Davis will be grand marshal of Albemarle Christmas Parade

Published 11:00 am Monday, November 27, 2023

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Alice “Nanna” Davis will serve as grand marshal for the City of Albemarle’s Christmas Parade at 4 p.m. Dec. 9 in downtown Albemarle.

Alice Davis has been named grand marshal of the Albemarle Christmas Parade. (Contributed)

Davis, a native of Albemarle, has lived a life of service to the community through her professional work with children in early childhood education and adults with developmental disabilities.

Davis has also volunteered in a number of charitable and civic organizations throughout the community.

Davis was one of the first students at Stanly Tech, now Stanly Community College, and served as co-director of the college’s daycare which acted as a learning lab for students. Davis went on to work at Piedmont Mental Health Center where she helped establish a day program for the developmentally disabled. Davis’ professional career spanned more than 40 years.

Davis also found time to volunteer in the community as a member of the board of directors for Crisis Assistance, Habitat for Humanity, Stanly Community Christian Ministry, American Red Cross of Stanly County and several others. She also worked on voter registration and delivered meals to the sick and homebound. She helped organize and assist with the annual Community Christmas Dinner.

Members of the public who wish to participate in the Albemarle Christmas Parade can do so by entering a float. Sign up at www.albemarlenc.gov/christmasparade .

The cutoff date for parade entries is Thursday.