COTR seeking nominations for St. Nicholas

He could be your next-door neighbor or your baseball coach. She could be your Sunday School teacher or your Girl Scout leader. Who are we talking about? The 2015 St. Nicholas is a Demopolis resident who best portrays the spirit of Christmas all year long by being involved in the development of the lives of children in our community. This person is someone who has made a positive impact on your life or the lives of your children. He or she is someone who brightens your day when you see them or goes the extra mile when you need a little boost. This person is drawn to children and children are drawn to them. He or she seeks ways to help, teach, guide, or lead children to become the best version of themselves. Who comes to mind when you think of the next St. Nicholas?

The Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce and the Christmas on the River Committee are seeking nominations for this year’s 2015 St. Nicholas. There is no greater compliment than for someone to sit down and write a letter of recommendation on your behalf. All of us know someone who has made a difference in our community and the lives of the children in our area. Take a few minutes and write a letter of recommendation on behalf of someone who has made a lasting impression on you.

The crowning of St. Nicholas event will be held on Thursday, Dec. 3, in Public Square, Downtown Demopolis at 5:30 p.m. (In case of inclement weather the event will be held at the Demopolis Civic Center.) In addition to the crowning of St. Nicholas, the Christmas story will be read, we will countdown the lighting of Public Square, Santa will be available for photos and the children of Demopolis with their hand-made lanterns will have the Lantern Light Parade.

It is a fun filled evening honoring people that help make Demopolis such a wonderful community.

Nominations must be submitted in written form and received by the Chamber of Commerce no later than November 9, 2015. Remember to sign your letter, without a signature we cannot accept your nomination. You may send your letter to PO Box 667, Demopolis, AL 36732; fax to 334-289-1026; drop off at the Chamber at 102 E Washington St; or email your nomination to

For more information, contact the Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce at 334-289-0270.