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The Southern Democrat, December 5, 1956

Redskin band on parade

Christmas cheers and Christmas parades have occupied the Oneonta Redskin Band the past week. On Thursday, the Redskin Band loaded their instruments and journeyed to Attalla for the Attalla Christmas Parade. Oneonta was the only band representing a neighboring city outside the Gadsden area. The following night, the Redskin Band did a terrific job representing the city of Oneonta before the thousands of people lining Broad and Chestnut streets in Gadsden. The band goes to Boaz Friday for the Boaz Lions Club Christmas Parade.

Locust Fork honors principal

Clyde Blackwood, retiring principal of Locust Fork High School and incoming Blount County Superintendent of Education, was honored at the Locust Fork Alumni meeting and banquet held at the school. Through a unanimous vote of the alumni, Mr. Blackwood was made an honorary member of the association.

Although the school regrets to lose Mr. Blackwood as principal, he is wished even greater success as he serves in another field of education. He and Mrs. Blackwood are assured that their influence will live in the lives of the many they have taught through the years.

Cleveland school news

A musical play, ‘On Christmas Hill,’ will be given by Cleveland intermediate grades Tuesday evening at 7:30 in the high school auditorium. Admission is 35 cents and 50 cents. Come out and get the spirit of Christmas.

Edward Faulkner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Faulkner, and Annie Phillips, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Phillips, were crowned king and queen of Cleveland High School. They were chosen for the honor at the annual harvest festival held in November. Both are members of the senior class.