TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority has selected three Grand Marshals for the 44th annual West Alabama Christmas Parade.

  • Tim Parker, chairman of Parker Towing and lifelong servant for the Tuscaloosa community.
  • Cathy Randall, a mother, scholar, educator, business and community leader.
  • Harrison Taylor, City Council President who is credited with improving race relations on a majority white council

As written in the nomination, “All three of these individuals are worthy of recognition on their own and together they have led the Tuscaloosa Bicentennial Advisory Committee in the planning process for the past three years. They have given of their time, talent and resources to ensure the success of this year and set an example as servant leaders.

Registration is now open for parade entries by visiting here or any PARA Activity Center by Friday, Nov. 15 at 5 p.m.

The Parade Representative Meeting is set for Monday, Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the Belk Activity Center.

Construction in the downtown area may cause greater traffic than usual. The 2019 parade route can be found here.

PARA encourages the community to kick off the holiday season at “The Official Bicentennial Parade” on December 13. The Tree Lighting begins at 5:15 p.m and Parade at 6:30 p.m.

For rules regarding the parade, click here.

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