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Greeneville Christmas Parade to Make its Annual Appearance on

Sunday, December 3rd!


Greeneville, TN – The Greene County Partnership and the Exchange Club of Greeneville proudly announces the return of the annual Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 3rd at 2 p.m. This year’s parade promises to be a highlight of the year with its heartwarming theme of "Christmas Movies.” The parade staging area will be on Bohannon Avenue and the route will then take a left turn onto Main Street. The route will then make its way through the downtown Greeneville area, along South Main, West Main, and ultimately concluding at Carson and West Main streets in front of Crescent School.


Parade registration will begin on November 1st and all participants must complete a registration form to be eligible to participate in the parade. Online applications will be taken this year and can be accessed on www.GreeneCountyPartnership.com. Paper applications and payments will also be accepted at the Greene County Partnership located at 115 Academy Street. Please note the deadline for submitting registration forms is noon on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023.


Entry fees for the parade are as follows:

Commercial/Business Float - $50

Non-Float Vehicle (cars, tractors, etc.) - $40

Non-Commercial Floats (civic/church/clubs/elementary sports teams) - $20

Pageant Title Holders (must furnish own car) - $25

Motorcycle Groups (each additional motorcycle is $2) - $25


In the spirit of community, several categories, including High School and Middle School Marching Bands, Cheerleaders, ROTC Groups, Veteran's Groups, Elected Officials and Emergency Vehicles, will be exempt from entry fees. Please note that, at the request of safety officials, entries will be limited to the first 100 registrants on a first-come, first-served basis.


All participants wishing to compete for prizes must declare their intention to do so on the registration form. Please be aware that no free entries in the parade will be eligible for prizes. Participants in the competitive categories should also be prepared to provide individuals to walk in the parade and carry banners for first, second, and third place winners, should their entries be victorious.


Entries will be judged on how well the float represents the parade theme (Christmas Movies). Judges will take into consideration the originality and creativity of the design and construction of the float. Overall appearance will also be taken into consideration when awarding the winners.


Prizes will be awarded in two categories:


Commercial:

1st Place: $100

2nd Place: $50

3rd Place: $25


Non-Commercial:

1st Place: $100

2nd Place: $50

3rd Place: $25


In the interest of safety, the entire parade route will be closed off at midnight on Sunday, December 3rd. To accommodate churchgoers, we kindly advise seeking alternative routes and parking options around Main Street on the morning of the 3rd. Parking spaces along the parade route will be reserved for spectators, ensuring their enjoyment of the parade. Ample parking facilities can also be found in various lots throughout the downtown area.


On parade day, participants (excluding elected officials) are encouraged to access the staging area via Burns Street on the 11E Bypass, while elected officials should approach from Austin Street. Parents are urged to coordinate with their group leaders for convenient drop-off points, with a designated location available at the intersection of Bohannon Street and Austin/Housley Avenue.


Decorated floats entering to be judged are asked to arrive at the Bohannon Avenue staging area no later than 12:30 p.m. Judging will commence promptly at 1 p.m. For all other entrants, the window for arrival is between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., allowing ample time for organizing the lineup.


For registration forms and additional information, kindly visit the Greene County Partnership’s Website at www.greenecountypartnership.com or visit the office located at 115 Academy St. For inquiries, please call 423-638-4111 or email info@greenecountypartnership.net.

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