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Many businesses, individuals and agencies in Rockford have decorated for the season ahead of the town’s Christmas event and parade, such as the Coosa County Courthouse,First Bank, Infinity Coffee Shop & Specialty Store and Infinity Real Estate. Photos by Christa Jennings
By Christa Jennings
Senior Staff Writer
The Town of Rockford will host its Christmas event and parade tomorrow with a day full of various activities preceding the evening parade.
Rockford’s Rockin’ Coosa Christmas will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, December 10. There will be craft and gift vendors set up throughout downtown Rockford for the event, as well as food trucks.
Free attractions planned for the celebration include a bounce house with slide, bags filled with surprised and treats at the Library Open House, reading with the Polar Bear Express, free train rides with Archie’s Shaved Ice, letters to Santa, special prizes at Town Hall, pictures with Santa, free chili at Infinity Coffee Shop, face painting from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and a blood drive from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Additionally, Santa will be available for photos from 3:30 until 5 p.m. by the town’s Christmas tree and ornaments just south of Town Hall.
The Rockford Public Library’s Open House will be held in conjunction with the all-day event, with the library being open for the same hours. There will be free enrollment, fun activities and treats available to all who attend.
Following the day’s festivities, the town’s Christmas parade will kick off at 6 p.m.
In addition to the town’s festivities, BridgeWays is hosting its inaugural 2-day Quilt & Art Show. This event will be held from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. today and also from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow indoors at the Family Life Center of Rockford Baptist Church, located along U.S. Highway 231.
This event is a fundraiser for BridgeWays of Coosa County, with funds raised during the event helping to ensure that every child BridgeWays serves will get the support they need to “succeed in school, work and life.”
Vendors will be participating with an array of hand-crafted items such as paintings, drawings, pottery, ceramics, jewelry, sewn or quilted items, and more.
Additionally, the event will feature a quilt show with quilts spanning the past 100 years being on display. BridgeWays will also have a beautifully handcrafted quilt to be auctioned off during a silent auction Saturday.
Quarts of a variety of homemade soup will also be available to purchase. Those quarts of soup will be available for a $10 donation.
Those interested in learning more about Rockford’s Rockin’ Coosa Christmas event or the parade are asked to contact Town Hall at 256-377-4911. For more information on the BridgeWays Quilt & Art Show, contact Regional Director Lynn Anne Castleberry at 813-363-0495 or LynnAnne.Castleberry@BridgeWaysAL.org.