Downtown Alba will be hopping Saturday


Alba celebrates Christmas on the Square Saturday with a parade, chili cookout, photos with Santa and more.

Individuals and groups may enter their chili, with registration at 3:30 p.m. and judging at 4 at the fire station.

The Alba Volunteer Fire Dept. will sell bowls of chili for $5 to benefit the fire department.

Santa will be on hand for pictures from 4-6 p.m.

The parade lineup begins at 5:30 and steps off at 6. Theme is “Fishing You a Merry Christmas.”

First and second-place winners will be named in the float category and antique vehicles, with $100 for first and $50 for second in each.

Chili winners will receive $250 for first, $150 for second and $75 for third.

The Alba-Golden Band Boosters will have a $500 Visa gift card as a prize to benefit the band.