LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – The thoughts of many may be on football and Fall leaves mid-September but planning for the Athens North Pole Stroll has begun in hopes that local churches, businesses, organizations, non-profits, families and individuals will help make this annual Christmas tradition even grander as Athens, Limestone, Mooresville and the State of Alabama mark 200 years of history, people, places and tales.
A new twist for this year’s Athens North Pole Stroll is the choice of a theme, “Christmas Memories” to fall in line with the Bicentennial-themed events occurring around Limestone County including the Athens Trustmark Christmas Parade. Organizers, Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association, hope this encourages decorators to put on their thinking cap of bygone Christmases and let nostalgia loose with their creativity.
Held annually during the month of December in Big Spring Memorial Park in the historic Beaty District of Athens – the Athens North Pole Stroll features an array of creatively decorated trees by sponsors and decorators, Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful’s “Tired” Family in a bemusing situation, and a visit from Santa and a reading of “T’was the Night Before Christmas”.
Anyone interested in participating as a sponsor, decorator, or would like to volunteer at the Athens North Pole Stroll can visit www.visitathensal.com/north-pole-stroll.html or contact the Athens-Limestone Visitors Center at 256-232-5411.
Source: Cayce Lee/Athens-Limestone Tourism