If you missed the annual Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Parade and the City of Baxley’s Winter Wonderland Saturday evening in downtown Baxley, you missed some wonderful events. The events were well attended this year and citizens seemed to enjoy both events. At 8:00 p.m. the night sky lit up with a fantastic fireworks display sponsored by the Appling County Commissioners.
As for bragging rights for this year’s parade floats... First place went to the Appling County High School’s Junior Class Float, themed A Pirate Night Before Christmas. Second was Odessa’s Kennels and third place went to Jerry Rich and J.M. Forestry. In the religious division Temples Youth Ministry received first place, First Baptist Church was second and St. Rose of Lima took home thrid place. Thousands enjoyed the snow, arts and crafts, free hot chocolate and popcorn, and kiddie rides at the Winter Wonderland.