Barbara Scarborough

Though coronavirus hindered the original party plan, Barbara Scarbrough’s friends and family rallied to give her a socially distant, surprise drive-by parade last week in honor of her 80th birthday! Parade participants secretly gathered in town [Elba] to decorate their cars with signs, banners, and balloons before driving to her home, with horns honking and birthday wishes being yelled all the way. Those that were not able to be a part of the celebration in person sent cards, letters, and video messages wishing Barbara a happy birthday and hopes for another great year. Barbara was successfully surprised and thanked everyone for coming. When asked what she thought, she said she had never seen anything like it in her eighty years! Barbara graduated from Florala High School in 1958, where she was a cheerleader and named Miss Florala. She married Philip that same year and they moved to Auburn while he attended Auburn University. They then settled in Elba where they raised their two children. These days Barbara can be found working in her yard, worshipping at First Baptist Church Elba, or spending time with her friends and family. Her daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Will Martin, and her granddaughters and their husbands, Amanda and Keith Dickey and Ashley and Mitch Brumbeloe all joined in the celebration.

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