parade.
However, the chamber's insurance carrier will not allow this type of entry. There have been several injuries from animals becoming uncontrollable due to the crowd noise or hit by objects from the crowd.
Horses must be certified in crowd control. Therefore, the exception to this rule is the Sheriff's Mounted Patrol.
Christmas in the Park will begin at 4 p.m. in City Park. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided.
The Fort Payne Film Society will present a Christmas movie in the DeKalb Theatre after the parade at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit the society's Facebook page.
Carol Beddingfield is the director of the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce.