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Water usage down in Thorsby

By Theadoris Morris

Water consumption and utilities have dropped in Thorsby because of the recent rain, which is good for the citizens’ pockets, but not for the city.

Superintendent Terry Jackson discussed the water report at Thorsby’s Town Hall Meeting yesterday.

“Because of the rain, citizens have not been using water for their plants, for example,” said Mayor Dearl Hilyer.

“Water sales are a big part of this town because we do not have other taxes, and sales are down from what we have been selling.”

In other business, the Thorsby Christmas Parade was approved to be held Dec. 4, 2010, at 4:30 p.m. It was set for this date and time so it will coordinate with the school fundraiser.

“The school is having a $5 a bowl soup and chili sell-off,” said Hilyer. “The plan is to have the event with the school kids.”

“Dollar” Bill Lawson from 102.5 “The Bull” radio station in Birmingham will be the grand marshal of the events.

Also mentioned, the town has a new Christmas tree that will be going up this year.