The Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas Parade will be Saturday, December 10.
This year’s theme is “Jingle All the Way,” and it promises to provide spectators with plenty of music, lights, and beautiful floats, a press release said. More than 50 businesses and community organizations have already registered their entries for the parade.
The sponsor of this year’s parade is The Cowperwood Company. There is no cost to participate.
The Chamber will be accepting entries online through Monday, December 5. Register by visiting the Chamber’s website at www.oakridgechamber.org.
“People began signing up for the parade in July, as soon as we announced our theme,” said Greta Ownby, executive vice president of the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce. “The second Saturday in December is always the date for our Christmas parade, and it’s nice to know that people start planning early make the parade a special part of their holiday tradition.”
The parade will start at 6 p.m. Saturday, December 10, and it will begin at Corporate Center, on the corner of Lafayette and Laboratory Road. From there, the parade will travel down Lafayette to the Oak Ridge Turnpike. It will continue west on the Turnpike to Oak Ridge High School. The judge’s stand will be located in front of the Chamber.
Those participating in the parade will line up in the parking lot of Corporate Center, on the corner of Lafayette and Laboratory Road beginning at 4 p.m. Detailed information will be e-mailed to all who have registered an entry.
The Chamber will need lots of Santa’s elves to serve as volunteer parade marshals to make the parade a safe, fun, and successful event. To volunteer and be put on Santa’s “nice” list, contact Greta Ownby at [email protected] or (865) 483-1321.
This press release was submitted by Kathy Gillenwaters.
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