Something that my grandpa and I shared several times when I was young was the Morristown (TN) Christmas Parade. We went several times while I was growing up.
For the past several years, I have shared the Townsend Christmas Parade with my family. Christmas parades may not have anything inherently to do with Christ, but they are tremendous fun. Our Townsend community is small. There are less than 300 people who live within the city limits. However, we are proud of our area and our Christmas parade is one of the biggest community events we have. In this blog post today, I want to share some pictures I took during the Christmas parade of the place I call home.
First is a shot as we wait on the parade to make its way to where we were positioned.
Our county mayor helped lead the way in the parade:
A Christmas parade is not a parade without a band. Here is the Heritage High School band, where my daughter currently goes to school:
The midget football program had a presence in the parade. I think this was the first mention of Jesus in the parade:
One of our local Baptist churches had a float in the parade:
Our local garden club entered the parade:
We are a rural community and agriculture plays a big part of our lives. Here is just one of the many tractors from our parade:
Many people ride their horses in the parade. As you can tell, the end of the parade is near!!! Pun totally intended.
Finally, Santa Claus should always be the grand finale’ of every Christmas parade.
Our parade is nothing fancy. There is nothing truly CHRISTian about it. It’s just plain, simple community and family fun. Thanks for letting me share the fun with you.
Do you like Christmas parades? Do you have fond memories of them?