2012 Spirit of Christmas Parade & Festiv

What a weekend for Lee County! It all started Friday night with our Movie Under the Stars where folks of all ages braved the cold weather and joined a few hundred of their friends and neighbors to watch “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”! We even had a special guest appearance by the Grinch himself! Then on Saturday the beautiful weather and the crowds showed up for our 24th Annual Spirit of Christmas Parade and our fourth annual “Spirit of Christmas Festival”. There were 90+ parade participants to pass in review. Congratulations to our float winners! Winners in the Non-Commercial category were: 1st Place –Hasan Shriners, 2nd Place – Lee County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, and 3rd Place – True Life Church of God. In our Commercial category: 1st Place - Chehaw, 2nd Place – Albany Technical College, and 3rd Place – Leesburg Animal Hospital. Approximately 50 vendors lined Starksville Avenue creating a festive spirit to jumpstart the holiday season. Families enjoyed great food, entertainment, games, rides,visit with Curious George, and shopping!

The Chamber would like to thank all those who came out to support these events and to all our volunteers and sponsors! Thank you to all who brought unwrapped toys, canned goods, or monetary donations. We are grateful to have been a part of such an exciting event and be able to help out so many families and children who are in need. We would also like to thank our City and County Employees and Administration, Schools, Churches, and Law Enforcement for your collaboration on this project!