Robinson to serve as grand marshal for 2015 Columbiana Christmas Parade
Published 12:07 pm Monday, November 30, 2015
By EMILY SPARACINO / Staff Writer
COLUMBIANA – Phoebe Donald Robinson will serve as grand marshal for the 2015 Columbiana Christmas Parade on Dec. 3.
Robinson and her husband, Red, will dress as Santa and Mrs. Claus.
“We will ride in my son Donald’s Hummer and my family will be elves riding in the car with me,” Robinson said. “I have two married sons and six-and-a-half grandchildren. The Hummer will be decorated and have Santa’s toy bags in the back.”
Robinson is the president of Donald Real Estate and a community columnist for the Shelby County Reporter.
She is the president of the Vignette Club, AFWC Louise Wilson Clubwoman of the Year, DAR David Lindsay Chapter regent, DAR Alabama Officers Club chaplain, Alabama Officers Club Rose Recipient Outstanding Member, Columbiana Merchants and Professionals Association president, Friends of the Columbiana Library president, Altamont Alumni Association president, Altamont Distinguished Alumni of the Year, Dogwood Garden Club president and Pickwick Club president.
Robinson’s son Robert Robinson will sing Christmas music at 5:30 p.m. at the Christmas tree at the corner of Main and College streets in Columbiana before the parade.
Also at 5:30 p.m., photos and autographs by Miss Shelby County Hayley Barber and Miss Shelby County Teen Kyra Callens will be available.
Dream Makers Dance Team will perform at 6:15 p.m.
The parade will start at 7 p.m. with Christmas trees by Columbiana Middle School students throwing candy, Miss Shelby County and Miss Shelby County Teen, SCHS band and dance team, and the Christmas tree lighting by Robinson as grand marshal.
The parade is free, and attendees may bring cameras for pictures with Santa by the tree following the parade.
The 2015 Columbiana Tour of Homes will be held Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tickets are $12 before Dec. 5 at Busy Hands, Main Street Florist and Columbiana Beautification Board members, and $15 the day of the tour.
The trolley will stop at Columbiana Methodist Church and Columbiana Senior Center (free with ticket). The trolley will go to all homes, businesses and the Methodist church in Columbiana.