County takes part in parade

Published 2:51 am Monday, January 15, 2007

By By Lisa Tindell – news writer
In 1932 a film and theme song named &#8220I Love a Parade” was released. Now 75 years later, Escambia County representatives are singing the same tune.
A combined effort of the Brewton and Atmore chambers of commerce has created an opportunity to have a beautiful representation of Escambia County appear in Gov. Bob Riley's inauguration parade in Montgomery on Monday.
Emilie Mims, director of the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce, agreed.
Representing the county on the float will be the Atmore Chamber Ambassadors, a group of high school students from the Atmore area who serve the chamber throughout the year. Also on the float will be the Poarch Band of Creek Indians 2006-2007 princesses.
The Escambia County Commission made arrangements last Monday to make sure a truck and driver would be available to tow the float in the parade.
A float manufacturer in Georgia has built the float specifically for Escambia County, Crane said.
Mims said the group traveling to Montgomery on Monday won't be required to tow the float to the location but will take possession of it upon their arrival.
The parade is expected to broadcast live on WSFA Channel 12 in Montgomery. Coverage of the inauguration activities will begin at 10 a.m.

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