From staff reports
Recently, the City of Louisville, community volunteers, Louisville Utilities began placing Christmas decorations and lights across the community in all available public spaces.
The Winston County Economic Development Partnership purchased the Christmas lights and decorations from the former “Baker’s Acres” Christmas display.
City workers along with volunteers organized the decorations and lights as they planned the best way to get as much as possible of the Christmas decorations out into the public spaces of the community.
The Chamber hopes to promote visitors to Winston County to see the Christmas lights and decorations and build upon each year as well as receive donations for recouping the initial costs and paying for maintenance of the lights and decorations
Anyone who would like to contribute to lighting fund can mail donations to: Winston County Chamber of Commerce 311 W. Park St., Louisville MS 39339 or for more information on the project contact 662-773-8719.
The Louisville Christmas lights display in downtown is ongoing until Christmas and has already drawn driving tours of the displays and lights.
Parade on tap in Louisville Dec. 9
The Louisville Christmas parade is set for December 9 at 5:30 p.m. The theme for the parade is “An All American Christmas”.
The Winston County Chamber of Commerce staff encourages all businesses and groups to enter the parade and develop a float around the theme. Awards will be given in several categories. Businesses are also encouraged to decorate their windows for a window decoration award. Three out of town judges will be on hand for the parade and window review.
The parade will leave coliseum and go to Church Avenue to Main Street back to Columbus Avenue.
“This is a great event to help the community get into the Christmas spirit,” said Linda Skelton, Winston County Chamber director.
For more information on the parade contact the at 662-773-8719.