The Town Of Douglas Is Decorated For The Season, For The First Time

Posted on: 9:45 pm, December 22, 2013, by , updated on: 11:16pm, December 22, 2013

DOUGLAS, Ala. (WHNT) — The town of Douglas is shining a little brighter this Christmas season.

Just over seven hundred people call the small town of Douglas home. Every year during Christmas the town’s holiday spirit comes from its residents. This year though, the town itself is putting out a little Christmas spirit of its own.

For the first time, the town of Douglas will be decorated for the season. Douglas Mayor Corey Hill says it all started with an idea. “Orange Beach had an influx of BP money, and they were going to use some of it on decorations and I thought ‘maybe they’re going to get rid of some of their old decorations,’ ” Mayor Hill says.

So with the help of some mutual friends he gave Orange Beach officials a call, and got the answer he was hoping for. “They had some in storage they weren’t using,” Mayor Hill says he was told.

The town could have them for free. So those decorations made the long trip, with a little Christmas spirit attached. “The city administrator actually delivered those to us personally, from Orange Beach to Douglas,” Mayor Hill says.

So they put them up, with the help of some more people who also felt the spirit of the season. “Then Marshall-DeKalb, our electric co-op there in town, actually put them up for us, for free also,” Mayor Hill says.

So with Christmas just days away, for the first time ever Douglas’ streets are shining a little brighter. “It’s just been a real good thing for our community,” Mayor Hill says.

The town also held its first Christmas parade this year. Mayor Hill says more than one thousand people came to watch it, and he says the parade was one of the largest in the county in terms of entries.