SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WAFF) - Many holiday events have been canceled this year due to the coronavirus. But on Monday, city leaders and community members gathered in Scottsboro for their annual Christmas Parade.
People who attended were asked to distance and wear masks in accordance to CDC guidelines.
Scottsboro Mayor Jim McCamy said it was important to the city to have the parade to spread some holiday cheer.
This year’s theme was 2020: A Grinch Christmas.
The Mountain Lakes Chamber hosted the Scottsboro Christmas Parade and said this year there are fewer entries.
Entry fees were $10 and all proceeds from the parade go to The Community Service League Christmas Angel Tree.
The Christmas Angel Tree is a county-wide program that purchases Christmas gifts for all Jackson County foster children.
President Cathy Mitchell said she is thankful to be able to help children in need during the pandemic.
“We had 118, so we have seen some more for the need. Our community has stepped up from local individuals, businesses and community members so we were very fortunate to have that happen,” said Mitchell.
One thing missing?
This year, the Scottsboro High School band did not participate in the parade as usual. They are currently in quarantine.