ELKMONT – Saturday will be a fun-filled, food-filled, holiday celebration in Elkmont.

It kicks off at 8 a.m. with Breakfast with Santa at the school cafeteria. The event includes a pancake breakfast, photographs with Santa and craft-making projects for the children. Cost is $4 for adults and $6 for children, which covers breakfast, photos and crafts.

There will also be a special low-cost gift shop available for children and parents. Gifts range in price from 25 cents to $12.

“The gifts are ones children can afford on their allowance,” said Pam Moss, treasurer of the Elkmont’s Parent-Teacher Association, which sponsors the event. “Adults can buy gifts, too. There are a lot of cute little things.”

The event continues until 10 a.m.


The Elkmont Christmas Parade will follow the breakfast at 11 a.m.

Bands, floats, horses and children will be a part of the annual event. Entries will line up at the headquarters at Elkmont school parking lot. They will travel Highland to Fort Hampton Road and end at the Piggly Wiggly store.

The Elkmont Volunteer Fire Department sponsors the event.

Tour of Homes

For $5 you can help the Elkmont High School Band and enjoy holiday decorations by attending the annual Tour of Homes.

The event is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a reception beginning at 3 p.m. in the high school lobby.

Trees with family heirlooms, cowboys and denim figurines will be just some of the holiday décor on display during this year’s tour. Maps to the homes will be provided.

The following homes will be featured:

• Helen Carter of 22335 Alabama 127, Elkmont

• Marshall Taylor of 23224 Fain Road, Elkmont

• Tonnia Montgomery of 24710 Elkton Road, Elkmont

• Anita and Brian Weaver of 19454 Yarbrough Road, Athens

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance or Saturday night. They are available from band members or by calling the band room at 732-4624 or Berzett at 423-3972.

The event helps the Elkmont High School Band Boosters raise money for the school band. “It’s a tradition,” said Keila Berzett, president of the Elkmont High School Band Boosters. “This will be our fifth year to do this and it is also our yearly fund-raiser.”

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