Macon County Chronicle

Chamber of Commerce 2008 Christmas Parade, Dec. 6

Plans are being finalized for the December 6th Christmas Parade. Floats large and small will adorn the streets of Lafayette.  Antique cars and tractors, horse and buggies, the Shriners, and of course Santa Claus will be part of “Christmas in Paradise”. The parade, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, is always a big hit, so get there early and spend the day in Lafayette, doing business with hometown folks.  

The Lafayette Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, December 6th at 1 p.m.  If you are a parade participant you will need to be in line by 10:30 a.m. to be judged. The parade will be led by City of Lafayette Chief of Police Jerry Dallas followed by Grand Marshall Steve Walker.  

In addition to the Macon County High School Band, the Pearl Cohn Marching Band will fill the streets with music.  City and county officials will be followed by Tennessee Senator Mae Beavers and State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver as well as Chamber of Commerce President Brad Tuttle and Executive Secretary Lona Vinson.  

Many queens, princesses and sweethearts will participate along with the Macon County Fairest of the Fair winner.

In the youth categories cheerleaders, Girls scout and Boy Scout troops will join the Hartsville Twirlers and Fall Festival royalty.

Local small and large businesses will be participating and the parade will include antique automobiles, utility carts and ATV’s.  Several non-profit/church entries are slated as part of the event.  Both horse and buggies and horse and riders will end the parade totaling nearly 100 entries sure to make the Chamber’s “Christmas in Paradise” parade beautiful and fun-filled.