Dixon’s Mill Christmas parade a success

Published 4:15 pm Monday, December 21, 2009

On Saturday, the city of Dixon’s Mill hosted its eighth annual Christmas parade, sponsored by the Dixon’s Mill Volunteer Fire Department and Ascending Harmony Social and Saving Club.

The parade went from the fire department through town to U.S. Highway 43, then back around again to the fire department.

The grand marshal of the parade was soul recording artist Steve Perry, who has released a new album.

“It’s called ‘Can’t Let Go,’” he said. “It’s got a lot of great songs on it. I want to thank everybody for their support: Dixon’s Mill, Thomasville and Linden and other folks around the area.

“We intended to do the parade last year, but I had to do a concert last year. This year, I was off for this day, but later this afternoon, I’ve got to go to a concert in Albany, Ga. I got in contact with some friends here, and we put it all together. It’s a great thing!”

The Prattville native has a listing of his albums and songs at his Web site, www.steveperrysoul.com.

The parade was organized by Joyce White. It was postponed on Dec. 12 due to inclement weather, but the weather was anything but that on Saturday.

“It was a beautiful day for a parade,” she said. “We lost some of our people because we cancelled last week, but there was nothing we could do about the weather.

“We look forward to this every year. The group Ascending Harmony Social and Saving Club, and if there are any proceeds after the parade, we give them to the fire department.”

Following the parade, the fire department hosted a fish fry dinner.