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Kathryn Tucker Windham to lead Selma-Dallas County Christmas Parade

Get your jackets and grab your best Christmas spirit. The Selma-Dallas County Christmas Parade begins at 9 a.m. Saturday.

This year’s parade will feature Kathryn Tucker Windham as the grand marshal. Selma Mayor George Evans made the announcement Thursday. “I’m very pleased to have her as the grand marshal,” he said.

Windham is a storyteller, author, photographer and journalist. She is also founder of the Alabama Tale Tellin’ Festival, an annual event in Selma since 1978. Nationally known for her story telling, she is most famous for her ghost stories featuring Jeffrey a friendly ghost that lives in her house in Selma.

Windham said she looks forward to the parade. “I’m practicing my queen wave,” she said.

The parade entries will line up on Washington Street, turn right at the corner of Washington Street onto Water Avenue, then right onto Broad Street, go north on Broad to Furniss Street, turn right on Furniss to Washington and right on Washington to disband behind the old YMCA building.