Cheri McCain, Sherry James, Hillary Hall, Debbie Beason, Susie Malone and Carol Dykes work on Cultura Garden Club plans for downtown decorations.

Club Chronicles: Cultura Garden Club plans decorations

Cultura Garden Club committee members recently met to finalize the plans for decorating downtown Russellville for the Christmas holiday season. Hillary Malone Hall, Cultura president and chairman/planner for the Downtown Christmas Decorations Committee, gave an update on the funding for the project. With the support of the mayor, city council, probate judge, county commissioners, a grant and proceeds raised from the garden club’s fundraisers, $21,529 has been budgeted for the city’s decorations.

Large street poles with stop lights will feature garland, lights and ornamental Christmas balls. Snowflake lights will be hung on the large street poles, and small street poles will be decorated with traditional garland, lights and draped in red, green and champagne ball garland. The street sign decorations will consist of garland, bows and finial ornaments; all trees will be wrapped in white lights; and the shrubs wrapped in red lights.

Plans also include decorations for City Hall, the Courthouse, the police department, post office and the public library. The Historic Roxy Theatre will be decked out for Toyland.

Another new addition for downtown is the lighting of a large Christmas tree.

Merchants and businesses are encouraged to decorate their store windows to celebrate the Russellville Christmas Holiday Season.

Work on the downtown decorations will begin Nov. 13 following Veterans Day. The Christmas tree lighting event is tentatively planned for the week of Nov. 26.

The Roxy’s Legend of Toyland is scheduled to begin Nov. 28 and run through Dec. 2, and the Christmas parade will be Dec. 6 following Every Light a Prayer for Peace and Veterans Reception held at the Courthouse.

The Book Lovers Study Club Christmas Holiday Tour of Homes is scheduled for Dec. 9.

Mark your calendar for these events and make plans to attend!


By Susie Hovater Malone

Franklin County

Distinguished Young Women deadline approaches

College Sports

NWSCC adds volleyball to growing Patriot athletics program

News

Russellville Parks and Rec adult softball league grows interest

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Thomas Randall Miller

Franklin County

Community Spirit Bank announces promotion

Franklin County

Police search underway for man wanted in three states

Franklin County

Local students earn collegiate honors

East Franklin

PHOTOS: East Franklin Junior High awards honors

News

Traveling band makes stop at Phil Campbell High School

News

Russellville Parks and Rec holds adult sandlot softball game

Galleries

PHOTOS: Community celebrates Fourth of July with annual Jam on Sloss Lake

News

Second Canadian Phil greeted by town

Franklin County

Franklin County Schools lead nurse school nurse named administrator of the year

News

Former Russellville resident performs in ‘Miracle Worker’

Galleries

PHOTOS: Russellville, Red Bay public libraries enjoy summer reading program events

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight: Robbie Richardson

News

University of Mississippi announces spring Chancellor’s Honor Roll

News

PHOTOS: Community turns out for Phil Campbell Festival

Franklin County

University of Alabama announces spring graduates

Franklin County

Dean’s, president’s lists students named for UA spring term

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Hugh Plott

Galleries

PHOTOS: Inaugural downtown Russellville Art Crawl winners

Galleries

PHOTOS: Russellville Public Library holds princess, pirates bounce party

Franklin County

Northwest Shoals Community College signs 24 students in FAME class

x