Miss Greene County Hannah Bobinger and Miss Greater Greeneville Sarah Stokely will be the parade marshals for the 2013 Greeneville Christmas Parade, it has been announced.
The parade is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m., with the route moving through the Greeneville Historic District in downtown Greeneville.
A project of the Greene County Partnership, the parade is being coordinated by the Greeneville Exchange Clubs and the Partnership staff, and will again feature seven bands, one from each of the five local high schools and Greeneville Middle School, as well as the band from Tusculum College.
All entries in the parade must be registered at the Greene County Partnership by Dec. 5.
After registration forms are completed, permits to the parade area will be issued. Participants must have the permit in order to enter the staging area on Bohannon Avenue the day of the parade.
All floats entering the competition will be judged prior to the parade and should arrive at the parade area by 12:30 p.m. Judging will take place promptly at 1 p.m.
Categories for competition include commercial floats, civic/school organization floats and church floats. Prizes of $100, $50 and $25, respectively, will be awarded in each division to the units judged first, second and third in overall appearance.
Winning float entries will be expected to provide individuals to carry the winning banners in the parade. Exchange Club representatives will collect the banners at the conclusion of the parade in front of Crescent Office Building and present prize money to the winning entries.
Lineup for all participants in the parade other than the floats will begin at 1 p.m. All feeder streets to Bohannon Avenue will be blocked with the exception of Burns Street, off the U.S. 11E Bypass, which will be the only entrance to the parade area for all participants.
The parade will advance from Bohannon Avenue to North Main Street and continue on Main through the downtown area and up West Main Street to the Crescent Office Building, where it will disperse.
All parade participants are reminded that no one in the parade will be allowed to throw candy or other items into the crowd.
Those who choose to distribute these items must do so through individuals handing the items to the crowd as they walk along the parade route.
All entries in the parade should be decorated using the parade theme, "The 12 Days of Christmas," and no entries can feature Santa Claus.
There will only be one Santa in the parade -- the Santa on the fire truck at the end of the parade.
For more information on the event, please call the Partnership at 638-4111.