Buzzell: Roker to headline Warner Robins Christmas Parade

November 27, 2013 

The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the 58th Annual Christmas Parade on Dec. 7, 2013 at 10 a.m. The grand marshal this year will be NBC’s Today Show weatherman Al Roker and his wife, Deborah Roberts, ABC News Network correspondent.

The theme for this year’s parade is “Christmas Around the World,” showcasing the many aspects of the season from a global perspective. The sponsor for this year’s parade is Flint Energies. The Christmas parade route begins at Houston Mall at the corner of Watson Boulevard and Houston Road, turning east down Watson Boulevard ending at City Hall.

The Perry Main Street Christmas Parade will also be Dec. 7, at 4 p.m. in downtown Perry. Afterward, there will be a Christmas Tour of Homes from 5-9 p.m. hosted by the Zaltana Club. Tickets are $15 in advance and are available at the Perry Welcome Center, merchants and local Zaltana Club members. Tickets the day of the event are $20. For additional information regarding the tour, call 478-338-0569 or email

The JOY Choir musical “Come and Adore Him” will also be presented that day at 5 p.m. atPerry United Methodist Church. “Hope Has Come” will be performed at 10 a.m. at the First Christian Church of Perry.

Houston County High School presents its One Act production of “A Christmas Carol” at the school Dec. 5 and Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5. The school is located at 920 Ga. 96.

Northside High School Thespian Troupe 2892 presents its One Act award-winning (first place region and state title) play/musical production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at the school’s Ray Horne Theatre for Performing Arts on Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. Admission is $5 or five cans of food or five packages of dry goods per person, including children, to benefit the All Saints Episcopal Church food pantry in Warner Robins. Monies collected will be used by the school to cover licensing expenses attached to the production.

Suggested food items for admission to the Northside High production include macaroni and cheese; spaghetti and sauce; hamburger/chicken/tuna Helper; canned goods of vegetables, broth, soup, fruits, etc; small packages of rice; Jiffy Muffin Mix; tea bags, cocoa mix and small bags of coffee; Stove Top stuffing; noodles; small cans of meat; peanut butter and jelly; crackers and cookies; breakfast foods; Ramen noodles or your preferred choice.

Marsha Priest Buzzell is executive director of the Warner Robins Convention & Visitors Bureau. Contact her at 478-922-5100 or

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