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Update! Over 50 entries in Christmas in Columbia parade

Sat 2 Dec 2017 starts 6:30am-9:30amCT, with Edgar Troutman Rotary Breakfast, held again this year at the Columbia Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, assessed from Monroe Street at the Columbia Baptist Church, 201 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.
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By Linda Waggener

There were over 50 entries at today's deadline to register for Saturday's big parade through downtown. The tradition of Christmas in Columbia always finishes up with the parade and this year's theme for the day, December 2, 2017, is "A Bluegrass Christmas".


You can set your alarm early and start breakfast be 6:30am-9:30amCT at the Edgar Troutman Memorial Rotary Breakfast Columbia Baptist Church, 201 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. There's a $5 per person charge.

Then at 9amCT the historic Adair County Historic Courthouse, 500 Public Square, Columbia, KY, opens for the Adair Heritage Association Christmas Arts and Crafts sale. It is open until 2pmCT. There will be light food and drinks available for a donation for those who want to keep shopping.

Families with little ones will want to head up the hill for Santa's arrival at 1:30pmCT. He makes his appearance during the Children's Christmas Carnival which opens at 1pmCT at the Lindsey Wilson College Holloway Health and Wellness Center, 299 Williams Street, Columbia. It offers arts & crafts, children's crafts and cookie decorating, Christmas stories, inflatables, and many other children's activities.

Organization of the parade line-up was begun in a meeting at the offices of the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce Thursday, November 30, 2017. At the meeting were Debbie Selby assisted by her granddaughter Bryleigh Wheet, and Roger Meadows, Brenda Mann, Ellen Zornes, Sue Stivers, Pam Hoots, Sharon Burton and Linda Waggener.


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Judge Lash Davenport helps prepare for Christmas in Columbia



2017-12-01 - Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Every moment inside the old courthouse is a history lesson. Like this one where Lash Davenport, 11, takes over the Judges bench in the historic Adair County Courthouse as many have in past. Was the last to preside here Judge/Executive R.L. Walker? Lash just needs a gavel. He is the son of Todd and Cayce Stockton Davenport and the grandson of Bill and Bonnie Davenport and of Joe and Candy Stockton Flowers. During his brief rule at the bench, Lash said, Ive decreed my little brother Emmett should sit down! The boys were there with their parents setting up their booth for Christmas in Columbia tomorrow, December 2, 2017. - LW. Paired Photo

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Judge's bench appealed to young Emmett Davenport also



2017-12-01 - Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Emmett Davenport, 4, followed in his big brother Lash's footsteps taking charge of the Judge's bench while his parents got started on their booth for Christmas in Columbia tomorrow, December 2, 2017. Emmett is the son of Todd and Cayce Stockton Davenport. He is the grandson of Bill and Bonnie Davenport and of Joe and Candy Stockton Flowers, all of Columbia.

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Full moon coming up to add charm to Christmas in Columbia eve



2017-12-01 - Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
A full moon was rising over the historic Adair County Courthouse to add charm to Christmas in Columbia eve activities. Booth participants were beginning to set up for Saturday morning, December 2, 2017.

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Christmas in Columbia begins with Rotary Breakfast



2017-12-02 - 500 Public Square, Columbia KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, columbiamagazine.com.
Christmas in Columbia is going on all day today, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, on the public square and at Lindsey Wilson. The first and best thing to do is begin with a hot, hearty breakfast by the Rotary Club members. Chefs and servers pictured at the Rotary breakfast are, from left, Phil Hanna, JD Zornes, Hunter Durham, Jerry Holt, Ted Caldwell, Dick and Linda Fitzpatrick and Derrick Kisita. The report nearing the 9:30amCT finish-up was that this was even bigger than last year.

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